Summer is that time of the year when you are very likely to come down with a variety of illnesses. If it’s not sicknesses, then the sweltering heat will drain you of energy and leave you sluggish and irritable. But, there are ways you can beat the discomfort and the diseases and sail through summer without a hitch –
1. Stay Hydrated
It’s impossible to emphasize the importance of staying hydrated. Fluids are vital to keep your body going. In summer, you sweat a lot and this coupled with frequent urination means your body loses its stores of water continuously. This can have serious consequences on your body.
The easiest way to prevent dehydration is drinking plenty of fluids. Water and other nutritious fluids like coconut water, herbal teas, buttermilk will replenish body’s fluid levels and keep you in peak health.
2. Munch on some Fresh Fruits
Biting into summer fruits like watermelons, mangoes, pineapples or ripe papayas is not just refreshing but will also give you a power-packed nutritional boost. Since these fruits are high on fluids, they too will keep you hydrated. Moreover, these fruits can do wonders for your health- they will boost immunity and fight off summer illnesses, stabilize your blood pressure, lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels as well as protect your heart from the worst of the heat.
3. Take regular Showers
Showering every day is a must in summers. Since you sweat a lot in summer, your body becomes the breeding ground for harmful bacteria. A thorough shower and a scrub can rid you of these micro-organisms.
Yet another reason, you should not skip a shower is that it helps regulate your body temperature and cools you down.
4. Make Time for some Exercise
Exercising may sound like counter-productive but it is actually very beneficial. Work-out increases blood circulation which will help you stay cool and adapt to the harsh heat. It improves metabolism and that means you won’t have to endure digestion problems that are very common in summer.
5. Arm Yourself
When you are just stepping out during the sunlight hours, don’t forget your umbrella. Being exposed to the blistering sun for too long can up your chances of sunstroke. An umbrella, especially the black ones, can protect you from the direct glare of the sun.
To supplement the efficacy of umbrellas, wear loosely fitted cotton clothes, preferably with long sleeves to shield your skin from the sun. While you’re at it, just slather on some sunscreen. Sunscreen contains ingredients that save your skin from some of the most damaging effects of sunlight.
Your eyes too have to bear the brunt of the harshness of the sun. Protect them with a pair of sun-shades.
Summer is the time when your body becomes vulnerable. But you can fortify yourself and survive these gruelling months with the above mentioned simple tips.