Drink plenty of water even if you don’t feel thirsty. At least 2-3 litres of water is recommended for the body to stay perfectly hydrated. Instead of gulping up an entire bottle of water at one go, divide and drink at regular short intervals. The rise in temperature could result in heat strokes and may show up as nausea, dizziness, fainting or even coma.
Take note that outdoor labourers should stay out of the sun between 12 pm and 3 pm. As this is the peak time when the sun shines to its maximum right above your head. So make sure you work in the shade at those times. In case if your work is demanding and you can’t help it then take quick breaks at regular short intervals. This helps our body adjust to the external temperature.
Keep your house fully ventilated by allowing the flow of fresh air in and out.
Wear light coloured thin loose fitting clothes for the excess body heat to escape freely.
Carry a bottle of water wherever you go to avoid getting dehydrated.
Lime juice with sugar and a pinch of salt act as an ORS( Oral Rehydration Solution) to provide an instant boost to your system.
Wear a hat or carry an umbrella while going out in the sun. Apply sunscreen of a minimum of SPF 50 to all the areas that are going to get exposed to the sun. This could protect the skin from the damaging effects of the sun and prevent sunburn or tan. Do not forget to reapply every 3-4 hours.
Try to take a bath 2 times a day at least during the hot summers. This cools down the body temperature.
When you leave your car out in the summer, right before you just sit down leave your doors and windows open for some time so that the hot air escapes.
Well, it’s normal to get super sweaty. A natural antiperspirant could be of great help to prevent bad odour which could be so embarrassing when you are in the public.
Drink plenty of fresh fruit juices. As you know almost 90 % of watermelon is water. An excellent source of antioxidants and also maintains the fluid-electrolyte balance of the body.
Tender coconut juice is highly refreshing during the sunny days. It improves the overall homeostasis of the body.
Sweating all day can be irritating with all kinds of bad odour and uneasiness. So use a handkerchief or a towel to wipe away the sweat as soon as possible to prevent fungal infection.
Personal hygiene is very important for a healthy body and mind. Do not neglect it at any cost.
As soon as you reach home on a sunny day do not drink cold water right out of the fridge. Wait for a while so that your body temperature can get adjusted to that of the surroundings.
Check your air conditioners and carry out regular maintenance to prevent its breakdown all of a sudden.
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