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7 Beneficial Tips That Help To Avoid From Getting Heatstroke During Hot Weather

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The weather in Malaysia nowadays is getting pretty hotter than usual. Because of that, Malaysians are asked to be very wary of the early signs of heatstroke due to the current hot and dry weather. Heatstroke occurs when the body temperature level rises above 40.5 degrees Celsius. The normal and optimum temperature of the human body would be about 37.0 degrees Celsius.

Among the early signs of heatstroke are throbbing headache, nausea, lack of sweat even in hot temperatures, and rapid pulse. Other signs include weak muscles and cramps, vomiting, dry and red skin, seizures, and blackouts. High temperatures also invite complications to the brain’s nervous system which can cause a person to have seizures, coma and can lead to death. These are some tips that can be done to avoid getting heatstroke.

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1) Wear Loose Fitting And Lightweight Clothing

When you wear excess clothing or even clothing that fits tightly, it wont let air to flow hence would not allow your body to cool properly from the heat of the surrounding environment.

2) Protects Against Sunburn

Sunburn could affect your body’s ability to cool by itself. To avoid that from happening, you are advised to protect yourself while being outdoors by using a wide-brimmed hat and also sunglasses. Other than that, do not forget to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15.

3) Drink Plenty Of Waters

Drinking a lot of water can help you to stay hydrated. By staying hydrated, it will help your body to sweat and also to maintain a normal body temperature.

4) Take Extra Precautions With Certain Medications

Be extra aware of any heat-related problems if you ever take medications that can affect your body’s ability to really stay hydrated and also to dissipate heat.

5) Never Leave Anyone In A Parked Car

It might seem impossible to be done but this is actually a common cause of heat-related deaths among children. When a car got parked in the sun, the temperature in your car can rise more than 6.7 Celsius in just 10 minutes. In that temperature, it is not safe to leave a person in a parked car in warm or hot weather, even if the windows are cracked or the car is in shade. When your car is parked, keep it locked to prevent a child from getting inside.

6) Take Yourself Easy During The Hottest Parts Of The Day

If you have to work hard continuously during a scorching hot day, make sure you drink fluids and rest frequently in a cool spot. Try to schedule exercise or physical labor for cooler parts of the day, such as early morning or evening.

7) Adapt Yourself With The Weather

You have to really limit the time spent working or even exercising in heat until you are used to it. People who are not used to hot weather are especially susceptible to heat-related illness. It can take several weeks for the body to adjust to hot weather.

Sources: Mayo Clinic Health System.

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Use These Healthy ‘Sahur’ Tips By A Certified Dietitian For Everyone To Practice

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When the holy month of Ramadan arrives, many people definitely cannot wait to finally go to the Ramadan bazaar to buy their favorite food. Well, it is not often to see this kind of situation because the food that got sold in the Ramadan bazaar is actually difficult to get on a normal day and some of them are very popular during this month alone. Because of that, many people decided to buy a lot of them to be eaten during break fast and some others also eat the food that they bought at that time and eat it during ‘sahur’.

This kind of attitude usually will make them feel tired so much faster because they did not take the right type of food or even did not take the right amount of food that they need during ‘sahur’. In fact, calories are usually less so the nutrients are taken less when fasting. Let us see the healthy ‘sahur’ tips that have been shared by Salsabila Aznan who is a certified dietitian on her own Twitter page.

1) Compulsory Intake Of Quarter Half Portion

Some may say that eating rice could make us becomes hungry even quicker. It is true if you only eat rice with egg, you will get hungry quickly. Make sure half of the plate is vegetables and not rice. Vegetable fiber helps to make you feel full longer when you are fasting.

2) Take Source Of Protein

Protein is also slow to digest. If you want to eat dates, add a glass of milk to get a minimum of protein and carbohydrates. If you eat rice, you can take fish, chicken, tofu, or even eggs.

3) Reduce Processed Foods

Avoid eating nuggets, sausages or even burgers during ‘sahur’. The one who loves to eat ‘budu’ and also ‘cencalok’, try to reduce the intake. Foods that are high in salt make you thirsty quickly.

4) Minimum 2 Glasses Of Water During Sahur

This is just a suggestion. You can drink more than 2 glasses of water if you want to. Make sure to drink enough water during ‘sahur’ so that you are energized during the day.

5) Variate ‘Sahur’ Every Day

Nutrients depend on the variety of food types. Don’t just take oats every ‘sahur’. Or salad every day. Diversify the intake of carbohydrates, proteins, and also vegetables.

Sources: Twitter Salsabila Aznan

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Johnson and Johnson Jab May Cause Unusual Blood Clotting

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BRUSSELS, April 21 – The European Medicine Agency (EMA) confirmed on Tuesday that there could be a link between Johnson & Johnson vaccines and very rare cases of blood clots, Anadolu Agency reported.

“A warning about unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should be added to the product information for COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen,” the EU regulator announced in a statement following the investigation of its safety committee.

But the EMA upheld its recommendation to use the jabs and confirmed that its benefits outweighed possible risks.

The investigation also concluded that “blood clots occurred mostly at unusual sites such as in veins in the brain (cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, CVST) and the abdomen (splanchnic vein thrombosis) and in arteries, together with low levels of blood platelets and sometimes bleeding.”

According to the EU agency, over seven million people received the product of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company and it caused serious blood clotting in eight cases.

The cases were very similar to the side effects of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines.

In March, several European countries – including Sweden, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway – suspended the use of AstraZeneca jabs for a while after blood clots were reported in some vaccinated people.

The EMA’s investigation also concluded on Apr. 7 that there could be a possible link between AstraZeneca vaccines and very rare cases of blood clots.

Similarly, the EU regulator upheld its recommendation on using the jabs since its benefits outweighed the risks.

Source: BERNAMA

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(Video) TikTok’s Latest Food Trend, Have You Tried It?

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In this time of the pandemic, everyone is trying to practice a healthier lifestyle at home. There recently a new food trend circulating on TikTok that acts as a substitute for morning cereal.

Dubbed ‘nature’s cereal’ by its creator @natures_food it is a concoction of red berries, pomegranate seeds, blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries with coconut water.

@natures_foodnature’s cereal ##fruit ##fruits ##share

♬ original sound – 🥭Fruits & Leaves🍃

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Rather than sitting down to a bowl of sugar-laden breakfast cereal, the internet is going wild for this healthier alternative. To add more crunch, just add ice cubes.

@lizzoAnother s/o to @natures_food since y’all hoes can’t read lol AAAAAAND for the “unblended smoothie” hive — it’s not bussin Janelle 😏♬ Triple S – YN Jay & Louie Ray

The concept got a further boost from the singer Lizzo, which makes it gains more success.

Source: @natures_food, People, Lizzo

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