While heat wave engulfs the whole of India, the highest temperature has been recorded at Churu in Rajasthan at 50.3 degrees Celsius. Today, in Delhi NCR, temperature is measured to be 40.6 degree Celsius with the Palam Observatory recording a high of 42.6 degrees Celsius. The MeT department has predicted severe heat wave in east and west Rajasthan for the next two days. Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra also battled heat wave conditions. The IMD warned that there will be no respite till June 7. So, how does one lead a normal life in these severe conditions?

However, with the right lifestyle, it is not that difficult to deal with the rising temperature. Here’s what you should do to beat the heat!

Water helps keep the systems of our body cool which collectively contribute towards the overall cooling of the body.

Stay hydrated

Though we keep on coming across quotes like “Stay Hydrated” in summers, but many of us don’t really pay attention to this. Water helps keep the systems of our body cool which collectively contribute towards the overall cooling of the body. Our body is made up of 70% water. What happens during summers is that the natural processes like sweating helps to cool down the rising temperature of body. For this reason, we are advised to drink more water.

Eat right

Every other precaution is temporary but when you eat right, it is something that helps you from inside. Eat foods that make your digestive system cool. Fruits are the best options. Also, eating light is necessary since our digestive system is a bit hampered in the summer seasons. It is, therefore, necessary to eat light to avoid constipation and other digestive issues.

It is good to go with fabrics like cotton, which absorb sweat. If the fabric doesn’t help in this, excess sweat might lead to infections and itchiness.

Pay attention to your clothing

Wearing tight fitted clothes is not a good option in summers. It is good to go with fabrics like cotton, which absorb sweat. If the fabric doesn’t help in this, excess sweat might lead to infections and itchiness. Linen also adds to the fabrics that are good for wearing in summers, since it’s light and comfortable to wear.

Exercising vigorously is not a good option

Exercising is good but excessive exercising is not! While you exercise a lot, you might lose excess sweat which is again, not advisable. It is good to exercise in those parts of the day when it isn’t too hot, like early morning or the later part of the evenings.

Try covering your body when you move out in sun

To avoid heat strokes, it is better to cover your body while you move out in sun. Creams with a proper Sun Protection Factor (SPF) should be used so as to avoid the damage on skin by the harsh rays of sun.

Better to stay at home

Moving out of your home unnecessarily is the worst choice you can make at this point of the year, when sun is at its severest best. Moreover, while you move out, you also need to pay attention to what you eat and drink. Immediately consuming something cold as you walk in sun is a bad choice.

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