Health Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

Beat the Summer Heat

Our planet earth is blessed with many seasons and we all enjoy each one of them. Each season has its own special features and is blessed with its unique fruits, vegetables and flowers. Every season is beautiful, if you know how to enjoy it and maintain your health during that time. The summer season might be a difficult time for many of us due to the heat and humidity but, this season can also be made enjoyable by taking care of some small things so that you can benefit from the care and precautions taken and make the most of your summer. With sizzling temperatures, beat the summer heat and stay cool.

Case Study

Rick is a young working professional. He enjoys winters but, does not like summers and often falls ill during that time of the year. He has a bad habit of not drinking enough water and eating packaged and fried food instead of fresh food even during the summer.

But, this time he has decided that he will overcome his weaknesses and will remain healthy and fit to enjoy this season to the fullest.

Here are a few tips to beat the summer heat and stay cool

1. Choose cottons and linens

Have lots of cottons and linens in your wardrobe that can keep you cool and soak the sweat from your body. Avoid synthetic clothes. Also try to pick light colors. Also wear loose fitting clothes if possible for adding comfort.

2. Stay hydrated

Drink lots of water and fresh juices as they make up for the loss of water and potassium from the body due to sweat. Also carry water with you.

3. Avoid oily and processed food

During our summers, digestion becomes a little weak, it is advisable to avoid oily and processed food and choose fresh, light and high-fiber items which are easily digestible.

4. Take care of your skin

Whenever going outdoors, use a good sunscreen with a high SPF to keep your skin from getting harmed by the harsh rays of the sun. Apply sunscreen at least 15 – 20 minutes before moving outdoors. Also, if possible, during peak heat hours try to stay indoors.

5. Have a workout routine

Do not stop exercising because of a hot summer, keep yourself active and if you want to exercise outdoors, do it early in the morning or late in the evening.

6. Eat fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables

Summers bring with them a variety of fruits and vegetables like mangoes, watermelon, lychee, lime, cucumber and many more. They are healthy with lots of water and are also rich in vitamins and minerals. Add them to your daily diet to stay healthy.

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7. Plan a vacation

Children have holidays during some part of the summer, plan a family vacation to a cooler place to beat the heat and have some family time. Even if you are single or do not have kids, having fun time with your loved ones is not a bad idea.


Summers are as equally vibrant, fun and exciting as any other season. But, even though it is not one of the favorites of many people, it still has a lot to offer.

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness? ~ John Steinbeck,

Now, it is up to us that we should understand that our body needs to be treated in a different way in every season; the diet is different, and the clothes are different. All we need to do is to understand the requirement and mold ourselves accordingly and make the most of what is coming our way.

So let’s gear up for summers, do these small simple things and stay healthy and fit during summers. Remember, hot weather is nothing to ignore, even if you’re not among the elderly or medically fragile.

Heat can affect everyone. Play it safe, stay cool, avoid exertion, and stay healthy and beat the summer heat.


About the Author

Varsha Tyagi is a Master's in Psychology with 5 years of Experience as a Life Skills Coach and a Counseling Psychologist. She has worked with many schools, colleges and corporates as a Counselor and a Life Skills Trainer and dealt with both children and adults. She is currently working as a Life Skills Facilitator with an organization.

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