Tips to survive the heat

When you have a chronic illness , heat can be your enemy. It sure is mine. I hate the heat over 22°C. Here are some tips I use during hot summer days (Canada isn't just this icy cold land...)

Stay hydrated, don't wait until you are thirsty. Don't drink extremely icy cold water, it's a temperature shock, at least in my case. Of course, if you cannot drink too much because of health issues, respect what your health practitioner told you to do.

Avoid the sun between 10 AM to 2 PM as it is peak hours.

Wear loose clothes that breath.

Take a cold shower or bath or if you have access to a pool, have a swim!

Ditch the blow dryer and curling/flat iron. They generate so much heat.

Place a damp cold towel on your neck (or anywhere you want!).

If you have to be outside, stay in the shade.

Don't overexert yourself, rest as much as possible when it's too hot.

Most evidently, try to be in a place with air conditioned or a fan.

Eat smaller and lighter meals. I try to eat more cold food when it's hot: salads, sushi or sandwiches.

Don't use the oven, use the microwave or small toaster oven.

Use blackout curtains, it helps a lot at keeping the heat of the sun away.