Welcome Summer in a Healthy Way
Summer is one of our favorite times of the year. After all, who doesn’t like a bright and sunny day? We all love indulging in delicious treats during the summer, whether it is frozen icy delights on an unusually hot day or the flavorsome barbeque items cooked on the grill.
One can never forget the king of all fruits, mangoes that can only be enjoyed during the months of summer. Having fun during the summer is very important but something else that is essential is to know when to draw the line. Make sure that your enjoyment comes with a touch of moderation.
Here are some tips to help you take care of yourself physically and mentally during the summer season:
- Use sunscreen
You should apply sunscreen every single day and remember to reapply it every 4 to 6 hours. Applying sunscreen is a necessity just like brushing your teeth. Some of the benefits of sunscreen are that it not only protects your skin from sunburn and helps maintain an even complexion, but also slows down the aging process. Use a sunscreen with a high SPF. Considering the climate that we experience in India, a sunscreen with at least 25 to 30 SPF is ideal.
- Plan outdoor activities
Summer is a great time to connect and socialize with your family and friends. There are a ton of activities that you can do in the summer that are cost-effective yet fun. Some of these activities include hiking or trekking, enjoying a picnic in your local park, hosting a party at home for close friends and family, visiting places in your town that you have been wanting to go to for a while.
- Take up a new skill
You must have often heard people say that it is never too late to learn something new, and fortunately, this is true. Taking up a new hobby or skill that lets you maintain your creativity and also keeps you busy mentally and physically. The skill you take up can either be physical like a sport or something more relaxing like reading. It is said that swimming and cycling are two activities that you can never forget, so if you know either of the two, brush up on your skill. Painting, yoga, dancing are skills that not only help you in your day-to-day life, but also act as stress busters.
- Drink water
In summer, the temperature can go pretty high and your body may find it difficult to keep up. The soaring heat combined with high levels of humidity can drain you out in minutes. One way to keep up with the heat is by making sure you are hydrated at all times. Keep sipping on water every few minutes. You may find it helpful to keep a water bottle handy at all times. You can get creative with water by throwing in a few frozen berries or some fresh mint leaves and lime, giving your daily dose of water a different and unique taste. Try snacking on fruits with high-water content, such as watermelon, cucumbers, etc.
- Eat healthy
The fresh produce that we get to eat during summer is better than that available at any other time in the entire year. You should take advantage of this and indulge in these foods. While you can treat yourself to desserts or fried foods once in a while, you need to learn to balance it out with appropriate exercise and counter these fatty foods with healthier options.Following these simple practices, welcome summer on a healthy note and enjoy the offerings of the season to the fullest.
It’s true that healthy lifestyle is the key to leading a healthy life in the future, but there’s no taking away from the fact that timely check-ups are just as important in ensuring our well-being in the long run. At Apollo Diagnostics, we offer free home collection facilities making health check-up convenient than ever before. To book an appointment, call 44442424 or visit www.apollodiagnostics.in