With global warming increasing temperatures worldwide, it is vital to keep your body cool.
Especially in summer, when temperatures are expected to soar very high, one must follow suitable measures to stay hydrated.
Although summertime is the best time to have fun, some downsides come along to prevent heat strokes or heat blisters; here are a few tips to follow.
When the heat is scorching outside, the foremost thing to do is to stay hydrated.
Because you lose so much water when you sweat, it’s critical to replenish it. Your body temperature rises as you become dehydrated.
Therefore, drinking plenty of fluids is essential for staying cool during these hot months.
Increase your consumption of “water-rich” fruits and vegetables. Coconut water is preferable to fruit juice. Coconut water contains fewer calories and sugars than fruit juice. It also has a high potassium content.
Eat easy-to-digest foods
If you avoid heavy meals during the summer, your organs and digestive system may not have to work as hard to digest the food. This way, you can keep your internal temperature cool.
Cooling down with chilled meals, such as cold soups or homemade smoothies, is another intelligent way to stay cool.
Raw fruits and vegetables contain more water than cooked ones in their natural state. As a result, eating light produce in its natural form will help you stay hydrated.
Take preventive measures before going out in the sun
Overexposure to the sun can cause sunburn. Protect your skin with sunscreen. Apply it every day. Aim to avoid exposure to sunlight during the middle of the day, from about 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is during these hours that ultraviolet rays are strongest.
If you are going out, wear clothing covering your skin when you’re out in the sun. Long-sleeved shirts, full pants or skirts protect the most skin. Dark colors are generally more protective than light colors. Tightly woven clothing is more protective than loosely woven clothing.
Protect Your Home from the Sun
Close the blinds to keep your home from getting overheated.
Sunlight is blocked by blackout curtains, which naturally insulate the rooms in which they are installed.
In addition to refreshing a room, changing your bedding is also an effective way to stay cool. Cotton is a better choice this time of year because it breathes better and keeps you more relaxed.
Temperatures may fall during the night during the summer months. If this is the case in your area, take advantage of these refreshing hours by opening the windows before bed.
DIY Cooling Methods
When you’re sweating profusely, ice cubes are an obvious lifesaver. When you’re feeling overheated, apply ice cubes or ice packs to the back of your neck and wrists.
Your feet are another quick-cooling spot on your body. Relax and soak your feet in a bowl of cold water tub to cool down quickly.
Take a spray bottle, fill it with cold water or mint water, and use it as a refreshing and invigorating face and body spray.
Take showers at least twice a day. Play water games like water balloon fight, water slides, ice painting and water war.
Set up a sprinkler or a slip-and-slide and get ready to have some cold fun! Spend more time in the pool for beating the heat. Water games are a simple way to keep the kids entertained and cool during summer!
Last but not least, beach time to get vitamin D and all water fun like surfing, jet-skiing, snorkeling and more.