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Beat the Heat
Dehydration is a state where the body can’t function properly due to extreme shortage of water. It can be described from mild to severe depending upon amount of fluids present in your body. Summers in India are undoubtedly hot and one needs to take proper care of it in order to prevent oneself from dehydration. Summer holidays are near and so are your plans right? But are the precautions ready? Let’s have a look on how you can protect yourself from dehydration this summer.
WHAT TO WEAR?
The way you dress plays an important role in summers. It is advisable to wear light coloured clothes since they absorb less heat. Sunglasses are a must. They prevent harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays and protect your eyes. Wide-brimmed hat prevents UV rays from hitting the sensitive spots on your face, and it also protects your head. Since the most sensitive part of your body is your skin, ultimate care should be taken to protect it from the scorching sun. Before stepping out of your house, ensure that you apply sunscreen lotion on your skin to prevent it from getting tanned.
INTAKE OF LIQUIDS
Do not ever wait for you to get thirsty. Drink water throughout the day to keep yourselves hydrated. Carry water bottle always with you. Drink a glass of water half an hour before and after your major meal. Juices are the best therapy to cool yourself down. It provides nutrients which keeps you active in hot sunny days. A cold drink might be too refreshing for you during summers but that’s where everyone goes wrong. Caffeine sucks the moisture out of you. On hot days, avoid it as much as possible, especially when combined with alcohol.
WHAT TO EAT?
The food which you eat can also help in cooling yourself down. Let’s see how. Fruits and vegetables are rich in nutrients and minerals. They contain natural sugar which provides you with tremendous amount of energy and helps you to keep hydrated. Fruits and vegetables are often high in water content. For instance Cucumber, Lettuce, Zuccuni, Carrot, tomatoes are have plenty of water content.
It’s advisable to avoid outdoors especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. because UV rays are at their highest. That's the best time to comfort yourself at home and let your body cool down or maybe even take a nap. Practicing yoga can prove to be beneficial in summers. Since yoga has the ability to calm down the nerves it helps to keep you hydrated and save you from the external temperature. One should avoid excessive exertion during summer since it causes
Dehydration. It can prove to be dangerous if one doesn’t keep rehydrating oneself by taking water-breaks in between. Dehydration can sometimes prove to be fatal if one doesn’t take care properly. You should keep an eye open for symptoms of dehydration. The beginning of dehydration is thirst. Other symptoms include Vomiting, Diarrhea, Fever, Drugs like diuretics, Prolonged sun exposure, Nausea etc. Dehydration can even lead to heatstroke which sometime proves to be fatal. During the high-heat of summer, Drip Drop is the perfect addition to your water bottle. It’s a dehydration relief which was invented by a doctor who was on a relief mission in Latin America whose simple question changed the course of dehydration treatment forever.