How to Stay Fit and Healthy in Summer

Summer brings with itself many health risks from skin to digestive system, everything needs to be taken care of. This article brings point-wise solution to all the health related questions in your mind with respect to this hot season.

Summer is India’s national season, well, unofficially, otherwise also world over the global warming has taken over most of the seasons as summer for the major part of the year. That was on a witty note, but seriously speaking, keeping up with your health in long summer days is a challenge for most of us.

Scorching heat has adverse effects on health like Heat Stroke, Sunburn and Dehydration. The high temperature climate drains off your energy and you may get prone to infections, vomiting nausea and low blood pressure. Therefore, there is a need for each one of us to take some precautions during summer season.

Here are some of the ways to ensure that you stay fir during summer:

1. Minimum Coffee and Tea Intake

Coffee and tea contains caffeine which generates a lot of heat in the body. Drinking tea and coffee can disturb your metabolic system keeping you troubled thought the day. So, try to avoid it as much as possible. Instead you can go with iced lemon tea which will keep active and cool.

2. Say No to Fried Food

Excessive eating of fast food during summer leads to loss of energy and enthusiasm as it might slow the digestion process. Moreover, it also affects our skin, making it look unhealthy. High cholesterol foods will lead to heart diseases. Instead of fried food, have coconut water. Water-rich fruits and veggies etc.

3. Take Healthy Diet

Having a healthy diet is very important during summer. You should eat regularly and also eat regularly and also eat light food. Eating nutrient rich vegetables and fruits will prove beneficial for you during summers. Include fruits rich in minerals and water content like watermelons, strawberries, oranges, lemon etc. and vegetables like lettuce, spinach and cucumber. These foods will help you to keep your body refreshed all through the day.

4. Exercise and Mediate

Try to do some light exercises during summers. You should do a lot of breathing exercises like inhaling and exhaling. This will help you to enhance your energy levels and helps to stay you active all through the day. Meditate for at least 10-15 minutes daily for self-awakening which helps you to keep your mind and body fresh.

5. Wear Loose and Comfortable Clothes

Avoid wearing skin tight clothes because it may disrupt circulation and cause discomfort. Wearing loose fitting and light colored cotton clothes help your body to keep itself cool by allowing heat to escape through your skin. This allows your blood to circulate freely.

6. Maintain Good Hygiene

As we all know that in summer, people usually sweat a lot. So it is advised to take bath at least twice a day to remove body odor. Daily shower helps you to prevent you from flu, common cold and infections. Use prickly heat powder and sunscreen while going outdoors.

7. Stay Hydrated

You should drink sufficient water daily for your day-to-day activities. It is very important to stay hydrated during summers because the intense heat and sweat will make your body dehydrated. It is advised to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily. Keeping your body hydrated particularly helps to keep your heart healthy which makes it to pump blood easily to the blood vessels and to the muscles.

Spend more time this summer with friends and family and be relaxed. Take corrective measures to overcome the harsh summer heat and avoid diseases. If you have to go out, cover yourself. Prepare a schedule to exercise and workout daily so as to stay active and healthy. Hit the gym 4-5 days in a week. Enjoy the summer season with maximum happiness while keeping up with good health.

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