Tips To Stay Healthy This Summer

 Summer is in full swing and the temperature seems to be rising rapidly every day, sending off word of warning to everyone to start taking safety measures for heat waves and summer related woes. We can’t control the temperature outside but we possibly can take precautions to stay safe and healthy. The harsh summer can exhaust off the energy, making us prone to infections, vomiting, nausea, prickly heat and low blood pressure.

It’s time that we shall start taking care of ourselves so that our health doesn’t suffer.

Here are some Summer Essential Tips to Beat the Heat

1.     Keep yourself cool and hydrated

To keep your body functioning normally you should keep yourself hydrated. Aim to drink more than the standard eight glasses a day. Heat results in excessive sweating and reducing the energy levels and electrolytes form the body so drinking water and eating fruits that are packed with high water content such as watermelon, tomatoes, cucumbers, lemon, kiwi etc is very essential.

2.     Have a Healthy but Light Diet

During summer people tend to reduce one’s appetite due to the excessive heat. But our body requires the nutrients to fight the heat and to stay healthy. The best thing to do is eat seasonal fruits and vegetables like cucumber, gourds, squash, juices, sprouted beans and yogurt in your diet. Avoid rich and oily food, heat generating foods like meat, eggs and other proteins.

3.     Protect yourself from sun

During summers the sun rays are very harsh for skin and it is important that we wear a sunscreen. Applying sunscreen on your arms and other exposed body parts is as important as applying sunscreen on your face. Opt for a “broad spectrum” sunscreen that protects from both UVB and UVA rays.

4.     Cool Water Shower

Cold water shower is one of the quickest ways to feel refreshed and cool down. Washing your feet and face with cold water before going to sleep and placing an ice pack on your neck work wonders to cut down the temperature.

5.     Get your rest

Routines may vary with summer events, but aim to get seven to nine hours of sleep a night. Keep your room cool and shades pulled to help make your sleep more comfortable. 


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