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Tips to keep elders refreshed during intense summer | Check

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Published on 23 April 2018 11:24 AM GMT

Tips to keep elders refreshed during intense summer | Check
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New Delhi: Elderly family members are the most important part of a happy home. It should be the prime responsibility of younger generations to take care of them when the weather becomes a problem.

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As summers have arrived and the temperature has already crossed 40 degree celsius mark, here are some tips which will help you in keeping your elders refreshed:

  • Let your parents or elders go outside when it might be little cooler.
  • Try exercising at a gym, walking on a treadmill or mall walking instead of outdoor walks or activities.
  • Swimming is a good option as well.

  • Never leave them in an enclosed vehicle.
  • Keep curtains closed during the heat of the day.

  • Ask them to drink plenty of fluids (non-alcoholic and caffeine-free as these ingredients have a diuretic effect).
  • Consume foods and drinks that contain sodium and potassium to restore electrolyte balance when losing fluids.

  • Broths or soups contain sodium, fruit juice, soft fruits, vegetables containing potassium, sports drinks that contain electrolytes, are some options.
  • Check the air conditioning system, do maintenance review. If electricity goes out, consider alternative arrangements when heat is at dangerous levels.

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  • Be aware of signs of dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

  • Make them wear a hat if you will be out in the sun.
  • Keep a check on their diet as it should be well-balanced, light and regular.

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