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The benefits of hydration are plentiful. Drinking the recommended eight to ten glasses of water a day can help prevent illness, keep your bones and muscles healthy, help you maintain your weight, improve brain function and best of all, fuel your activities throughout the day! This summer, make water an essential part of your day and never leave home without it.
2. Eat Fresh
Summer means fresh produce! Visit your local farmers’ market or grocery store and you’ll see healthy fruits and vegetables of every color. Reserve a place on your plate every meal for fresh produce and you’re sure to reap the tasty rewards.
3. Transform Activities into Exercise
Warm summer weather means that you can spend a lot of time outdoors being active. Regular exercise has been shown to improve heart health, reduce pain and improve stress. Turn simple activities like going to the zoo or visiting a park into exercise by using the stairs, taking the long route or even adding in some stretches and strengthening exercises along the way!
4 Stay Shady
We all love the summer heat, but it is important to stay in the shade whenever possible. Try to limit your time in the direct sunshine between 10am and 4pm, when UV exposure is at its peak. If you are going to be outside, be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen 30 minutes before sun exposure. It is also a good idea to wear a hat and sunglasses whenever possible. No one likes a sunburn and no one likes those funky tan lines. Applying sunscreen is important.
Not only does sunscreen help prevent skin cancer, but it has also been proven to help slow down your skin's aging process. Severe sun burns (also known as sun poisoning) can also lead to extreme dehydration, if you aren't careful, which could require a stay in the hospital.
A sunscreen with a lower SPF can be just as effective as one with a higher SPF. However, people with a fairer complexion should use a higher SPF, due to less melanin in their skin. Lotions are usually a little more effective than sprays, just because there is less of a chance for streaking.
5. Eat Breakfast!
Too many times too many people forget to eat breakfast in the morning before heading outside. Without proper nutrition first thing in the morning, your body basically wilts in the summer sun, potentially leading to heat overexposure, dehydration, or fainting.
If your jobs needs you to be in hot sun like Cops, Mail man, Sales executives then keep drinking some fluid or juice. Squeeze a lemon in water and keep that bottle with you.
Summer is a season of distraction for most people. Whether they’re thinking about upcoming vacations, their kids’ sports camps or even just getting outside to enjoy the sun, it’s easy for employees to lose focus at work—and in all aspects of their lives really. That means the potential for accidents is increased during the summer season. People aren’t as focused on the small details, and can get caught going through the motions and making careless—and potentially harmful—mistakes.
Tips for common men and women
If you have a job like cop, mail man or sales representatives etc who stay more in sun try to be in shade as much as possible and keep drinking water.
If you need to go to market or shopping go out after 5pm or wear cap and sun glasses
Don't wear black and blue color clothes
Use less spices in cooking if possible
Eat more fresh fruiits and vegetables
Always boil the water and store for drinking
Drink butter milk in the afternoon, if kids below 5 years have dehydration give them water with little salt
Better to have a cold water bath, if you can in the evening
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