Keep Cool - keep hydrated in the heat

Bristol is not alone sweltering in the sunshine and heat. As the MET Office warns people to stay out of the mid day sun and look out for the vulnerable, there are a number of things you can do to keep yourself healthy and hydrated this summer.

Don't leave home without a refillable bottle to carry water on your commute. 
Slide has partnered with Refill Bristol - who locate free water  refills across Bristol at water fountains cafes, offices and sports centres. Download the app and look for the REFILL stickers.

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STAY HYDRATED - this is the most important advice. Just being a little bit dehydrated in the heat can cause you heart to work harder and your muscles to fatigue, leaving you lethargic and exhausted as your metabolic process will slow down leaving you sluggish. To combat this drink at least 2 litres every day and if active add electrolytes to replenish lost minerals through sweat.

HOT DRINKS - as odd it it may sound hot drinks such as coffee and tea can help cool you down and beat the lethargy by keeing you alert. So maybe that black Americano or Green or red tea will refresh and boost your day.

SNACK LIGHTLY - your body is unlikely to be craving a big heavy meal, but you need to eat to keep your energy up. So lighter smaller meals or snacks little and often is the key. Try some new fruits or mixed salads, vegetables, lean meat and fish to keep you protein, nutrients and energy levels in balance.

SLEEP - some people find it hard to sleep in the heat, so its important to do what you can to get a good nights rest and some quality sleep. Try a fan in the room, put your pillow cases in the freezer or fridge before bed for a cool head. Fill a hot water bottle up with ice cold water. Have a cold shower before you climb in to bed.

SUNSHINE - who doesn't love Bristol on a sunny summers day, just take care of yourself and others - slap on the sunscreen, seek shade, wear light loose clothing and consider a hat.

SUSTAINABILITY - whilst helping ourselves we can also help the environment this summer, please use a reusable / refillable bottle or cup for water and drinks for less plastic waste. Continue to use Slide shared commuting - Sharing is Caring, less vehicles on the roads of Bristol. No sweat: our comfortable, spacious vehicles have air conditioning to keep you cool and arrive refreshed.


Keep cool - stay hydrated - enjoy the summer with Slide.

Keep cool - stay hydrated - enjoy the summer with Slide.