How are you surviving the 2018 heat wave in the GTA?

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Southern Ontario. Temperatures are expected to hit 43 with the humidex and no relief in sight until Friday. So in the mean time… how are you coping?

We have a few tips to help.

enjoy the cool water

1. Drink lots of water

Stay hydrated. Drink regularly and don’t wait to feel thirsty to have a drink. If you have cramps or feel light-headed, these can be signs of dehydration. Use your phone to help! Set reminders or even download a drinking app to help set & reach targets.

 

2. Eat to Stay Cool

You really can stay “cool as a cucumber” by eating cucumbers! Eat cool foods such as cold salads, fruits and raw vegetables.

Eat smaller meals more often rather than big meals. The large meals make your body work harder.

Eat spicy foods to make you sweat! Sweating provides a cooling sensation.

3. Keep the Oven Off

Cook using the microwave or better yet, eat food that doesn’t require any cooking. Frozen yogurt, frozen fruit, gourmet ice pops made with wonderful Ontario fresh fruit all make wonderful treats. And there are really tasty recipes for cold soup online. Try these out to make small, cool meals you can eat throughout the day.

4. Keep the Sun Off!

If you can, avoid going out in the son between 10 and 4. If you have to be out, remember Slip, Slop, Slap & Wrap?

  1. Slip on a t-shirt
  2. Slop on sunscreen
  3. Slap on a hat
  4. Wrap on the sunglasses

5. Tell Terrible Heat Jokes

  • What does a bee do when it’s hot? Takes off his yellow jacket.
  • It’s so hot in Toronto that…
    • the birds have to use pot holders to pull worms out of the ground.
    • the cows are giving evaporated milk.
    • the trees are whistling for the dogs.

Stay cool GTA!

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