If you want to stay cool this summer, look no further than these healthy tips, which don’t cost the earth. Air conditioning can be useful to keep the body cool all day, but it can also cause nasal congestion. Follow these tips to keep the body healthy during this hot summer weather.
1. Stay Cool This Summer by Keeping the Body Hydrated
Drink plenty of water throughout the day, especially if you are outside in the heat. Your body will be perspiring more rapidly than normal, even though you may not feel it, and the body requires frequent liquid to prevent dehydration. Keep a water bottle with you, if possible. All drinks like tea, coffee, fruit juice, and plain water count toward your daily fluid levels, although tea and coffee are natural diuretics so will cause frequent urination.
Perspiration is the body’s natural way to keep the body cool, so opt for a deodorant instead of an antiperspirant, as it is natural for the underarms to sweat throughout the day. Bicarbonate of soda is a fantastic natural deodorant, which will disguise any underarm odour but will not prevent perspiration, so sprinkle a little under both arms and you’ll stay fresh all day long in this summer heat.
2. Wear Cotton Clothing To Stay Cool This Summer
The last thing you want to wear in the summer months are tight items of clothing, so stay cool this summer with cotton clothing. Cotton feels light against the skin and is a naturally breathable fabric. Look for cotton t-shirts, trousers, shorts, and vests.
3. Munch on Fruits and Vegetables
Fruit contains a lot of water, even a banana contains 80 percent water so munch on fruits and vegetables throughout the day to keep the body hydrated. Your skin will thank you, and fruits and vegetables keep the belly full to prevent overeating. You may find during these summer months that your appetite for normal meals decreases and your fluid intake increases, which may include a craving for raw fruits and veggies. Supermarkets often have a good range of fruits and vegetables, usually at discounted prices, during these summer months, so stay cool this summer by sustaining your hydration levels with fruits and veggies.
4. Use Desk and Tower Fans to Stay Cool This Summer
I often find that the use of a tower fan in the home can increase the heat in a room, but every person is different. I prefer to open the window, and it’s lovely when a breeze hits the skin, but if you cannot cope with the heat inside opt for a desk or tower fan.