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How to Survive the Heat and Humidity in the Philippines

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1. Drink lots of fluids. 

This may seem like a no-brainer, but it's important to stay hydrated when it's hot and humid outside. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Avoid sugary drinks like soda, as they will only make you more thirsty.

2. Take breaks often. 

If you're spending time outdoors, make sure to take breaks in the shade or in an air-conditioned room every few hours. This will help your body recover from the heat and prevent you from getting overheated.

3. Wear loose, breathable clothing.

When choosing what to wear, opt for clothing made from natural fabrics like cotton or linen. These fabrics will help your skin breathe and will keep you cooler than synthetic fabrics like polyester. Also, make sure to avoid dark colors, as they will absorb more heat than light colors.

4. Use a fan or air conditioner. 

If possible, stay in an air-conditioned room during the hottest hours of the day (usually between 10 am and 4 pm). If you don't have access to air conditioning, a fan can also help keep you cool. Just be sure to position the fan so that it's blowing air directly onto your skin—otherwise it won't do much good!

5. Take a cool shower or bath. 

This is one of the best ways to lower your body temperature when it's hot outside. Take a cool, refreshing shower or bath, and you'll instantly feel more comfortable. Just make sure not to stay in the water for too long, as this can actually cause your body temperature to rise.

6. Avoid strenuous activity. 

It's important to avoid any strenuous activity when it's hot and humid outside. This includes things like running, hiking, biking, or playing sports. If you must do any of these activities, make sure to do them during the cooler hours of the day (early morning or evening) and take plenty of breaks in the shade.

7. Be aware of the symptoms of heat exhaustion. 

These include headache, dizziness, nausea, lightheadedness, and fatigue. If you start to experience any of these symptoms, it's important to take a break from the heat and seek medical attention if necessary.

Following these tips will help you survive the heat and humidity in the Philippines. Just remember to stay hydrated, take breaks often, and wear loose, breathable clothing. And if you start to feel any symptoms of heat exhaustion, make sure to seek medical attention immediately.


The Philippines is a beautiful country with plenty to offer tourists and immigrants alike. However, it's important to be prepared for the heat and humidity if you're planning to visit or live here. By following the tips above, you'll be able to survive—and even enjoy—the warm weather in the Philippines!

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