To be healthy in summer, what should we do?

In the warmer, longer, lazier days of summer, the living may not be easy, but your life probably feels less chaotic. Even adults tend to adopt a “school’s out!” attitude in summer. That’s why this is a perfect time to improve your health in a fashion so seasonally laid back you’ll barely notice the effort.
Here are some essential tips to beat the heat this season:

  1. Hydrate and Hydrate:
    Staying hydrated is very crucial during summer as it ensures that your body keeps functioning normally. Excessive sweating, which reduces energy levels and electrolytes from your body. Sip on flavored water by adding in mineral rich fruits like watermelon, lemon, kiwi, etc., or make slashes and lemonades at home. Drink plenty of water.
  2. Eat Regularly, But Eat Light:
    Summer time tends to reduce one’s appetite because of the excessive heat. Having said so, the best thing to do is to follow a light diet including summer veggies like squash, cucumber, ivy gourd, etc. Avoid heat generating foods like meat, eggs and other proteins, and even salt intake.
  3. Cold Water Showers:
    One of the quickest ways to cool down is to step into a cold water shower. It will instantly make you feel refreshed. Also try washing your feet and face with cold water before you go to sleep.
  4. Switch off Those Lights:
    Too many electric bulbs and lights in the room tend to heat up the temperature. So switch off as many lights as you can and use only the ones you require. Keep the curtains drawn if the harsh rays seep into the house.
  5. Stay Indoors:
    Keep a check on weather forecast. This is important because you can then track the hottest days and plan accordingly. If you love walking, try to do so only in the early hours or after sun down.
  6. Wear Loose Clothes:
    To stay cool you need to wear loose clothes so that there is good air circulation. Ditch your synthetic dresses and trousers and stick to cotton. Even while heading out, keep yourself covered from the harsh rays. Wear lightweight, light- colored, loose-fitting clothing .
  7. Don’t Exert Yourself:
    Physical activity is essential for good health, but during summers, make sure that you don’t over exert yourself. You need your energy levels to keep you active. Resort to indoor gyms rather than engaging in outdoor activities. And remember to stay hydrated. Exercise in the morning or evening. If possible, exercise in shady areas
Rwaida Miqdad

Rwaida Miqdad

KPSA’s Member From Duhok Team