Tips For A Super Safe Summer
The sweltering summer season is around the comer with long vacations and the constant exposure to the sun. It is also that time of the year that calls for some preparations to deal with the heat effectively. Here are a few tips for you to make the best of summer and to keep your health in check.
The body needs adequate amounts of water to stay hydrated. Summer time equates to dehydration. Hence, carry a bottle of water with you always. Pay special attention and care to toddlers and the elderly.
Check Air Quality Report
If you have asthma or other respiratory problems, watch the air quality report for the day on television or the internet. Limit your time outdoors on days that have moderate to poor air quality outlooks. Plus, don’t forget to take your inhaler or other medication when you go out.
Careful While Working Out
Wear appropriate shoes for your outdoor activities. Avoid blisters and sprains by choosing a good pair of walking shoes. Wear these with comfortable cotton socks for proper absorption of sweat.
Rest Often And Don’t Overexert
Take rest often and don’t push yourself beyond your physical limits. Try to sit in a shady spot at regular intervals.
Apply Sunscreen And Seek The Shade
Take cover as sunburn is painful. Use a good sunscreen and re- apply it frequently during the day. Also, wear a hat to keep cool. The umbrella is useful not just during the rains and you wont be less of a man it you use one for the sun!
Wear Only Cotton Clothes
Wear light, loose fitting clothing to help you stay cool.
Shade Your Eyes
Don’t forget the sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun’s ultra violet rays.
Eat Fruits For Constant Freshness
Maintain your energy levels by limiting your intake of fat and sugar; focus on carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables. Eat lots of watermelon sprinkled with salt and pepper.
Increase Your Vitamin C
- Intake Increase your vitamin C intake.
- Nimbu paani is great for starters.
Drink Only Occasionally
- Consume alcohol in moderation.
- Don’t drink at all it you will be driving.
- Alcohol leaches water from the body.
Store Medicines ‘In A Cool Dry Place’
Don’t store medicines in the trunk or glove compartment of your car or take them to the beach unless you need them there as high heat and humidity can alter the potency of many drugs.
Sleep early and wake up early. Have a bath with cold water before going to bed and you will surely get sound sleep.