Tips to keep your heart healthy in hot weather

Keep yourself hydrated; drink plenty of water before, during and after to compensate for the fluid loss in your body. Remember to drink before you feel thirsty and avoid caffeinated or alcoholic beverages.

Stay indoors in the early afternoon (about noon to 3 p.m.) because the sun is often at its strongest, putting you at higher risk for heat-related illnesses.

It is advisable to wear lightweight, light-coloured clothing in breathable fabrics such as cotton, or a newer fabric that fights off sweat. Don't forget to take regular breaks.

Keep taking all medications as prescribed by the expert.