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6 Tips to Combat the Maltese Heat

Malta’s summer heat is terrible. As we slowly approach the summer months, we have already had an initial taster of what awaits us. A few days ago, the country experienced its first heatwave of the year, with several warnings for people to avoid the sun whenever possible and keep themselves hydrated. The people who stand the most to be impacted would be senior citizens and young children.

One would easily dub an air conditioner as the main solution to the problem. With that said, it is simply not possible to be always exposed to an air conditioner. It would not make sense from a financial point of view for sure! In this article, we discuss some of the ways you can actually combat the insurmountable heat awaiting us for the next couple of months.

Stay hydrated

Drink plenty of water. No matter how much water you consume, it probably is not enough, especially if you spend time out in the sun. Also avoid other beverages which contain caffeine, as they tend to dehydrate you more.

Swim

Malta does indeed boast some fabulous beaches. If you do not go swimming this summer, you are really missing out on a lot. Apart from that, it is ideal to keep yourself cool in this excruciating summer heat.

Seaside activities

Summer is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some seaside activities. The most obvious which come to mind would be a BBQ on a beach, where you can group with a couple of friends and enjoy a few steaks. For the more adventurous, a boat party perhaps?

Be selective in your foods

You need to adapt your diet, to ensure your body is well optimised for the heat. Avoid fried and hot food, and try to go for fresh water filled food, such as fruit and vegetables. Watermelons, cucumbers and berries keep you healthy and hydrated, especially if you are trying to maintain a nice physique for summer.

Visit Mdina

Yep, the high walls in Mdina block out a significant part of the sun’s rays. Apart from this, it is one of the few places where you can actually enjoy some cool air during the hot summer months.

Wisely select your clothes

Sometimes it is simply inevitable to wear comfortable clothes in the summer. This is especially true if you are invited to a wedding or a formal business conference. In other occasions, however, you may opt for a light polo shirt, shorts and flip-flops.

Any other tips to combat the heat? Enjoy your summer!

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