You would have noticed recently that the heat during the day and night have been unbearably
high. This is as a result of heat waves stemming from the emission of greenhouse gases.
Experts have warned us to prepare for more hot days and warm nights. This preparation will
require smart adaptation strategies and engaging in climate resilient practices to cope with
the damage that has been done. The common effects of heat waves on humans are dehydration
which can lead to fainting or death, chickenpox, heat rash, and psychological stress.
In order to cope with the current climate conditions, experts have advised that we should
drink more water to keep hydrated. Keep a water bottle with you to remind you to take water.
Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated drinks during this period.Reduce intake of foods that are
rich in protein because they increase metabolic heat. Fresh foods, and vegetables are better
options. Monitor your blood pressure Should, as much as possible, stay indoors between 12 noon
and 3 pm Should take cold baths before going to bed at night Please endeavor to adhere,
we need you hale and hearty!
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