8 Tips To Keep Your Body Cool During Summer Season.
The summer season is back. Summer returns with its own trouble- (not having enough water), rashes, and other issues. Summer means fun and play but people sometimes forget that the burning summer sun is not as kind to their skin as the winter rays are. The intense summer heat not only affects our body but the skin too. These problems are further increased by (not having enough water), leading to electrolytes (too much of one thing and not enough of another) due to too much/too much sweating. This also ‘tells’ on your skin (unpleasantly loudly or cruelly).
Mental health and physical health are mostly connected, so by taking care of your body, you’re also taking care of your mind. Here are five things to remember this summer to help you take care of your body and mind. Here are 8 tips to keep your body cool during the summer season:
1. Get your rest
Routines may change/differ with summer events but aim to get seven to nine hours of sleep a night. Keep your room cool and shades pulled to help make your sleep more comfortable.
2. Stay hydrated
Aim to drink more than the standard eight (glass drinking containers) a day. And get (showing the ability to create interesting new things): put some frozen berries in your water or even some (plant with pleasant-tasting leaves) leaves and lime slices. Choose snacks with high-water content such as watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, and cucumbers.
3. Wear sunscreen
Look for at least an SPF 30 and wear it all the time! Even if you are just running errands or going for a “short walk,” ultraviolet exposure increases somewhere between four and 10 percent for every 1,000 feet above sea level. So at a height of 9,000 feet (about equal to Georgetown), UV radiation can be nearly 50 percent much stronger than at sea level.
4. Skip tight-fitting clothes
Tight, skin-fit clothes hamper circulation, increase sweating and cause discomfort. Loose-fitting, light-colored clothes will keep you cool all day.
5. Light and comfortable attires
In the summer, it is best to dress in breathable and lightweight clothing to keep your body temperature controlled in the hot sun. Instead of heavy clothing, choose natural fabrics such as cotton and linen.
6. Eat healthy and light
Consume small, frequent meals. Heavy meals with high carbohydrate and fat content create a lot of heat in the body. (Focus on mental and physical effort) on fresh fruits and vegetables with high water content, such as oranges, watermelon, tomatoes, and so on.
7. Take precautions to avoid heatstroke
Another major issue that older adults face during the hot summer months is heatstroke. The main reason that older adults are more able to be hurt by this is that their bodies do not (change to make better/change to fit new conditions) to harden (chemically)nature changes as quickly. High fever, nausea, vomiting, headache, and (feeling of spinning around and almost falling) are all common signs of heatstroke.
8. Move your body
Added heat (even if it’s a dry heat!) can make exercise uncomfortable in the summer months. Try getting some exercise in the morning hours before the sun is at its peak. Or break up your day and go for shorter walk breaks throughout your day.
Use these tips to help take care of yourself this summer and stay safe and healthy all season long!