Keep healthy this Summer

Keep healthy this Summer

Its great that the weather is getting hotter, lets enjoy and keep healthy this summer.

Here are some general tips for maintaining good health during the summer season:

  1. Wear sunscreen: Protect your skin from harmful UV rays by wearing sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Sunburn not only hurts but can cause long-term damage to your skin, including premature aging and an increased risk of skin cancer. It’s important to apply sunscreen generously to all exposed skin at least 30 minutes before going outside, and reapply every two hours or more frequently if you’re sweating or swimming.
  2. Stay hydrated: It’s important to drink plenty of water and fluids during hot weather to avoid dehydration. Carry a water bottle with you and aim to drink at least eight glasses of water a day.
  3. Stay cool: Excessive heat can be dangerous, especially for vulnerable populations such as the elderly, children, and those with certain health conditions. If you’re spending time outside, seek shade or stay indoors during the hottest part of the day. Wear loose, lightweight, and light-coloured clothing to help keep your body cool.
  4. Exercise smart: : Regular physical activity is important for maintaining good health, but during the summer season, it’s important to exercise smart to avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke. If you’re exercising outside, try to do it during cooler parts of the day, such as early morning or late evening. Stay hydrated and listen to your body. If you feel too hot or dizzy, take a break and find a cooler spot.
  5. Protect your eyes: Sunglasses can protect your eyes from UV rays, reduce glare, and help prevent wrinkles. Look for sunglasses with 100% UV protection.
  6. Eat fresh and light: Take advantage of the seasonal produce and enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables. Fresh fruits and vegetables are at their peak during the summer season. They can provide important nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and fibre. Eating lighter meals that are rich in nutrients and low in fat can help you feel more energised and refreshed
  7. Take care of your mental health: Summer can be a busy and stressful time. Make sure to take time to relax, connect with loved ones, and practice self-care to maintain good mental health. This can include activities such as meditation, yoga, reading, or spending time in nature.

Remember, these are just general tips, and it’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional for personalised advice on maintaining good health.