With the onset of summer most people tend to get dehydrated and suffer from heat strokes. This is due to the intense heat that the sun emits. During the summer months we tend to get exhausted, get dizzy and even fatigue.
These are all symptoms of heat exhaustion. During the hot summer months our bodies perspire and the increasing amounts of water loss leads to a heat stroke and other symptoms of dehydration. One needs to be very careful during these months as dehydration can lead to death if it is not treated properly. Here are a few tips to cool you off during the summer months.
Always have a bottle of water with you. Keep one in your bag if you are outdoors and one on your desk when you are at work. The bottle serves as a constant reminder to drink water at regular intervals. If you begin to feel any uneasiness when you are outdoors then you need to drink a few sips of water immediately.
Do not drink ice cold water as it may put your body in a state of shock. Instead drink water and room temperature. If the uneasiness increases then place an ice pack on your neck and back to reduce your body temperature. Also dip a towel in ice cold water and place it on your face; this will allow you to breathe with ease.
As a rule, you need to drink more water than you lose. This means hat ideally you should drink a glass of water every hour to replace all the nutrients that you lose from your body. You can also drink fresh fruit juices. Orange juice is a good option for the warm summer months as it replaces the vitamins from the body.
Bite into cucumbers and tomatoes during the day. These fruits calm the body and prevent the body from internal heating. Start the day with a glass of cold milk or fruits. Avoid drinking caffeine based drinks during summer. Instead drink plenty of cold herbal tea blends like green tea and chamomile.Stay indoors during the hottest parts of the day; ideally 11 pm to 3 pm is the best time to stay indoors.