As the climate and temperature have shot up, the intensity of heat has become unbearable and so it’s important that you take necessary precautions for protecting your skin from sun exposure and reducing any conditions that would make you vulnerable to infections.
Summer is the season where the sun is as hot as than any other season. Due to increase in temperature body behave differently and it may be prone to many diseases. Warmer weather brings a host of food infections due to ideal incubation temperatures.
High body temperature (103 degrees), Dehydration and Exhaustion, Heat rashes, Sunburns, Acne, Bacterial infections, Tanning are all effects of the vigorous rise in temperature. Your body is also subjected to heat exhaustion, which is body’s response to excessive loss of water and salt, usually through excessive sweating. Older people and people working in a hot environment are at greater risk of heat exhaustion. The symptoms include Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Weakness, Irritability, Thirst, Heavy sweating, Elevated body temperature, Decreased urine output and so on.
– Drink a lot of water, at least 3-4 a glass an hour. When you’re sweating intensely because of the summer heat, drinking enough water comes as an aid to cool down your body temperature. Lime juice with salt is the drink that is best to fight dehydration as sweating results in a loss of excessive salt and minerals.
– Applying water or ice cubes wrapped in a towel to the pulse points of your body like hands, legs, face, armpit etc. will help you cool down more quickly. In cold environments, there is almost no blood flow to the skin to keep all the heat in, which is why when we’re very cold, our skin is pallid and pale. At hot temperatures, skin blood flow can increase on a major level. Our body responds more to changes in skin temperature than the core temperature. Hence, if we cool parts of the body like hands or legs, skin blood flow decreases and skin temperature falls. Try running cool water over your feet, wrists, and temples and wear a damp bandana when exercising outdoors. If that does not suffice, then immediately consult the doctor for effective advice.
– Consume food that is cool and fresh. The blend of fresh, cool, and sweet makes fruit perfect for an uncomfortably toasty day. It helps combat dehydration, skin sensitivities and vitamin and mineral deficiencies that may happen to our bodies during the peak of summer. Apart from the taste, eating fruits can also help your body stay energized and hydrated, especially fruits like berries, mangoes, peaches, plums and watermelon. Melons contain lycopene that protects your skin against sun damage and they’re a good source of vitamin A and C. They also work wonders in replenishing lost fluids for the body. Also, mangos (fresh or frozen) in yoghurt, smoothies, salads, or on their own, add a nice topical kick. Further, avoid consuming spicy foods that would heat you up. Spicy foods excite the receptors in the skin that normally respond to heat and apparently increase the body temperature.
– Restrict outdoor activities to the cooler parts of the day – early mornings before 10.30am or late evenings after 5.30pm since 10 AM to 3 PM are the peak hours of the sun’s strength. Limit your time in the direct sun to no more than half an hour. Take shelter in cooler places while you are working outdoors. Also, while you make plans for activities outdoor, make sure to wear sunscreen, carry plenty of water and find a pocket of shade to hang out in when the sun is beaming.
– Cool yourself with the help of Air Conditioners and Fan. Most people use air conditioners to stay more comfortable in their homes or offices during hot and humid summer weather. Under extreme conditions, air conditioners help keep elderly and other vulnerable people safer from heat-induced health problems.
– Avoid wearing heavy clothing. Summer season demands breathable, airy, light and trendy dresses such as cotton and soft colours which reflect the sunlight. During summers, we sweat a lot and cotton fabric absorbs this sweat and helps the body to cool down. Cotton clothes provide better air circulation, leading to more absorption of sweat and thus gives a cooling effect to us. Light-coloured clothing, unlike tight fitting ones, gives ample space and will help the heat to pass through instead of being absorbed. Hence, we will not feel the heat as much. Colours like white, light pink, beige & other light shades would be the right fit. Dark shades of black, navy blue and brown on the other hand trap the heat.
– Arrange proper ventilation in houses. Keep your windows and door open, giving natural breezes a pathway, circulating air and promote as much air circulation as possible. Give a proper balance for furniture settings as too many heavy furniture kept close to each other can create ‘hot air pockets’. Any kind of clutter in the house traps the hot air, and it becomes stagnant. Dark coloured walls, sheets and furniture inside the house can further lead to absorption of heat.
– Children are most likely to get affected with common summer illnesses like a sore throat, cold, fever etc. during summer. Hence, being a little extra careful in letting children play outdoors, in the extreme heat can keep these diseases and allergies at bay. Carry a water spray, to super-cool your kids and to give a refreshing spritz from time to time.
– Last but not the least, add a bit more greenery around you. Planting trees can help in fresh air circulation as well as providing shade and comfort in the scorching heat. They purify air and keep the temperature around you cool.
Impex air conditioner also help you save the environment while staying cool in the summer. Most air conditioning systems in India operate through coolants, which often emit poisonous greenhouse gases. However, Impex Dual Inverter Money Saving AC ensures lower emission of these gases, as they come with 410A refringent equipped models and more star-rating labels promoting an eco-friendly operation and hence nourishing a greener space around. Further, Impex conditioners are widely appreciated for their hassle-free functionality, easy installation, reduced operational costs, efficient energy saving and long service life.
Surviving in the extreme temperatures becomes a challenge for everyone, but Impex knows the pulse of every household and hence, helps in providing the perfect comfort and peace of mind in this fierce climate.