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Handa ka na ba sa tag-init?

By Kim Atienza

THE dry season in our country comes with both sun and fun, but don’t forget the precaution part.

While the sun is considered a friend to many, too much exposure to it can be a cause for alarm. Maaari kang magkasakit kapag nasobrahan ka sa ilalim ng init ng araw!

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Here are more tips on how to take care of your health ngayong tag-init.

Protect against sunburn. Sunburn affects your body’s ability to cool itself, so protect yourself outdoors with a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours – or more often if you’re swimming or sweating.

Take extra precautions with certain medications. Be on the lookout for heat-related problems if you take medications that can affect your body’s ability to stay hydrated and dissipate heat.

Never leave anyone in a parked car. This is a common cause of heat-related deaths in children. When parked in the sun, the temperature in your car can rise more than 6.7°C in 10 minutes. It’s not safe to leave a person in a parked car in warm or hot weather, even if the windows are cracked or the car is in shade. When your car is parked, keep it locked to prevent a child from getting inside.

(Source: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment?)

TRIVIA PA MORE (Various Sources): Beauty and wellness guru Cory Quirino, in her book, “My ABC’s of Beauty and Wellness” suggest Detox by Going Vegetarian.

She says: Eat as much fresh veggies and fruits (except avocado, mango, and grapes which are high in fat and sugar) the whole day. Take 10-12 glasses of water within 24 hours.

Send your questions on anything and everything to Kuya Kim through my Twitter account @kuyakim_atienza using #AlaminKayKuyaKim.

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