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Healthy Summer Habits

Sam  Views: 1108  4 min read

Summer should be handled with great care as you are susceptible to several health ailments  during summer. The environment may be scorching hot and dry crippling your daily activities. Therefore, it is crucial to adopt health habits during summer to stay healthy.

 

Eat healthy diet

Eat lot of fresh fruits, raw salads and lightly spiced foods. Fruits and veggies are easy to digest and high in water content which helps in hydration. Avoid fried and junk foods as they take time to digest and require a lot of water. Spicy foods tends to increase body heat.

Drink naturally cooling beverages like coconut water, lemon juice, buttermilk, sugar cane juice,  rather than caloric soft drinks, caffeine, and alcoholic beverages as they contain sugar and other preservatives which act as diuretics (increase the flow of urine) and can cause loss of water from the body.

Curd is excellent for summers as it increases friendly bacteria in the gut and improves digestion and boosts immunity. Add veggies like cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, spinach, beet, etc to add to increase the water content in your body. Fuel your summer with nutrient-rich foods like whole grains, fat-free or low-fat milk and cheese, seafood, lean meats, poultry, eggs, beans, nuts, and seeds.

 

Protect Your Eyes

Wearing sunglasses not only make you look fashionable but also protect your eyes and the surrounding area against damaging ultraviolet rays.  Wear sunglasses every time you leave the house to protect against photokeratitis—a (very painful) eye sunburn—and to avoid serious long-term health issues, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and skin cancer.

Moreover, they also help your eyes maintain the ability to adjust to darkness, which is especially important for nighttime driving. Find a nice pair of sunglasses which will protect you from ultraviolet rays.

Exercise

You might go for a bike ride, take a natural walk,  a swim or a hike and not even realize you're working out. Go for a walk or bike ride while watching the sun come up. During the summer months, relegate your outdoor workouts to the early morning or evening hours, when the temperature is lowest and the sun is less harmful to your skin.

Select right clothing

Wear loose and light-Colored garments. Loose clothing leaves room for air to move around the skin, which helps with the evaporation of sweat. And light-colored clothing reflects the sun, providing a cooling yet still protective layer against UV rays.

 

Drink plenty of water

You  need to drink more water to rehydrate your body during summer,  as warmer temperature makes you sweat more. In high humidity, you do not sweat adequately due to which you cannot release heat efficiently from your body. That is the reason why you need to drink enough water at regular intervals even if you are not thirsty, to cool your system.

The hot weather is likely to cause headaches. Drinking plenty of water is proven to relieve headaches. Staying hydrated also relieves fatigue which in turn helps prevent headaches. It is better to drink water before reaching for painkillers if you get a  headache in summer.

 

Sleep

Studies have shown that there seems to be an ideal temperature for sleep and when this temperature is very high, it takes longer to fall asleep.  Showers and baths before bed may help.  Making sure your bed is freshly clean and tidy makes for better sleep, according to Michael J. Breus, a clinical psychologist and fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

During the day, close all the curtains to keep the sunlight out of your room which will help lowering the temperature of the your room. Open up your windows and enjoy free air conditioning. Invest in a small fan to place in your window that will help pull the hot air out and push the cool air in.

 


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