Monday, May 19, 2014

Top 10 Tips to Stay Cool & Healthy In Summer

1. Drink Plenty of Water 

Hydrate your body with at least 8 – 10 glasses of water a day. Drink water even if you aren’t thirsty so as to keep hydrated.

2. Chew Water
Chew water implies eat foods that are filled with water like grapes, berries, water melon, musk melon.  Water melon contains 90% water is a refreshing way to stay healthy.

3. Drink Coconut Water
Coconut water is the best liquid for hydration as it contains a host of vitamins and minerals that can help you get flawless skin and hair too.

4. Wear Cotton Clothes
Wear Cotton loose fitting clothes preferably of light colour.

5. Avoid alcohol, caffeinated and aerated drinks.
Avoid alcohol, coffeinated drinks like tea/ coffeee, aerated drinks and soft drinks as they dehydrate your body. Substitute such drinks with sparkling water.

6.  Eat Spicy Food
Eat lots of spicy food. Although this may seem the last thing you fancy in hot weather, curries and chillies can stimulate heat receptors in the mouth, enhance circulation and cause sweating which cools down the heat in the body.

7. Eat Raw salads.
Eat raw salads and make sure they include cucumber, tomatoes, lettuce, spinach and zucchini as they contain loads of water.

8. Stay Indoors 
Restrict outdoor activities to the cooler parts of the day – early mornings before 10:30 am and later evenings after 5:30 pm.

9. Practise Yoga to beat the stress.    
Practice Yoga an hour or half a day. Yoga is a great form of exercise that tunes you into a state of pure consciousness, maximum creativity and bliss. The process of doing yoga is by itself a blissful process. It not only regulates and focusses on one’s breathing pattern but relieves stress through stretching, movement of the muscles, organs and even induces deep relaxation. 

10. Avoid Sun stroke by Sipping Green Tea.

If you get burnt  by sunstroke or heat stroke, seek relief by sipping green tea or onion juice as these contain potent antioxidants that can neutralize cellular damage caused by sun’s rays.

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