This summer promises to be very hot and tough, especially for those who work in extreme conditions, such as our operators. High temperatures, mugginess and humidity are factors that can undermine our health and consequently our work performance.
Excessive sweating is the first topic to cover when working in the summer sun. Sweating is a physiological mechanism used by our body to lower body temperature. However, it is necessary to constantly replenish what has been expelled. The loss of liquids and minerals, which are essential for the correct functioning of the body, causes various problems. We tend to feel a sense of tiredness and exhaustion, which can be dangerous if we are driving lifting machines. Moreover, prolonged exposure to high temperatures can cause minor ailments such as cramps, fainting, oedema, and more serious ones such as congestion, heat stroke and dehydration.
Therefore, it is essential to drink a lot to allow the body to stay hydrated and compensate for the intense external heat. Feeling thirsty is the first sign of dehydration. Therefore, we need to drink regularly and not only when we are thirsty.
What is advisable to drink?
Although it is obvious, the answer is water. Even if it initially provides a sense of freshness, it is not advisable to drink too cold water because it may cause symptoms such as congestion, stomach ache or bloating. The best solution is to add vitamin or mineral powders to the water to increase the number of substances replenished. Those who find it difficult to drink a lot can also use water-soluble artificial sweeteners (added sugar free), following the doses and indications on the product label. Magni cabs have been equipped with practical cup holders so that operators always have the main weapon against the heat at hand!
It is normal to feel less hungry in hot weather. However, you need to be careful not to eat too little. It is important to include seasonal fruit and vegetables in your diet such as melon, watermelon and cucumbers, as they are not only rich in water but also provide vitamins and minerals. It is even more important not to have too high calory meals, to avoid overloading the body, which is already involved in the thermoregulation process. A practical way to eat less during the main meals is to eat small snacks during the day. This allows to speed digestion and reduce the risk of high blood sugar spikes.
Last but not least, it is important to wear light, breathable and comfortable garments. Thus, Magni provides the operator with a line of workwear suitable for any time of the year. You won’t be caught unprepared by intense heat waves, work comfortably and perform at your best in any condition. All our garments are available on our official STORE. They will accompany you during these hot summer days!