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@ridingbet (59326)
Philippines
May 1, 2018 10:42pm CST
Good morning on a Wednesday, dear fellow mylotters, how are you this sunny day? The temperature here now is 31 degrees Celsius this 11:26 am. The heat index here in my place might reach 42 degrees that is why I am doing some measures to keep myself hydrated. I have started to drink about 500cc of cold water at 2 hours interval, more than the required 8 glasses of water a day. Also, the shirt that I am wearing now is not so loose and it is thick, that is why I will use a thinner and loose shirt after bath. Baths can also cool my body down. With the increase in my fluid intake, it is expected that I will visit the bathroom many times, but it will be good because the salt in my body will be removed. I also hope I will not have accumulated fluids (edema) under my skin. Besides, I have half a tablet of diuretic that I take before lunch, every day. Aside from the measures I have stated above, can you share some of your interventions to keep yourself cool this summer?
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@rakski (21853)
• Philippines
2 May
I usually water outside the house so that the heat will dissipate. I do it 2-3x do sure my water bill will increase. Also, I put out the inflatable pool for my kids. And viola. We stayed ther yesterday afternoon
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@ridingbet (59326)
• Philippines
2 May
my son, when he was still a toddler, had an inflatable pool. we also used that and dipped ourselves at night. i cannot find it anymore. but having our baths longer than 15 minutes, with cold water, will surely keep us cool.
@LadyDuck (175653)
• Switzerland
2 May
I take showers in summer to cool down the temperature of my body. Drinking too much water flushes out even the minerals and vitamins from my body. The doctor told me never to drink more than 8 glasses a day.
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@ridingbet (59326)
• Philippines
2 May
that is why eating bananas and watermelons and other summer fruits can, in a way, add the electrolytes being removed by our kidneys when we pee.
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@LadyDuck (175653)
• Switzerland
2 May
@ridingbet Watermelon has very few calories, it is very good in summer. Bananas are very high in calories.
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@ridingbet (59326)
• Philippines
3 May
@LadyDuck yes watermelon is good to quench thirst. banana is rich in potassium, an electrolyte that is usually lost during dehydration.
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@Jessabuma (33194)
• Baguio, Philippines
2 May
Good afternoon... Yes I totally agree with you.. those are helpful tips to keep ourselves cool this summer..
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@ridingbet (59326)
• Philippines
2 May
but there in Baguio hija, does it get so hot that you can sweat too?
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@Jessabuma (33194)
• Baguio, Philippines
2 May
@ridingbet not really , I always wear jackets especially at night Hehe!!! It always raining here
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@ridingbet (59326)
• Philippines
2 May
@Jessabuma good for you hija. here, we always long for rains.
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@aureliah (18380)
• Kenya
2 May
I can really advise on this since i normally take the measures you have given above
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@ridingbet (59326)
• Philippines
3 May
we can still add more for additional knowledge for all
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@aureliah (18380)
• Kenya
5 May
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@cintol (7706)
• United States
2 May
It is just now Wed here but only 12:13 AM but it is supposed to be raining today and tomorrow. I only drink water or green tea
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@ridingbet (59326)
• Philippines
2 May
hmm, i like green tea in the form of C2, but it is not really allowed to me
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@cintol (7706)
• United States
2 May
@ridingbet I don't think i can go without it.
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@Icydoll (24492)
• India
2 May
It's good to keep more hydrated .. butter milk, juices, watermelon are very good to beat this heat in summer
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@ridingbet (59326)
• Philippines
2 May
oh yes, watermelons, but it is becoming costly here due to the demand of consumers. sometimes too, some watermelons are sold still unripe
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@jstory07 (69749)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 May
I drink lots of water year round.
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@ridingbet (59326)
• Philippines
2 May
yes, we should increase our fluid intake everyday. our kidneys, blood pressure, and skin will most benefit from the hydration we give to our bodies.