The people of Greece are being warned to take necessary safety measures due to the recent heat wave that has hit the country. Many cities throughout the country are on alert for casualties and problems caused by the rising temperatures. Thermometers have reached 42 degrees Celsius and Warnings have been issued to the elderly to avoid going outdoors until the evenings. Local authorities are also providing air conditioned halls to the public to avoid the intense summer heat.
You should also cut down on alcoholic drinks including beer and stronger spirits and try to eat lighter snacks regularly throughout the day such as fruit and salad. As for clothing, wear loose fitting clothes and keep out of the midday sun.
When exposed for any length of time in the sun, apply plenty of sunscreen and wear a hat and sunglasses.
If you have a pet dog make sure they also have plenty of cold water, and are kept out of the sun. Dogs dehydrate fast so ensure they are free to exercise when necessary and not tied up or left in a car for prolonged periods.
Exercise is best in the mornings and evenings, when it is slightly cooler for both pets and owners!