Effective Summer Health Tips for the Season

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Effective Summer Health Tips for the Season

Some cities undergo drastic changes in weather within a single day and the residents often mention experiencing four seasons in one day. This simply emphasizes the need for residents and visitors to prepare for sudden weather changes.

The onset of summer can induce health issues for some people, so we need to examine some effective summer health tips for the season.

As temperatures rise, there is an increased risk of heat-related illnesses such as heatstroke. When the body’s core temperature surpasses 104°F (40°C), a hazardous sickness known as heatstroke can develop.  This can lead to damage to the brain, heart, and kidneys and also cause confusion, dizziness, and seizures. To avoid heatstroke, stay well hydrated, use fans and air conditioning, or take a cold shower.

We look at other effective health tips for the season:

Stay hydrated

Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, throughout the day. Drinking enough clean, safe water is important for you to stay hydrated. Adequate hydration will help your body eliminate potential toxins and bacteria that could cause sickness.

Apply aloe vera gel

Yes, that’s right. You know that when spring comes and the days get warmer, you start battling with mosquito bites and heat rashes? Well, aloe vera gel is a summer staple in your home. It’s packed full of moisture, antioxidants, and vitamin E. All you have to do is apply it to your face and body and enjoy the cooling effect it brings.

Supplement with vitamin D

In spring and summer, many people should get sufficient sunlight, but these days, there is this misconception surrounding sun exposure. Yes, excessive exposure to the sun is bad, but a short time in direct sunlight is imperative for good health. If you don’t get enough vitamin D through sunlight, you may need to rely on a dietary source of vitamin D. Remember COVID at its peak? Studies show that sunlight and vitamin D can help with COVID-19 recovery. Without being able to get into the sun, the next best thing for you to consider is taking a daily supplement.

Dress appropriately

Wear lightweight, fairly loose-fitting clothing. Heavy clothing made from materials that don’t breathe well just contributes to discomfort and even health issues in hot weather. You may experience intense overheating, sweatiness, dehydration, and heatstroke.

It’s important to choose clothing made from breathable, lightweight materials like cotton during the hot summer months. Fabrics like cotton allow air to circulate, and your body can regulate body temperature so that you don’t overheat.

Avoid chafing

With higher temperatures and more outdoor activities, chafing can be a common problem in the summer. Luckily, there are effective chafing creams and ointments, some of which are enriched with soothing tea tree oil, which is a natural antiseptic.

Suncare awareness

Swimming pools and the beach are the quintessential summer spots, offering a fabulous escape from the heat. Take a dip and cool off, but remember that sunburn can occur within 15 minutes of unprotected exposure. Protection from the sun will reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Everybody has their own opinions on what SPF numbers mean with sunscreens, but everyone agrees that SPF 15 is the minimum. As a matter of interest, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends using sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. Dark glasses, too, can protect the eyes against the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. This is important because prolonged exposure to UV rays can contribute to various eye problems.

Limit hectic outdoor activity

Nobody is telling you to stop exercising during the summer months, as that would be downright foolish. But it’s wise to minimize hectic outdoor activities during peak heat hours. This is between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. We say to walk to the beat and not to the heat. Walking is the simplest and most convenient way to still keep fit, and it’s an excellent low-impact activity to enjoy year-round, including the summer months. It helps maintain cardiovascular health and improves overall well-being.

During the summer months, take precautions and drink plenty of water before, during, and after your walk to prevent dehydration. Also, try to walk during the cooler parts of the day and wear appropriate clothing.

Take precautions when outdoors

Hot weather leads to increased snake activity in certain regions, and spring and summer are breeding seasons for many snake species. There is increased activity as they search for food, and they can sometimes venture into human habitats. Remember that snakes are a natural part of ecosystems and prefer to avoid human contact.

Take precautions when spending time outdoors, and if on a walk, wear sturdy footwear and watch where you step. If you do encounter a snake, give it space and allow it to move away. If you are bitten by a snake, try to get to the hospital immediately or call 911. Try to stay calm and inactive, and attempt to describe the snake. Don’t try to suck out the venom.

Get a pedicure

Yes, this applies to guys too. We know that summer is the time for flip-flops and sandals. However, during the summer, there are a few foot-related hygiene issues that come about because of increased exposure to heat, moisture, and outdoor activities. Athlete’s feet, blisters, and cracked heels can cause you to be self-conscious about your feet.

Get a pedicure, which can be a great confidence booster. A pedicure can offer several health benefits for the feet, from exfoliation and removal of dead skin to nail care, moisturization, detection of food issues by a trained pedicurist, and even stress relief. Detection and treatment can prevent conditions of the foot from worsening and improve overall foot health.

Healthy and energized for hotter months

As you look forward to spending carefree summer days in the sun, these tips won’t only help you to look cool as temperatures start to rise, but they can also keep you healthy and energized as you look forward to a new season.

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