Wellness - General Health | 13-18 yrs

Top 10 Tips To Beat The Summer Heat

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Summer means family vacations, going on a picnic, and taking a walk by the beach. But, it also means intense heat, sweat-filled afternoons and sun strokes. Beating the summer heat becomes a priority for us.

So, how do we go about surviving the hot summer months?

Per Indiatimes, one great way to counter the heat is by wearing soft and light clothes during the hot season. Sticking to cotton fabrics such as cotton, wearing light colours such as yellow and beige, and wearing loose clothes go a long way in helping us stay cool.

Here are some tips to beat the summer heat:

• Eat more fruits: In an article, Healthiest Fruits To Eat In Summer, published in Eatthis, certain fruits like Watermelon, Kiwi, Lemon, Mangoes and Peaches can be had in adequate quantities during summer. These fruits have a good content of water and provide us with valuable nutrients.

• Air flow should be optimised: Air conditioning provides a cooling effect, but it is expensive. You can increase air flow to move cool air throughout the house by opening windows and other sources of air.

• Avoid oily and fatty foods: One must learn to abstain from oily and fatty foods during summer. These foods are not only unhealthy but create problems for the digestion. Light foods ensure you remain cool throughout the day.

• Drink lots of water: During summer, the heat can make you sweat profusely. Counter this by drinking plenty of water that will not only keep you hydrated but will cool you too.

Know about other tips such as wearing your hair short and using cotton sheets by going through this ClipBook.

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Eat More Fruits

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Use Ice Cubes

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Optimize Air Flow

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Avoid Oily And Fatty Foods

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Wear The Right Clothes To Beat The Heat

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Drink Lots Of Water

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Use Cotton Sheets To Ensure Better Sleep

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Wear Your Hair Short

Your hair feels the air when it is short. In summer, when the sun starts roasting your head, you can escape the heat with short summer haircuts.

Take Cold Showers Regularly

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