How to maintain your body temperature on holiday

Body Temperature checks
A man has his temperature checked and his hands disinfected

Staying cool on your holiday in Marmaris Turkey has never been as important before as it is now. Amid the coronavirus spread body temperature is one of the first symptoms to alert of a possible infection in your body. It’s not up to you anymore to keep control of your body temperature either. Anywhere you go in Marmaris your body temperature is read at entrance. Shops, hotels, marinas, beaches, cafes, restaurants are required to keep a record of visitors and their body temperatures. That’s why it is critical to stay cool in Marmaris 🙂 With the air temperatures scorching up to +40C degrees it is not as easily done, given the fact that most of you come on an all inclusive holiday to Marmaris!

The underlying cause of your fever can be down to your age and physical condition too. On the other hand fever could be caused by long travel in hot vehicles, suntanning or walking during the day. We would recommend to limit yourselves, if not possible to avoid on this holiday. Unfortunately we fall ill on holiday more often than we would wish. This is often referred to as ‘leisure sickness’, this term invented by Ad Vingerhoets, the Dutch psychologist. This condition is connected to us stopping our work or daily routine and stress when we go on a holiday.

It is true when we finally have time to unwind our stress hormones levels, such as adrenaline and cortisol decrease, leaving our immune system more open to viruses and infections. The good news is as we grow older our immune system has developed more antibodies. So we get fewer colds, whether we’re on holiday or not. Finally, that’s one aspect of getting older to look forward to.

There are so many ways to keep cool in the heat this summer, we would like to highlight the following tips:

* eating small meals
* taking a refreshing swim or cool shower every couple of hours
* sweating it out or in a gym, as sweating helps to cool the body down
* wear light, white or pastel coloured cotton or linen clothes
* avoid alcohol and caffeine because it dehydrates the body
* you are better off with mineral water or low-sugar drinks
* when you feel hot use ice or ice patches to cool your skin and body
* when in a hotel try to stay on lower floor rooms or low floor public spaces as they are usually 10-15 degrees cooler than the upstairs part of the hotel
* w
hile you’re out, keep the room curtains drawn to stop it heating up like a greenhouse
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sleep on a feather or down pillow with a cotton pillowcase
* use early morning hours for jogging and walking in Marmaris and avoid the lunch and afternoon time to escape the hottest hours

Turkey and Marmaris provide excellent medical services and hotels will call a doctor to visit you in your room. This is especially important at these times of COVID19. Marmaris alone has three hospitals and a large number of private health practitioners. Then comes Mugla with its Heart Center and public hospitals within 60 km away from Marmaris.

Have a safe holiday!

Health information provided by MAYDAY INTERNATIONAL CLINIC & MEDICAL SERVICES https://www.mayday.com.tr/