Tuesday, 19 February 2013

SUMMER health tips

          Summer is the season of sweat that makes us weaker. It is the period that is not so good for the health. Maximum health problems faced by the men arise  during this season of heat. The air gets  dryer and your skin starts  getting dry. It has been noted that the production of the antibodies in the human body is less during the summer season as the amount of the nutrients entering the human body are very low as the urge to eat is reduced in the summer season. Thus a special health tips should be followed by the men in order to stay healthy and stay away from the health hazards.

         It is the hot season that requires a special care of health. Water intake plays a significant role in keeping the body hydrated during the summer season. Water helps in keeping the temperature of the body low and also nullifies the impact of the heat on the body.

         Balanced diet is always good for health but making the changes in the balanced diet as per the seasons is necessary otherwise you may land up in some health problem. Eating the low fat diet and opting for the fiber rich diet is highly preferred during the summer season.
         Protein intake is must whether its summer or a winter. Proteins are needed by the body in adequate amount to perform all the necessary functions. But the way you eat proteins in summer and winter is different. In summer it is recommended to divide the amount of proteins in 3 to 4 meals. Eating all at once is not good for the health.
         Increase the intake of the fruits during the summer season. Fruits are the rich sources of vitamins which helps the body to maintain the adequate fluid levels and make-up the fluid lost during the sweating. It is recommended to have at least one glass of the fruit juice in a day as it will help to restore the fluid amount in the body.
       Apply SPF 30 sunscreen all over the body parts that are exposed to the sun. The sunscreen helps in protecting you from the damaging and skin endangering effects of the sun's rays thus providing you a healthier skin appearance. When the heat rises to high temperatures, you should try to avoid the sun and try to reduce strenuous, physical activities because the more you do, the higher the body temperature will rise.
       Do a light weight exercise or practice yoga during the summer season. The exercise time should be lowered otherwise excessive exercise may result into water scarcity in the body. Also your body may not be able to cope with the nutrient demand. Thus, avoid doing any heavy weight training during the summer season.

         Getting a good amount of sleep is necessary during the summer season. Your body is more exhausted during this season as lots of energy is lost. So it is necessary for your body to reform the lost energy. For this you need to give your body an adequate amount of rest. This could be best done by sleeping for at least 7 to 8 hours daily.
When you feel the symptoms of dehydration, keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of cold water or cold juices and apply also cold compress to keep your body temperature down. Consider calling for the help of medical practitioners if the need arises.