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Beat The Heat: Part Two

By Kellie Heywood

In part one of Beat The Heat, we covered being prepared and protecting your skin from the sun. In part two we look at preventing dehydration and how to avoid heat stress.

Drink often – prevent dehydration

You can sweat up to a litre of fluid an hour when working in hot conditions. The key to preventing dehydration is to drink small amounts often. You’re much better off sipping 150-200 ml every 15-20 minutes than gulping down a litre or so every hour.

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