It’s hard to keep up with the scorching heat of summers, draining out all your strength, be it during day or night. With the temperature rising above 40 degrees, it is important for you to start treating yourself better. With proper diet and exercise, you can keep your body healthy and fit during summers. And your top most priority should be to stay hydrated well.
The only condition that you suffer more often than any disease in summers is heat stroke. Which makes your body deficient of water and other essential nutrients that it requires to function healthily. Dizziness, throbbing headache, seizures, vomiting, unconsciousness, shallow or rapid breathing, lack of sweating, and nausea, are the symptoms of getting a heat stroke.
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Here are a few tips that you can use to save yourself from getting a heat stroke and beat the heat.
1. Avoid going into the direct sunlight
Limit your time for going out directly under the sun, especially during the peak hours between 10 am to 3 pm. Otherwise, this will drain your energy faster and dehydrate your body too.
2. Don’t step from cold temperatures to hot and vice versa, suddenly
Avoid stepping outside straight from the cold temperatures like at your home or office into the direct sunlight. First turn down the cooling to let your body settle down at a room temperature then you can step outside in the sun.
3. Keep your electrolyte level in check
Keep oral rehydrating solutions with you at all times, and drink them especially before going out in the sun. it is important that you maintain a healthy level of electrolytes in your body.
4. Stay well hydrated
The best way to beat the heat is to stay well hydrated, by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Or you can also try Indian drinks like aam panna, Chhaas or nimboo paani. Avoid consumption of alcohol as it will only dehydrate your body further.
5. Plan a moderate workout strategy
Try not to work out under the sun for a long time, instead exercise in the gym, but for the limited time. Over sweating will leave you dehydrated and you definitely don’t want that to happen.
6. Include lots of seasonal and citrus fruits and veggies in your daily diet
What we eat is important for our health. So, avoid eating fermented and spicy food in summer. Instead, include lots of citrusy fruits and veggies in your everyday diet. Stock up with lots of vitamin C to beat the heat.
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7. Pick a summer-friendly outfit to step out in
Cotton and loose clothes help to ventilate air that keeps your body temperature normal during summers. Silk, synthetic and satin should be avoided to stay cool and relaxed.
8. Take a cold shower to cool off
Taking a cold shower never causes you any harm in the scorching heat of summers. So whenever you feel extremely hot and sweaty, just step into the shower and turn on the cold water to cool down.
And don’t forget to apply sunscreen while stepping out in the sun or even if you plan to stay in. it is the most important thing to do for protecting your skin from sun damage.