How to prevent heat strokes

Japan during the summer has notoriously high temperatures, causing many cases of heat strokes to occur. The temperature in Japan goes as high as 41 degrees! Worst case, this may lead to death so for this article, we have written down easy ways to prepare and prevent overheating yourself! 

Anyone, anywhere, at any time can be at risk of heat stroke depending on the conditions, but heat stroke can be prevented by knowing the right prevention methods and taking care of yourself on a regular basis.

However, heat stroke can be prevented by knowing the right way to prevent it and by being careful on a regular basis. For example, it is especially dangerous in early summer, after the rainy season, or after summer vacation when the temperature rises rapidly while the body is still not used to the heat. Take it easy and let your body get used to it gradually.

One of the most important things to do is consistently drink water!

Even if you are not thirsty, drink plenty of water. Beverages that contain salt and sugar, such as sports drinks, will help you absorb water more easily and replenish the salt lost in sweat.

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Take salt in moderation

It is not necessary to take in excessive amounts of salt, but it is important to take it in moderation through your daily diet. If you sweat a lot, you should especially take in salt. However, if your doctor has placed restrictions on fluids and salt, please consult him/her and follow his/her instructions.

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Maintain a comfortable sleeping environment.

Use breathable and water-absorbent bedding and moderate use of air conditioners and fans to create a comfortable sleeping environment and prevent heat stroke while you sleep.

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Build a strong body

Eat a well-balanced diet and get a good night’s sleep to build a strong body. It is important to take care of your physical condition so that you will be less susceptible to a heat stroke!

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Try to keep the room cool

Use a fan or air conditioner to moderately lower the room temperature. Don’t try save energy excessively, and don’t be complacent and try to endure the heat!

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Get creative with your clothes.

Try to adjust your clothing to the heat. Choose breathable fabrics such as linen or cotton, and choose underwear made of materials with excellent water absorption and quick-drying properties.

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Try avoiding direct sunlight

Protect yourself from direct sunlight by wearing a hat or using a parasol. Also, try to walk in the shade or do activities in the shade.

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Take frequent breaks

When you are working in an environment where you are exposed to heat or sunlight, take frequent breaks and do not overexert yourself.

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These countermeasures we have suggested above could be done easily in daily life, so we hope you bear these in mind during the extremely hot days of summer!!