Summertime is often the best season for vacation, lounging at the beach, and outdoor activities. However, every coin has two sides, the summer could also lead to various health problems caused by dehydration, sunburn, insect bites, and allergies. Therefore, to avoid summer sickness, it is essential to take some preventive measures.
First and foremost, staying hydrated in summer is of utmost importance. Drinking plenty of water, coconut water, lemon juice and even fresh fruit juices can restore minerals and electrolytes lost due to excessive sweating. Besides, eating small and frequent meals throughout the day can keep the body’s energy level high and prevent heat exhaustion.
Furthermore, one needs to be careful with sun exposure. Limiting outdoor activities during peak hours of the day, wear protective clothing, hats, and shades to avoid direct contact of the skin with harmful UV rays. Applying sunscreen with an adequate amount of SPF on the exposed skin can prevent sunburn and its harmful effects.
Lastly, stepping outside our houses exposes us to insects, and allergies causing agents, which could lead to skin irritation, rashes, and respiratory problems. One must use insect repellants and avoid areas where insects breed. Carrying prescribed medication and wearing masks can prevent allergies caused by dust, pollen, and other substances.
In conclusion, taking basic precautions such as drinking ample water, protecting oneself from the sun, and taking necessary measures to prevent insect bites can help us avoid health issues while enjoying the summertime. A little care and mindfulness go a long way in ensuring we have a healthy and happy summer.