Contributed by: Abshar Faheem
It’s time to say bye-bye to the winter season and hello to the summer season. When the summer season comes, it brings a number of changes to your daily routines that suit the weather. Summer days are warmer and lazier making it hard for you to stay fresh and healthy throughout the day. The summer season brings the scorching sun and excessive sweat during the day.
People often avoid going outside during day time and get relaxed in front of cooling measures such as a fan, cooler, and air-conditioner. In the evening, people go out for a walk and enjoy drinking beverages. All in all, your eating and drinking habits change with the season. In such a weather-changing scenario, Your body is more vulnerable to various diseases and infections. So you have to ensure that you follow proper health measures to maintain your health, skin, and body and stay protected throughout the season change.
In this article, we will discuss 8 tips for healthy living during the seasonal change that you can apply to the daily routine that will help you to stay fresh and fit throughout the day.
Wear sunglasses during day time
Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the harsh rays of the scorching sun while going out shopping or other work during the daytime. Sunglasses block the sun’s ultraviolet rays and protect your eyes from damage There’s a common perception that sunglasses are merely for fashion purposes. But that’s an urban myth best dispelled from your mind as soon as possible. Sunglasses make your eyes comfortable from the intense heat of the sun and protect them from harmful radiation at the same time. Rock a pair, step out, and beat the heat.
Avoid outside food
Just like in any season, you should actively avoid outside food as it can be contaminated and unsafe leading to various health issues such as cramps, diarrhea, typhoid, and even jaundice. If roadside food items are not stored properly in hot summer, they may get spoiled causing stomach infections. It’s a known fact that contaminated and unsafe roadside food spreads more than 200 diseases, which can lead to serious consequences. Some bacteria that can cause food poisoning are often present such as street cart offerings but do not alter the look, taste, and color of the food, and tricking you into having them. The food might seem fresh and perfect but it may be contaminated particularly in the hot summer.
During summer, days are so hot and warm bringing excessive smelly sweat. It is advisable to stay inside during day time between 11 am to 6 pm. But if you have to go outside, choose the colder parts of the day, and don’t forget to apply an SPF-30 sunscreen to prevent your skin from tanning, heatstroke, and excessive sunburns. Also, avoid direct sunlight exposure by wearing a hat or a cap with an extended brim, as continued exposure not only affects your skin but also affects your body temperature levels too.
During summer, you can often get dehydrated when your body tries to cool down by heating and sweating. It lowers the amount of water in the body leading to fever and chills. You should drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water every day to remain hydrated. Headache, thirst, sticky mouth, dizziness, and confusion are some common symptoms of dehydration. Drinking enough water helps to avoid constipation, normalize blood pressure, stabilize the heartbeat and flush bacteria from the bladder. All these vital functions of the body will not work properly if you remain dehydrated in summer. Apart from water, you can also try a variety of juices such as tamarind juice, mint, coriander juice, etc.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine
People consume more alcohol and caffeine during the hot summer days to warm up and cool off. It warms you up immediately for a shorter period but also leaves you dehydrated. Dehydration is the result of drinking too much alcohol and caffeine. It reduces the quantity of a hormone called antidiuretic which is used by the body to reabsorb water. Drinking too much alcohol and caffeine makes you lose more fluids you require for your body.
The Bottom line
Dealing with such hot days is quite hectic. If you are at home or have access to a clean shower room, it’s advisable to take cold baths 2 or 3 times a day as it lowers the effect of heat and also refreshes the body. Try to wear loose cotton clothes especially in a light color to keep yourself cool. Oh, and, ‘Black’ is awesome but not in the summer. so avoid it at all costs. Taking care of your health during summer is essential for a healthy lifestyle. Ensure what you are eating and drinking should not be harmful to your health. Always take proper measures to live a healthy life.
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