It’s getting hot in here – how to cope with a super-hot holiday at Club MAC

By | 21 July, 2018 | 0 comments

Club MAC have fun in the sun

 

Most of Europe is experiencing a long heatwave this summer, including the UK! And while those of us who spend lots of time in Mallorca are used to the heat, it’s important to take steps to avoid the possibility of heatstroke ruining your Club MAC holiday.

We’re mid-season right now and temperatures are hovering at the early-30s every day. Staying healthy and hydrated is key to getting the most out of your time in Mallorca, and it’s important to remember that heat affects everyone differently.

Who’s at risk?

Very young kids, older people or those with heart or breathing problems can quickly be adversely affected by the heat, with common risks including overheating, heat stroke, heat exhaustion and dehydration. People with pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes can mean their body struggles to cool down, so it’s particularly important to be prepared. It’s always a good idea to check in with your doctor before travelling if you do have a pre-existing condition as they can advise you on the best way to keep cool.

How to cope with very hot weather

Here are a few ways you can help reduce the risk from very hot weather while you’re at Club MAC, so that you and your family can enjoy your time with us to the full.

  • Shut the curtains in your room while you’re out.
  • Avoid the heat and stay out of direct sunlight between 11am and 3pm if you are susceptible to heat.
  • Have cool showers or baths and splash yourself with cool water throughout the day.
  • Drink cold drinks regularly throughout the day, including fruit juice and water.
  • Avoid drinking coffee, tea and alcohol during the hottest part of the day.
  • Stay in the shade when you do go out, always apply sunscreen and wear a hat.
  • Don’t leave anyone in a parked car for any length of time.
  • Avoid too much exertion.
  • Keep a damp cloth on the back of your neck.
  • Sleep with the air conditioning on at night.

Heat stroke v heat exhaustion

Heat exhaustion occurs when the inside body temperature goes above the normal 37°C but stays lower than 40°C. Levels of salt and water in the body decrease and the person feels faint and sick, while sweating heavily. They should be taken to a cool place and given water to drink and should then start to recover within around half an hour.

If heat exhaustion is left untreated then it can turn into heat stroke, which is much more serious. This is when the body has lost the ability to cool itself and so begins to overheat. If untreated, it ca cause major problems and should be treated as a medical emergency.

This is the very worst-case scenario and a rare occurrence, of course. Stick to sensible measures and there’s no reason why you and your family won’t enjoy a sun-soaked holiday at Club MAC with no ill effects from the heat!

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