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How to keep cool on holiday


Heading off on your holidays? Make sure you read our handy hints and tips before you head off to the sunshine.

We all love a spot of sunshine, but it’s also really important to stay cool and comfortable on holiday to reduce the risk of getting overheated, or facing any heat-related illnesses. That’s why we’ve pulled together some handy ideas for staying safe in hot conditions.

1. Stay hydrated: Drink water or an electrolyte-type drink frequently. In very hot weather, try to drink around three litres per day.

2. Find the shade: If possible, avoid direct sunlight or other heat sources.

3. Keep it breezy: Use ventilation or fans in enclosed areas. Why not take a small foldable fan in your bag?

4. Stay cool: Rest in cool, shaded areas or make the most of the air conditioning indoors.

5. Eat light: Eating large or heavy meals can raise your body temperature, so stick to smaller, lighter meals, especially at the hottest time of the day.

6. Drink smart: Drink tepid still or sparkling water instead of chilled water. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages.

7. Dress appropriately for the weather: Wear lightweight, light-coloured and loose-fitting clothes made from natural fibres.

8. Outdoor protection: Outside, wear wide-brimmed hats, neck protectors and don’t forget sun cream!

9. Stay cool indoors: Indoors, remove any head coverings so that heat can escape more easily.

10. Give yourself space: In enclosed areas with lots of other people, try to keep a little distance so any moving air can cool you down.

11. Fill a bottle: Take an empty stainless-steel bottle or flask to the airport. You can take this through security and fill up for free at water stations in the airport terminal.

Posted: 27th Jun 2023. Jet2 Holidays Jet2 City Breaks Jet2 Villas