It’s the time of the year again – the time when we sweat through all our pores and desperately wait for winter or rain. Summer in India can be brutal even for the most experienced of us. In addition to this, we normally feel tired during the summer, it can even be harmful by increasing the risk of heat stroke. In fact, many people die from heat waves. Below are some tips for you to protect yourself in summer.
10. Wear Summer Friendly Fabrics
This is the rule of thumb for surviving summers – to wear light and breathable fabrics. To feel cooler in the summer, wear cotton clothing that absorbs sweat and does not stick to the body. While getting ready, try to avoid satin and silk, and instead choose dresses or skirts made of cotton or some other light fabric.
9. Scarves and Hats
When you take off in the afternoon, wrap a scarf or stole around your head. Make sure the scarf is made of a lightweight material such as cotton. This prevents the heat from hitting your head directly. Most women wear dupatta before leaving their homes for a reason in the summer which actually keeps them away from sunlight and hot winds to some extent. Alternatively, you could wear hats that serve the same purpose and protect your face from the sun.
8. Exercise in Moderation
It is important to pay attention to your health. Exercising too much in this weather will most likely only be detrimental to your health. If you lose too much sweat in the summer, you are in danger of becoming dehydrated and training in the sun can also lead to a heat stroke.
7. Proper Diet
Eating a healthy and light diet full of fruits and fresh vegetables is very essential. Reduce foods that produce heat such as red meat and dry fruits. Instead, opt for fish if you are not a vegetarian. Opt for lighter sweet dishes such as ice cream. Watermelons are a great fruit to have in this weather because they are high in water and their amino acid increases energy and reduces fatigue. Do not miss breakfast as an empty stomach can cause dizziness on extremely hot days.
6. Stay in, Stay cool
Unless absolutely necessary, do not go out of home, especially in the afternoon. Do not give up the comfort of your cool room at home or in the office with its AC power, fans, and coolers. Going out even for a few hours tends to saturate you from any energy, making you feel lethargic and dehydrated. So try to stay in as long as possible until the sun goes down and the weather changes forever with the arrival of the monsoon
5. Take a Cool Shower
It’s always good to take bath twice during summer season because it keeps you fresh after a hot day as it lowers your body temperature. Showers and cold water baths also clean you from the sweat and dirt that sticks securely to your body in this heat. Take as many showers as you like when you feel hot. They often help you feel energized when you feel tired.
4. Drink Plenty of Fluids
Keeping yourself hydrated is very important in summer. Always carry a water bottle when you go out. Dehydration is a real risk, so do not hesitate to buy water when you feel tired or thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks as they increase the loss of fluids from the body. Lack of water tends to make you feel tired and lethargic, so mixing glucose in water is also a good idea after getting out of the heat.
3. Wear Sunscreen
This is very important while you go out in the sun. Always wear sunscreen, as it protects against the harmful UV rays of the sun. Half an hour before going out in the sun, cover the exposed parts of the body with SPF 30 or higher sunscreen. The SPF is the sun protection factor. It has been shown that UV rays cause skin cancer, so sunscreens are very important. Sunscreens also help to prevent you from the tanning of the skin because of exposure to sunlight. If you want your face and body to stay fresh, you should take a good sunscreen before going out.
2. Don’t Wear Black
It is a fundamental science that darker colors absorb more heat, something that we all learned in the ninth grade. However, most of us fail to apply this in real life. When we wear dark clothes in the sun, they absorb more heat, which in turn transfers to our body and makes us warmer. To feel cooler in these brutal summers, avoid wearing black. Instead, stick to brighter colors like white and pastel colors that do not absorb as much heat and do not increase your body temperature. Save the black clothes for winter when your body needs as much warmth as possible.
1. Use Your Common Sense
Use your common sense to protect yourself from the sun. If you prefer to stay in the sun, postpone your meetings or schedule them for the morning. Always wear sunglasses and scarves and a good sunscreen before you go out and cover your body with light fabrics like cotton and linen instead of denim jeans and sleeved satin shirts. If you feel too hot, turn the air conditioning on or go home instead of risking a heat stroke.
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