6 main ways to cope with the summer heat
Long summer days, bright sun rays, cold drinks, beach and sea waves. There is no person who does not dream about it. Only one thing can ruin this idyll and that is the intense heat. But don't let the heat get in the way of your fun - with our selection of tips you'll easily cope with the high temperatures - from the right summer outfits, to refreshing drinks, the right diet and skin care. Enjoy the summer days and make the most of them.
Avoid wearing dark clothes
If you want to feel cool and comfortable during hot summer days, it is best to avoid wearing black clothes. Dark clothing will absorb more of the sun's heat and transfer it to your body, making you feel extra warm. Go for lighter colors like white and pastels, which won't absorb as much and won't raise your body temperature further. By choosing to dress in these lighter shades, you'll be more comfortable all summer long.
Choose your materials carefully
One of the most important things you can do to feel better in summer is to wear clothes made from the right fabrics. Natural fabrics, such as cotton and linen, absorb sweat and allow air to pass through, contributing to moisture wicking and not retaining heat. Synthetic materials such as nylon, neoprene and viscose are recommended to be avoided as they can trap heat and make us feel even more hot. By wearing the right kind of fabric, you can beat the summer heat and feel good.
It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but it is equally important to be aware of the high temperatures. Excessive physical activity during the heat can lead to dehydration, heatstroke and other health problems. To avoid these risks, it's best to limit strength and heavy training to air-conditioned gyms or indoor spaces. Whenever possible, sports activities should be done early in the morning or late in the evening when temperatures are cooler. Taking care of your health in the summer heat is crucial to preventing any potential health problems.
A balanced and varied diet
Adopting a healthy and light diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables is essential for a healthy life. Avoid heavier foods such as red meat and high-fat meals, replace them with fish and salads. Treats like ice cream and fruit salads should replace overly sweetened ones. Watermelon is the perfect summer fruit - it is rich in water and its amino acids help to increase energy and reduce fatigue. Don't forget to eat breakfast, as being in the sun on an empty stomach can cause dizziness on hot days.
Take care of your skin
It is extremely important to protect yourself from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays. Applying sunscreen is the best way to protect your skin and reduce your risk factor for skin cancer. Before going out in the sun, make sure you cover all exposed parts of your body well with a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher. This will provide your skin with adequate protection from the sun's UV rays and protect you from skin cancer. Remember to reapply sunscreen every two hours to ensure you're getting the best possible protection.
Ensure adequate hydration
As we well know, water consumption is extremely important for the proper function of the human body. But in the summer, and especially when the temperatures are very high, we have to look at it with caution. Hydration of the body is essential in summer, as the heat and increased sweating can quickly cause dehydration. Remember to carry a bottle of water with you when you go out to prevent dehydration and keep you feeling good.
Also, light drinks like lemonade or fresh fruit juices can help fight the heat and replace water. To prevent further dehydration, avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages, as they actually increase fluid loss from the body. Remember that lack of water can make you feel tired and run down, so drink fluids to keep your energy up.
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