The balmy summer evenings, the season of bright sunshine and the time to say hello to those bright sun dresses has come. Does anything sound more blissful than the delightful summer? But with days getting hotter and evenings becoming more uncomfortable, you need to tweak your daily routine a bit. We bring you some easy do's and don'ts for a healthier summer.
Be choosy when it comes to food: Summer brings the risk of food poisoning and other food-borne illnesses. To keep yourself away from these diseases, make sure you eat home cooked food. Why would you rely on street food and make yourself sick when there is an option of eating fresh and healthy?
Eat Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: Instead of eating outside food, start eating fresh fruits and vegetables. It is finally time to say hello to salads. Try consuming fruits and vegetables which boast of high water content. This way your water intake will also increase. You can also drink that glass of fresh fruit juice to keep yourself hydrated.
Drink Enough Water: The key to staying fit and healthy during summer is by drinking ample amount of water. Keeping yourself hydrated is the first rule of good health for summer. Wherever you go, make sure you carry a bottle of water with you to stay healthy and free from diseases. Even when you are sending your children out to play, give them a water bottle so that they don’t drink unhygienic water.
Take a Shower Twice a Day: After a long day of work, and that endless journey in a metro or a bus, the only thing that can make you feel fresh is a shower. Staying clean will not only keep you fresh but it will also keep you away from diseases. Also, make sure you wash your face with a face wash after you come back home for your skin to remain fresh.
Wear Sunscreen: Save yourself from that ugly tan, make sure you wear sunscreen whenever you are heading out. Also, ensure that you do apply sunscreen on all the exposed areas of your body and not just your face. You don’t want your body to have zebra print.
Choose your Clothes Wisely: Say no to black and try wearing lighter shades during summer. Also, for some time say goodbye to leather, satin and other fabrics that may cause discomfort. Wear cotton clothes to stay comfortable and at ease.
Say no to Fast Food and Sugary Sodas: When you are outside in sweltering heat, instead of grabbing that bottle of Coke, go for water instead. Sugary sodas only increase your craving to drink more. On the other hand, water satiates your thirst. Also, avoid eating junk food as much as possible, opt for healthy fruits and salads instead.
Don’t Eat Leftover Food: Food poisoning is quite common during summer, and this happens because of eating stale food. During the summer season, food tends to get spoiled way before than it does during winters. So, don’t eat food that is too old. Also, after you are done with your meal, keep the rest of the food refrigerated inside an airtight box.
Do Not Drink Unclean Water: While you are outside, do not drink water from roadside vendors. They usually are highly contaminated. Also, beware of those water bottles that street vendors sell. Instead of drinking water from outside, it is best to carry a bottle with you whenever you step out of the house. Why drink unclean water when one can drink clean and pure water.
Avoid Going Outside during Noon: As long as it isn’t too important for you to step outside the house during noon, avoid it. If you stay in the sun for too long, you may end up getting sick. Even if you have to go outside, carry an umbrella with you to protect yourself from the sun.
Alcohol Does not Hydrate You: When we said you must hydrate yourself, we didn’t ask you to increase your alcohol intake. A cool cocktail on a hot summer day does sound like a way to keep yourself hydrated. But, you may want to keep a check on how many cosmopolitans and margaritas you are gulping. Alcohol dehydrates you, so you should better limit your alcohol intake.
Follow these steps and stay safe this Summer.
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