22 Apr 2019: #HealthBytes: Six ways to stay healthy during summer
The summer has arrived! Among other problems, the dry and warm season is a virtual invitation to a number of health issues, like sunburn, dehydration, heat stroke, eye damage, diarrhea, flu, and other infections.
However, with a healthy diet and lifestyle, you can keep risk of these diseases at bay.
Here are 6 simple ways to help you stay healthy this coming summer season.
#1,2: Exercise regularly; Take proper rest
Exercise: The soaring temperatures and dry weather might make it difficult to build an exercise regimen. But, regular exercise during early morning hours will help you stay cool and healthy. Simple aerobic exercises like running, biking etc. can help.
Rest: Sure, there's a lot to do during summertime, but lack of sleep will run you down. Aim for 7-9 hours of undisturbed night-time rest.
#3,4: Ensure a healthy diet; Stay hydrated
Diet: A healthy diet is crucial during summer season. Consume fresh fruits and veggies on a daily basis. Also, include more water content-filled food items (read cucumbers, berries, tomatoes) in your diet. Further, reduce your alcohol intake.
Hydration: Staying hydrated is of utmost importance during this season. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. And, keep sipping hydrating drinks like coconut-water, lemon juice etc.
#5,6: Apply sunscreen; Wear protective eyegear
Sunscreen: The harmful UV rays aren't good for your eyes and skin health. So, make sure to wear sunscreen every time you head out. Also, go for a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF.
Eyegear: The unforgiving summer sun might put your eye health at risk. So, always use protective eye-gear like sunglasses every time you need to go out.