Summer is a fun time for everyone. It is the time of year when many go on vacation, children can play outdoors and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air instead of being cooped up in the house and it also offers the perfect weather for swimming in pools, lakes and at the ocean.
But summer also brings on days that are just horrid for everyone. The heat and humidity can get unbearable. It isn’t healthy to be outdoors for long periods of time if you can stand it at all.
After a long winter looking forward to the warm weather is always welcomed but then again when the heat is sweltering and you have to stay indoors with the air conditioning on it makes it hard to enjoy the summer vacation time.
Here are some tips on how to survive the sweltering days of summer:
Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated will keep your skin healthy and prevent you from feeling faint from losing bodily water through evaporated perspiration. Adding some lemon juice to the water is refreshing and gives it some taste. Drinking teas are great too and it is best it they are unsweetened. Sugar and caffeinated beverages have a tendency to dehydrate you more than you are aware of. Drinking ice cold beverages isn’t as good as just cold beverages. When your body is super heated it takes time to cool down. Icy cold drinks force your bodily temperature to cool down too quickly and actually making your system heat up again almost as fast as it cooled down making you uncomfortable for a longer period of time.
Meals should be light and refreshing on the dog days of summer. When it is really hot eating salads with fresh vegetables, a light dinner and fresh fruits are best. They will still fill you up, provide the nutrients and vitamins your body needs without weighing you down or heating up your metabolism making you feel uncomfortable and hot all over again.
In the evening or whenever you can take a shower with cool to warm water. Do not shower with hot water. The cooler the shower the better, your already heated body will take less time to cool down and won’t heat up again once you are out of the shower. A hot shower on a hot day will give you the feeling of needing a shower when you get out because your system heats up once again making you uncomfortable.
Enjoy your summer days!
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