By Sophie Murray, Head of Nutrition and Hydration at Gracewell Healthcare
The UK is currently experiencing its longest heatwave in 20 years. It is so hot right now that roadways are melting, railways are buckling, workers have been advised to avoid wearing suits to work, and the Met Office has issued its second-highest possible heatwave alert. As UK temperatures rise past those in Los Angeles, Madrid and even Istanbul, it is important to manage your temperature as best as possible, especially for the elderly. As it is often harder to self-regulate internal body temperate as you age, the elderly are at the greatest risk of the dangers that extreme heat can cause.
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