Gallery: 10 Practical Tips For Coping With A Heat Wave

Heat waves have hit much of the planet hard for the past two months. We tell you what you can do to take care of yourself and overcome high temperatures well

Woman in the middle of a heat wave

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LatinAmerican Post | María Fernanda Ramírez Ramos

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This year has brought extraordinarily high temperatures. Right now, the northern hemisphere is in a summer of record-breaking heat waves. However, at the beginning of the year, the southern hemisphere was also burning, in countries such as Argentina and Australia. Predictions from multiple institutions suggest that this will be a common factor in the coming years. For this reason, it is necessary to know how to react to a heat wave.

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In Spain, 2,823 deaths are already attributed to high temperatures during June and July, according to figures from the MoMo tool. This is the deadliest summer on record. However, it is not the only country: hundreds of deaths, related to high temperatures, are registered in different points: the United States, England, France, China, etc.

If you are traveling or if there is a heat wave in the city where you live, you should know certain recommendations and tricks that will help you take care of yourself in the face of high temperatures.

Remember that if you don't have proper management in the face of high temperatures, these can have negative consequences for your health, that of your loved ones and pets. For this reason, it is essential to follow the recommendations for hydration, sun protection and activity. Older people are especially vulnerable to heat waves, even more so if they have any illness or disease. Also, pregnant women and children may be more susceptible. For this reason, it is essential to protect them properly.