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NOW is the time to keep cool and carry on.

But even the most laid-back of us may struggle as temperatures soar to the mid-thirties on Monday and Tuesday next week.

Even the most laid-back may struggle as temperatures soar to the mid-thirties next week

Even the most laid-back may struggle as temperatures soar to the mid-thirties next weekAnerkennung: Alamy

The Met Office has issued a “danger to life” warningas the heatwave could top Britain’s hottest recorded temperature of 38.7C im Cambridge im 2019.

Experts are warning the country could come to a standstill, while the elderly are vulnerable to heatstroke.

From switching your fan OFF to putting up bunting, follow our 25 tips to staying cool . . .

Shut up shop

It might be tempting to open every single window to get even the gentlest hint of a breeze.

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But this will heat your home faster. Keep windows closed during the day and open everything at night.

Board up the car

Use cardboard to prevent the sunlight from heating up the interior of your Verfolgen Sie das Neueste als Verstappens Schnellster im FP1 im sonnenverwöhnten Silverstone.

It is a poor heat conductor so will stop your vehicle from turning into an oven.

Cold water bottle

Fill your hot water bottle with water and pop it in the fridge. Then use it to help you stay cool in bed.

An old water bottle wrapped in a tea towel or T-shirt will do the trick too.

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Walk slowly

You might be in a hurry to get somewhere cooler, but rushing will raise your body temperature and expend energy.

Take it easy and walk at a slower pace to reduce sweating potential.

Eat little and often

It might be tempting to crank up the barbecue, but scoffing loads won’t do you any favours.

As you digest, your body can heat up and make you feel even warmer.

Mung beans

Gemäß Chinesisch medicine, mung beans cool your heart, helping you to remain chilled.

Add them to a salad to make a heatwave-friendly dish.

Soak your feet

Ein amerikanisch study found that dipping your feet in a tub of cold water lowers your core temperature.

But beware of immersing your whole body in a freezing cold bath as it could cause cold water shock.

A study found that dipping your feet in a tub of cold water lowers your core temperature

A study found that dipping your feet in a tub of cold water lowers your core temperatureAnerkennung: Getty

Avoid fans

Rather than cooling your skin, fans can cause you to dehydrate in temperatures above 35C.

World Health Organization advice warns they dry sweat, which keeps you cool, so make you feel hotter.

Eat crisps

When you are sweating a lot, your body loses electrolytes and sodium (salt).

To rehydrate, you need more than just water. It is why ready salted crisps taste so satisfying on holiday.

Freeze a flannel

Dampen a cloth and add a few drops of essential oils before popping it in the freezer.

Remove after a few hours and put the flannel around your neck to keep cool.

Get the bunting out

Do as the Mexicans do and put up rows of paper bunting in your garden.

This will amplify even the slightest hint of a breeze and even provide a little bit of shade.

Plan ahead

When walking anywhere, use a map to make sure you pass by any air-conditioned super markets or department stores.

Nipping in and out will help you to cool down as you go.

Although a frozen latte could be tempting, it will make you hotter.

Although a frozen latte could be tempting, it will make you hotter.Anerkennung: Getty

Get planting

If you’re stuck in the city, Grün gardens are proven to keep you cooler

Trees can reduce the land temperature by as much as 12C, according to one Swiss study.

Fake tan

Avoiding direct sunlight might mean you have to compromise on your suntan.

But think ahead and get the St.. Tropez fake tan on the go before it really heats up.

Watch a Christmas film

Seeing someone cold and shivering can lower your body temperature by a small but significant degree.

Die Universität von Sussex discovered that just watching a video of someone feeling cold can reduce body heat by 0.2C.

Adopt a “wham bam” attitude

Now is not the time for cuddling with your partner if you’re in the mood for love.

Try out shower Sex and definitely avoid any hanky panky during the warm daylight hours.

Buy some hot sauce

Spicy food can cool you down in the long run by making you sweat, says a 2012 Studie.

Eating chillies will initially raise your body temperature, but will then enable you to keep cooler for longer.

Don’t cook

Switching on the oven will heat up your kitchen.

Opt for summer-friendly dishes such as sandwiches or salads that don’t require cooking.

Suck on ice cubes

Eating frozen lollies and ice cream will keep you cool, but too much sugar can have the opposite effect.

Treat yourself now and then but scoff ice cubes to keep you both cool and hydrated.

Fans can cause you to dehydrate in temperatures above 35C

Fans can cause you to dehydrate in temperatures above 35CAnerkennung: Getty
Do as the Mexicans do and put up rows of paper bunting

Do as the Mexicans do and put up rows of paper buntingAnerkennung: Shutterstock

Open the loft

Heat rises, so if you have a loft or attic, open the hatch.

This will keep the rooms you use at the top of your house from becoming too stuffy.

Get nude

At night, ditch your pyjamas and sleep in the nuddy.

This will make for a better night’s sleep as the warmth can wake you up.

Ditch caffeine

Although a frozen latte could be tempting, it will make you hotter.

The caffeine will make you feel warm and jittery, so opt for a decaf.

Chill your moisturiser

Keeping your lotion in the fridge is a great way to cool down.

It will also stop your skin drying out from the effects of air-con or a fan.

Change direction

If you are using a fan, point it towards your window in the morning.

This should keep the heat at bay before the air in your room heats up.

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Switch off electricals

Plugged-in chargers and electricals only emit a small amount of heat, but it all adds up.

Unplug everything you don’t need and consider switching to cooler, LED bulbs for lamps.