3 most important health tips to overcome summer heat

The risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke rises along with the temperature and humidity. Heat illnesses occur when the body’s cooling mechanism becomes overloaded. Regardless of your activity level, drink more fluids – your body needs water to prevent dehydration during warm summer days.

Stay away from liquids that contain caffeine, alcohol, or large amounts of sugar. Stay indoors or in shaded locations; wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing; and limit your outdoor activity to morning or evening hours when it is cooler outside.

So go ahead and take these obvious precautions.

1 Drink 10-12 glasses of water a day
2 Wear loose, full-sleeved cotton clothes
3 Minimise outdoor activities

1. Hydrate your body

Drink at least 10-12 glasses of water a day. Water is the best drink as it doesn’t contain any sugars that can add up to unnecessary calories. Drink fluids even if you are not yet thirsty. Once you have the feeling of being thirsty means you are already dehydrated.

2. Loose, full-sleeved cotton clothes

Wear loose, full-sleeved cotton clothes to protect the body from the sun and to aid evaporation of sweat.  Use a hat to protect your head from the sun you go out

3. Stay indoors

Restrict outdoor activities to the cooler parts of the day – early mornings before 10.30am or late evenings after 530pm

Remember the best place to start the cooling process is in your body’s core.

Enjoy summer with these summer health tips :-)

Dr. Anil Singhal, MD (Homeo)

3 most important health tips to overcome summer heat
by ( Author at Dr. Anil Singhal MD (Homeo) )
Posted on at 7:05 am.
Last updated on July 3rd, 2014 at 9:12 am.
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2 comments on “3 most important health tips to overcome summer heat”

  1. this was a very nice and precise way to summarize the cure for summer diseases. a short statement about all the three simple steps will save a lot of people from getting into the trouble of reading details for spending their summers happily.

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