Temperatures are rising and the hot winds rise with them – it is officially that time of the year when stepping out becomes nothing short of a nightmare.
The heats not only make one sweat excessively and get a tan, but can also make one feel drained. And from what it seems, there might not be any relief coming up for Delhi residents. As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), 17th and 18th of April are likely to result in marginal heatwave conditions which can give the residents a tough time. From dehydration to fatigue and even heat stroke, read on to know some simple tips to stay active and energetic amid the scorching heat.
- Drink coconut water: Heat results in loss of electrolytes which can make one feel excessively fatigued during summer. Drinking coconut water can help make up for the loss of electrolytes while beating dehydration and supporting weight loss as well.
- Drink lemonade: Drinking lemonade free of sugar is the best way to keep the calorie intake low while hydrating oneself and beating low energy levels.
- Eat watermelon: In case you are feeling low on energy due to low blood sugar, eating watermelon can be a good way to feel energetic. This fruit has one of the highest water content along with vitamin C, antioxidants and fibre which prevents summer and heatwave-related fatigue.
- Take a cold shower: A cold shower or cold water bath can be another brilliant way to stay active in summer. While the water in the tanks can be hot due to the scorching heat, try to wake up early for a cold shower. Not only will it help you feel active, but it will also help you feel wide awake.
- Eat light: One important factor that can help people feel energetic during summer is eating light food. Excessively heavy meals in summer can be draining, may wreak energy levels and even cause bloating.
- Wear light clothes: Your skin also needs to breathe during the hot months of the year. For this, try to wear light clothes, light fabrics and colours to prevent the heat from getting trapped.
- Use a sunscreen: One might feel that this may not be connected with fatigue in summer. But in truth it is – not using a sunscreen can cause sunburn which can be prevented by wearing a high SPF sunscreen.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.