The warm summer months have arrived. While this means that you can spend more time outside than during the winter, the higher temperatures carry their own potential dangers. Just like during the winter, there are many ways that you can become sick during the summer by not taking proper care of your health. Following proper summer health guidelines will ensure that you enjoy plenty of energy and happiness as you take advantage of the warm weather. Here are some health tips for this summer!
Eat Healthy and Light
When the temperature rises, you need to find ways to keep your body cool. Eating heavy meals with lots of carbohydrates increases heat inside the body. This could cause problems when you go outside. Eating light, small, frequent meals will keep your body from getting too hot. This is especially important if you’re eating outside where there is no air conditioning. You can also keep yourself hydrated by eating fruits and vegetables with high water content such as oranges, watermelon, and tomatoes.
Protect Your Eyes
This is important any time of year, but especially during the summer. On those bright sunny days, the sun can cause problems for your eyesight. Too much exposure to ultraviolet rays could result in damaging your eyes if you’re not careful. When you’re out and about this summer, you should wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. Many of today’s sunglasses can block at least 99 percent of the ultraviolet rays from the sun, keeping your eyes safe.
Avoid Alcohol and Caffeine
You may think that alcohol, soda, and coffee taste good, but they can be troublesome when the temperature rises. As you probably already know, you dehydrate quicker in warmer weather. These types of drinks also cause dehydration, so drinking them when spending an extended period of time in warm weather can be dangerous. When the temperature rises, you need to ensure that you’re consuming plenty of water. If you don’t like the taste of plain water, there are a number of flavored waters available.
When the temperature rises, it will naturally cause you to sweat. This is your body releasing the excess heat. However, when you sweat, you need to replenish your body with water. Failure to do so could result in severe dehydration. This could cause medical issues such as a fever or chills.
Limit Your Outdoor Time
Spending too much time outside can be damaging to your body. Without sunblock, you could develop skin damage. To avoid these issues, you should restrict your time outside when the temperature rises to the cooler parts of the day. The best times to go outside are before 11 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
After spending much of the colder months inside, we’re all excited to spend time in the warm weather.
And while it’s perfectly fine to enjoy the sunny skies, you need to make sure that you take good care of your health as well. Ignoring the dangers of the summer weather could result in serious health conditions. Visit Holistica Integrative Care if you’re looking for the best holistic medicine practitioner in Boulder, CO, or call us at 303-449-3777 to learn more tips on keeping yourself healthy and ready to have fun all summer long!