Sharing your student experience with other people can be fun, exciting and rewarding. To ensure it stays that way, here are some helpful tips you can follow to be the best flatmate possible. It's pretty simple.
Staying healthy in the heat
Although most of us welcome the summer sun and heat, the heatwave and high temperatures we’re currently experiencing can be harmful to your health. The following tips will help guard you against any heat related issues and help you stay healthy in the heat:
- Plan your day so you slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day (11am – 3pm).
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water regularly. Avoid drinks with caffeine.
- Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-coloured clothing. Avoid dark colours because they absorb the sun’s rays.
- Shut windows and close the blinds when it’s hotter outside. Open windows for ventilation when it’s cooler.
- Avoid extreme temperature changes, for example moving from a cold air-conditioned room to the outside.
- Keep a check on friends, relatives and neighbours throughout the day, especially those less able to look after themselves.
Generally, we’re able to regulate our internal temperature by sweating, but excessive heat makes it harder for our body to cool itself, which could lead to one of 3 heat-related illnesses; heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heat stroke. For more information, prevention and advice on staying healthy in the heat, visit the NHS website.
We hope you enjoy your summer and the beautiful weather whilst it lasts, and make sure you stay safe and healthy in the heat! For more advice, tips and updates from Host, visit our news page.
Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 charities; BulliesOut, Planet Patrol and World Land Trust.Show me all news
We've updated our getting ready for uni blog, and we've split our tips into different parts so that we can bring you all the details you will need over the next few months as you prepare for September and move in day.
For the times when you scroll through list after list and can’t decide on what to watch, this may be handy for you. Here are some of the latest Netflix releases that Lisa our marketing executive recommends for a night in…