8 Ways To Stay Healthy And Cool In Hot Summer
1. Stay Hydrated
Keep your body hydrated. Drink the optimum amount of water. Decreased water intake contribute to dehydration, so watch out your water intake this summer and stay hydrated. Drink a lot of water and cool natural fresh drinks and juices. Drinking citrus fruit juices is a really good way of losing weight, as it can help you shed a few extra pounds from your body. Increasing your water intake in scorching hot summers is very important.
2. Take A Healthy Diet
There are so many yummy and healthy fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables in summers, so add them in your daily diet. Eat and enjoy fruits/vegetables and drink fresh juices. Eating green vegetables improves immune defense and provides beneficial phytochemicals as well as vitamins, minerals and fiber. Citrus fruits are a good source of folate and potassium, with small amounts of magnesium, calcium, and other nutrients. They are often rich in fiber — notably pectin, a soluble fiber that helps lower cholesterol.
3. Eat Healthy
Avoid fried junk too much oily food, frizzy drinks and extreme cold drinks etc in summers. These things can cause dehydration and so many other problems.
4. Keep Hygiene In Mind
Take a bath regularly and wash you hands frequently as it helps to stay away from germs, and thus viral and bacterial infections. Viruses and bacteria can live for hours on surfaces touched by an infected person so don’t forget to wash your hands and stay healthy.
5. Use Sunscreen
Protecting yourself from ultraviolet (UV) radiation is very important in summers so don’t forget to use a good sunscreen or sunblock with SPF daily from sunrise to sunset.
6. Summer Clothing
Wear loose cotton or light fabrics’ full sleeve clothes and cool summery footwear. Wear hats, caps and sun glasses etc to protect yourself from sun.
7. Stay Indoor
Try to stay indoor or in shades or in cool place, and always carry an umbrella with you to protect yourself from scorching hot sun.
If you feel sudden dizziness, weakness, or faintness, sudden headache, little or no sweating, hot and dry skin, high body temperature, typically 102 F (38.9 C) or higher, rapid heartbeat, muscle cramps and vomiting in summers then there is a chance that you have gotten a sunstroke. If these sunstroke signs accur then the patient should be taken to a cool air-conditioned area or atleast in shade, and cool water or ice packs should be applied to the skin. Provide iced fluids or cool drinks and call emergency services or take the patient to the doctor.