Summer is a great time to enjoy outdoor activities, to go on picnics and travel to many places but the heat from the sun can be so unbearable, listed below are some ways you can tackle the summer.
It is very easy for the body to get dehydrated during summer. Fluids are essential for the survival of the organs and especially during summer you have to increase your water intake as water is easily lost. It is recommended to drink about half a gallon of water.
In most cases water is by itself sufficient but if you are a person who works out or experiencing symptoms like light-headedness and headache you need electrolytes as well. Don’t drink diet drinks as sugar helps in absorption of electrolytes and a lot of fruit juices and eat lots of fruits especially the ones that are loaded with water like watermelon, melon, strawberries and some water containing vegetables are cucumber, radishes, celery, tomatoes.
Try to sip drink water throughout the day, don’t wait till you are thirsty to drink water.
Wear light weight clothes
During summer choose clothes that are light weight and breathable like cotton work shirts and loose clothes. Keep the tight clothes for the winter. Skip on the denims as they are heavy and are warm for the season, instead wear cotton pants or if you are wearing denim wear wide legged ones as it will allow air flow.
Sun is the source of vitamin D and exposure to sun is good but the UV index of the sun is quite high during summer and it can lead to sun burns. UV rays are also a risk for skin cancer so wear a sunscreen when going out with at least an SPF of 30. Even when indoors wear sunscreen. Wear a cap or hat when going outside and reapply sunscreen every 2-3 hours. Try to stay indoors as much as possible and if you want to enjoy any leisure activities keep it to the morning or evening.
You might think why work out when the weather is so hot, but working out will lead to sweat forming that would in turn cool the body.
Some foods are known to increase the heat of the body for example oily food and protein therefore take small meals throughout the day and increase your fruit and salad intake.
In summer because you sweat the pores can become clogged with dirt and sweat and not just that your body starts giving off bad odour so try to take a bath at least twice in a day this not only will get rid of dirt but also keeps your body cool and fresh.
Take care of the skin
Dead skin cells and dirt can clog pores, so you need to exfoliate often but don’t overdo it. To keep your skin well moisturized, apply hydrating masks.
Go enjoy a swim
Engage in some water activities with your family this may be having a water fight with your family or going for a swim.