The hot summer days are on our doorstep, despite it’s only April, we already had several hot days, and we weren’t ready.
Hot summer days can do major health and life threatening problems that we can help you eliminate.
The only way to avoid these problems is to get you mindset of what to eat and to follow a few basic tips to be sure that you are taking care of your body and stay hydrated.
First we are going to point one of the biggest issue of hot days, the HEAT STOKE.
Heat stroke is a condition caused by overheating your body as a result of prolonged exposure to high temperatures. Normal temperature of the body is 37-degree C, but if you expose yourself long enough, and unprotected your body can go up to 40 degree C, and this is the point where can be fatal, and can affect various internal organs such as the kidney and the heart.
The common heat stroke symptoms include, “rise in body temperature, fast heartbeat, rapid or shallow breathing, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, seizures, intense headache.
Here are some tips of how to avoid the heat and stay safe
- Check electrolytes
Electrolytes are responsible for fluid regulation, muscle contraction, heartbeat and nerve function. Being well hydrated keeps your blood at the right consistency and volume, allowing for efficient delivery of oxygen to muscles and removal of waste. Water carries heat away from your internal organs before serious damage occurs.
- Don’t overwork in the gym
High levels of physical activity can increase your body temperature, and that is something you don’t want when it’s 40 and over degrees outside. Just remember that you’ll need the energy to beat the heat.
3.Include Citrus Fruits and Seasonal Veggies
Eat light food, avoid the spicy and fermented foods, and heavy oils. Eat in a smaller portions. Eat lots of citrus fruits, since you’ll need vitamin C to boost your immunity and provide your dose of antioxidants. Include veggies like gourds, lettuce and other cooling ingredients in your daily diet.
4.Beware of your clothing
Your outfit plays a big role when in summer. Wear loose cotton and comfortable clothes, to enable easy ventilation so your body temperature stay’s normal.
Avoid synthetic fabric.
- Shower and stay clean
Staying clean is the easiest way to prevent infections, and to get instant cool down. If you feel extremely hot, go for a quick cold water shower.