1. Eat Healthy & Light Food
During summers, it is suggested that one should consume meals in smaller portions and have light food meals because heavy meals with large amounts of carbohydrates and fats lead to a lot of heat in the body. So, focusing on fresh fruits and vegetables that have high water content – such as oranges, watermelon, tomatoes, etc will help you stay hydrated and fresh during summers.
2. Treat your eyes well
During summers, sunrays become very harsh and harmful for our eyes so try to avoid harsh lights during work or being outdoors. Wearing sunglasses while you’re out is strongly recommended.
3. Avoid Alcohol and Caffeine
Alcohol, fizzy drinks and coffee all have dehydration properties. If possible, try to decrease the amount of these beverages, especially during hot weather. Plain or flavoured water is a good substitute.
4. Drink plenty of water
Heat and sweat in the summer months can leave your body dehydrated, causing unwanted health issues such as fever and chills. Keep yourself well hydrated by drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water every day.
5. Stay indoors
Restrict outdoor activities during hot weather especially from 12pm to 4:30pm of the day. You can step out to the cooler parts of the day – early mornings before 11. am or late evenings after 5.00 pm.
6. Avoid outside food
Roadside food can be contaminated and may lead to foodborne infections because food gets easily spoilt in summers if not stored properly.
Summers require a lot of self-care & attention from drinking a lot of water to avoiding going outdoors in hot weather. But, if taken care properly and consuming hydrated substance, one can stay healthy and fit in summers.