Gear up to Rejoice a Summer of Health

Temperatures have started to soar and summer is getting into its full swing.


While the rising temperature is deadly for most viruses and bacteria leading to fewer illnesses, the scorching heat can be alarming for your health too if you don’t take adequate precautions.

Go through this blog to learn what to do to keep summer health worries at bay.

Go for light and healthy food

Having light and small meals frequently is best for your health in summers as the body heat rises if you eat heavy food with lots of carbohydrates and fats. Also, incorporate fresh and watery vegetables and fruits such as tomatoes, watermelon and oranges in your diet to stay hydrated during the season.


Drink plenty of water

Make sure to drink 10 to 12 glasses of water every day during summer. Sweating and heat in this season can dehydrate the body easily and can cause various health issues such as fever and chills.


Wear loose and light clothes

Wearing loose and light clothes made from cotton and linen help your body stay cool. Also, opt to wear light colored clothes in the season. Avoid wearing unnecessary jewellery and accessories to keep yourself light.


Take care of the eyes

Sunshine can be harsh on your eyes during the summer and hot winds can also affect them. Wear sunglasses if you go outside and wash your eyes often throughout the day to safeguard them from any harm.


Look after the skin

The summer heat can make your skin oilier, and sometimes even dry. As a result, you may have chapped skin, acne and develop rashes. Wear sunscreen while going outside and reapply it every 3 or 4 hours to protect your skin. Moreover, wash the skin often and use aloe vera gel and sandalwood powder to keep it healthy.


Avoid outside food

Summer, monsoon or winter- outside food specially street-food, must be avoided.

Hardly any food vendor would practice the safety standards that one follows in the kitchen. That’s why, there is a higher probability that the outside food is not hygienically prepared, is contaminated and causes various food borne ailments. Say no to eating outside and eat well cooked food. Also, wash all the vegetables and grains thoroughly before cooking.


Stay indoors

Heat can be at peak between 12:00 to 5:00 PM in the summer. Minimize your outside activities during these hours and stay indoors. Furthermore, cover your head, mouth, nose and ears when you are outside to avoid dehydration. Opting for an umbrella or wearing a hat can help you in the same.


Fitness Regime

The fitness bug doesn’t acknowledge the temperatures or winds, and a true fitness freak exercises come what may! However, it is always prudent to exercise early in the morning or late in the evening if one has to exercise outdoors. Also, drink enough water/ electrolyte solution to maintain the hydration/electrolyte level in the body post workout.


Follow these tips and have a happy sunshine summer!

Content Reviewed by – Asian Hospital Medical Editors