How to beat the heat in Germany?

Temperatures in Germany can reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit and warmer, today it is 85 and for German residents these temperatures can prove unpleasant.Although air conditioning seems to be an adequate solution, the housing regulations prohibit their use. [1

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Even without the help of air conditioning, however, there are several ways to beat the heat:

  • Wear light, light, loose-fitting clothing.

Dark clothing absorbs heat and light clothing reflects them.

  • Protect yourself from the sun.
  • Sunburn can have a negative effect on your body’s ability to cool itself, and can lead to a loss of bodily fluids.

  • Plan outdoor work during cooler times of the day.
  • Limiting outdoor activities to the morning and evening hours – not the midday heat – can help avoid heat damage.

  • In private homes, you can fold shutters during the day and open windows at night.
  • Preventing light from entering during the heat of the day prevents a residence from heating up too much, and the cooler temperatures of the night and early morning keep these temperatures lower.

  • Drink more water.
  • Whether you are physically active or at rest, an increase in fluid consumption is required, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In case of heavy physical stress in the heat, two to four glasses of cool liquid per hour should be drunk. These liquids should be alcohol-free and should not contain large amounts of sugar, as alcoholic and sugary drinks can cause the body to lose fluids.

  • Replace salts and minerals.
  • Sweating can cause you to lose the salt and other minerals your body needs to function properly. Sports drinks can help replace these salts and minerals, according to the CDC, although they encourage those who eat low-salt foods to consult their doctor before drinking sports drinks or taking salt tablets.

    Footnotes

    [1 Prohibition of air conditioning systems with old refrigerant.What’s the point?

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