It’s July and you know it. You know it because you're too hot.
For a good portion of the country, you have been in the midst of a heatwave the last few days. And that is never fun. It is bad being hot and uncomfortable, it is worse if you suffer a heat-related illness. You need to be careful when the temperatures get too hot.
Getting through a hot day takes preparation and some planning. You need to be prepared for the heat if you plan on enjoying any summer activities. You want to enjoy the summer, a little heat shouldn’t keep you from the things you want to do.
But be careful and take the necessary precautions. Allergena, your source for homeopathic allergy relief, offers tips for staying cool this summer.
Plenty of Water
If you don’t know this already, it is very important that you stay hydrated when it gets terribly hot outside. And when it is so hot, thirst isn’t always the best indicator of your body's need for water. In fact, if you are waiting until you are thirsty before drinking water, your body might already be showing signs of dehydration.
You should be drinking water from the time you get up in the morning until you go to bed at night. This is really the best way to ensure you are properly hydrated.
When the sun is beating down on you on a particularly hot day, it is critical that you dress properly. This means it is a good idea to wear loose-fitting clothes that are light in color and made from a breathable fabric. This will help maintain body temperature.
You might feel like strutting around in just a pair of shorts, but exposing your skin won’t keep you any cooler.
Grab the Sunscreen
You want to ensure you protect your skin from the negative effects of the sun’s rays. Even if you are properly dressed for the heat, you need to make sure any exposed skin is covered with sunscreen. Pay extra attention to the body parts that are prone to sunburn including the ears, nose and back of the neck.
Even if you are properly dressed and slathered up with sunscreen, it is a good idea to seek cover when you can. Take breaks in the shade or when you feel like you are getting too hot.
Eat the Right Foods
You should always be eating plenty of fruits and leafy greens, but especially when it is hot. These are the foods that replenish electrolytes. And even though it sounds crazy, spicy foods can actually cool you down as they stimulate heat receptors in your mouth and enhance circulation.
There is no shame in carrying around a bottle of water to spritz yourself throughout the day. A cool mist of water on the back of your neck will cool you down and it is very refreshing.
And if your allergies are making the heatwave even more miserable, Allergena has what you need. Shop now.
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