How to get through the heat wave in good shape

How to get through the heat wave in good shape

Finally! Some people who can’t get enough of the summer heat rejoice. Please do not! So say the others who were also satisfied with 25 degrees. If you are wondering how to get through the announced heat wave, you will find a few tips below. What and how much to drink on hot days? The german society for nutrition and the consumer center of bavaria recommend drinking 1.5 to two liters a day and double that amount in hot weather.

The best way to start the morning is with a coarse glass of tap water to compensate for the night sweats. Then drink regularly throughout the day, because the liquid cannot be stored.

Water, juice spritzers and teas are appropriate. Sugar-sweetened soft drinks and coffee drinks from the refrigerator shelf, as well as trendy drinks such as bubble tea, with their high sugar and low nutrient content, are not recommended thirst quenchers. Coffee, black tea and alcohol should only be drunk in small quantities.

The clothes should not be too light, it increases sweating. Too cold is also unhealthy, because it sends a signal to the body to produce more heat.

The state health office in erlangen warns against overdoing it when drinking: too much liquid damages the body. What does the heat mean for the elderly?? Seniors are less able to compensate for sweating than younger people. The result is a lack of fluid and salt. Also certain drugs can have a negative effect. It is important for seniors and carers to heed the warning signals of the body. The malteser help service has the following tip: "if you pinch the skin on your forearm and it doesn’t go away right away, that can be a sign of a lack of fluid, just like pimples on your tongue or a rising body temperature. Therapy: drink more. What is the best way to behave in the heat?? The state office for health has the following tips:

– make sure your clothes are comfortable and airy.

– always wear headgear in the sun.

– if possible, take a midday rest.

– sleeping with light bed linen, few pillows and only one sheet for a blanket.

– avoiding physical exertion.

– avoid cosmetics and perfume, which in combination with the sun can cause pigment damage. What helps in the house against the heat? Airing for several hours between evening and early morning, with the windows wide open and as long as the temperature outside is colder than inside. Keeping windows and doors closed during the day to prevent warm air from entering the living space in the first place. Keeping the curtains drawn, although they hardly provide any heat protection anyway.

Electrical appliances such as lamps, refrigerators, televisions and computers in continuous operation also produce warm air. With unused guesses, you should therefore pull the plug and not just go into stand-by mode.

In addition, it makes sense to turn off the heating completely in the summer or to stop the summer operation. If it is also used for hot water, an additional control for hot water circulation can be useful.

If it becomes too hot for the tenant, he can not simply reduce the rent. "The right to reduce the rent does not apply unconditionally, but only if the apartment is above 26 degrees for a long time and the apartment does not comply with the building regulations in force at the time of its construction", explains bamberger lawyer thomas brandlein. Landlords must provide heat protection. But tenants can not insist on a specific mabnahme like an awning. Where is the best place to install a sunscreen?? Auben. This way the sun’s rays and warmth are attenuated when they enter the room. Awnings, sun sails, roller shutters or venetian blinds as well as limited sun protection films are suitable. Tenants must ask the landlord for permission before installation.

For those who can install the sunscreen only inside, it is best to buy systems with white or reflective surfaces with low transparency. Pleated blinds, lamellae and folding blinds are suitable. The higher the reflection, the better the protection against overheating. However, according to the verbraucherzentrale, their effectiveness is limited and less effective than overhead sunscreens.

A little help can also be provided by hanging a female cloth in front of the window. How effective are ventilators and air conditioning rate? The consumer center classifies ventilators as effective. They are usually sufficient for a pleasant cooling, because moving air feels cooler than standing air. Fans are cheaper than air conditioners and consume less electricity.

Air conditioning, on the other hand, consumes a lot of energy and is seldom worthwhile with an average of 20 hot days a year. Technically, a distinction is made between monoblocs (compact units for interiors from DIY or electrical stores with a hose in the window, about 1000 euros) and split air-conditioning units with a compressor mounted on the outside.

The latter can be installed only by craftsmen (in rented apartments only with the permission of the landlord) and cost up to 2800 euros according to stiftung warentest. The foundation regularly tests air conditioners and, like the consumer association, points out that air conditioners often cool less than expected, are noisy and cause high electricity costs. What to do with cell phones, notebooks and tablets? Do not expose to the blazing sun and also remember at home that the sun travels. In the open air, leave the cell phone in the pocket or cover it with a towel in the open air swimming pool. Do not leave any devices in your car – behind the windshield it can get so hot that the navigation system melts! If the devices got too much sun, switch them off and let them cool down at room temperature. Do not put it in the refrigerator! Does a cold shower help against heat? Cold water causes the fibers to contract. This increases blood circulation and is therefore counterproductive. It is better to use lukewarm water, so that the body cools down slightly without developing a counter-reaction. Also you could lie down in the bathtub with lukewarm water and slowly let cold water run in until it gets uncomfortably cool. Then get out of the tub. With this method, warmth is slowly withdrawn from the body without it counter-regulating and starting to sweat again.

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