Summers are a tough time to stay outdoors. With the heat of the sun and hot winds, it is very easy to feel sick and low on energy all the time. Who wants to have the sweat, the dehydration, or the tan? Hence, it is necessary to take extra care of yourselves during summers. It is also important to make changes in your lifestyle for healthy living in the summer season. Following are a few tips which will make you feel cool and hydrated during the heat, especially during the summer of May and June:
Avoid Foods That Heat Up Your Body
You should totally avoid fried food as they produce heat in our body. Also, avoid having food which is high in garlic, salt or chili. Intake of such food can be hazardous to you and make you feel nauseous, especially in the mid of the day. Eat more leafy and water-rich foods like salads and sprouts. If you have digestion issues frequently, avoid food rich in protein or fat or dairy products.
Keep Yourself Hydrated
The 8 glasses of water rule should be taken seriously in this hot weather. Other than water, also have drinks which beat the heat, such as lemonade, glucose, and iced-tea. Fruits high in water content, such as watermelon, plums, and pears make you feel refreshed and energized, fulfilling the water content requirement in your body.
The fabric, cotton is loose, light and breathable. Wearing clothes made of cotton can keep you cool throughout the day. They also allow more movement as compared to fabrics like leather and nylon. The best thing about cotton is that it absorbs the sweat and does not make you feel like you have come running half a marathon.
Reset Your Curtains And Blinds
A healthy living during summers is not only about keeping your body cool but also your environment. Since the majority of your time is spent at home, make sure it is not welcoming the harmful summer UV rays inside the house. For this, keep your curtains and blinds closed. You can also replace them by block-out blinds and curtains which will help prevent the heat in your home.
Limit Toxic Substances
Reduce your intake of alcohol, cigarettes, and caffeine. All of these substances produce dehydration in our body. Remember the hangover mornings? How your body starts craving for a gallon of water as soon as you wake up? Now, imagine that scenario when it is 36-degree Celsius outside or even higher. You would not like to do that to your body. So start replacing all of these toxic substances with hydrated and healthy stuff.
Avoid Vigorous Workout
A morning jog or walk sounds very pleasant, but do not overexert yourself in such weather. Summer season is a time when you are already losing a lot of water percentage of your body through sweat. So try to keep a balance and not to lose even more through a vigorous workout. Avoid working out in the afternoon or under direct sunlight. Keep your exercise routine simple and not very long.
Don’t Forget The Sun Protection
Sunscreens and caps play a big role in staying healthy during summer. As we all know, a sunblock or sunscreen helps to prevent any sort of damage the UV rays of the sun could cause to our body or face. You could buy lotion with having SPF for your daily use. If you are mostly out on fieldwork, do not forget to wear your cap. They will also prevent your skin from getting tan or have any rashes.
Plant More Trees
Summers are not just tough for you, but many others around you, even the animals. Choose this time to offer your services to others and plant more trees. Trees provide us with fruits, oxygen, and even shadow to stand under while you are waiting on the street for your cab, in that hot weather. This will also help in preventing global warming increase. The greenery will definitely affect the high temperature and keep things in control.
Just Relax And Enjoy The Weather
Among all the terrible things which happen, do not forget to enjoy the weather. No matter how harmful the rays of the sun could be or how dehydrated you feel, with the right precautions, you could have the time of your life. Do not forget, summer also means VACATION. Keep yourself healthy by eating and drinking right and enough, spread awareness and enjoy with your friends and family.
The above were a few tips to consider as the summer season is approaching. Now that you know the tricks of healthy living during the summer, it is time to get summer ready. Take out your summer wardrobe, fill a bottle of water to carry, wear your sunscreen and you are all set!