Let’s beat the scorching summers of Visakhapatnam!
Visakhapatnam lies 28m above sea level and has a tropical climate with an average annual temperature of 27.8 °C / 82.0 °F. It is that time of the year where days become warm, hot and really long, while nights in this season are the shortest and mark the hottest season of every year.
Everyone loves summer, as it is the best time to go on a vacation, spend time near the sea and soaking up in the sun. It is a great time for doing some sports outdoors, spending quality time with families and friends.
Besides all the fun during this time, sun shines so bright that it might lead to various ill effects causing some serious complications too.
Here are some of the ‘must followed’ measures:
- Drinking plenty of water is of prime importance but avoid alcohol and caffeine to prevent dehydration
- Whenever stepping from home Appling sunscreen with SPF 30+ is a must to prevent skin damage, sunburn, or sun poisoning
- Avoid direct sunlight for extended periods of time, not only for your skin, but to keep your body temperature at a safe level and prevent the harmful UV rays
- Dressing in lightweight, loosely fitted clothing can keep cool
- Intake of seasonal fruits helps in keeping up with the heat
By taking these simple precautions, you can avoid serious heat-related health issues, including heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
Coping with health during these times:
- Home remedies are the best to deal with any kind of obscure times. Resting in a cool place and drinking clear juice or electrolyte-enriched drinks will help
- Sweating and humidity can increase chances of foot infection during summer. For this there are several anti-bacterial powders available in medical stores and scrubbing your feet and the toes thoroughly to wash off the bacteria brings a lot of difference. But if the condition is worse consulting a dermatologist is always a must
- One must eat cold foods such as watermelon, yogurt, berries and other such foods that are low in calories and foods that require very little energy for digestion. Naturally, eating such chilled low calorie foods feels good in the summer months
- Adding a variety of foods in your diet helps in maintaining the minerals that are usually lost in sweat. It must include fruits, vegetables, milk, cereals, meat, pulse and fats
- It is essential to limit the fat intake but keeping in mind that good fat is indeed vital from avocados, nuts, and whole eggs.
- Drinking very chilled liquids is liked by all but is not advisable as it causes digestion issues rather drinking water from matka pot is always advisable.
Some Do’s and Don’ts:
- Drink lots and lots of water throughout the day as we indulge in various activities and sweat a lot.
- Apply suitable talcum over the body and perfumes to keep the body cool and pleasant.
- Keep a wet or damp cloth with you to clean the sweat
- Wear all natural fabrics as they will allow skin breathe and keeping away from moisture.
- Use an umbrella or hat and cover the head with a cloth to avoid headache and fainting.
- Don’t avoid to monitor your color of urine, make sure to urinate around 300-500 ml in 2-3 hours and its color should be clear yellow. The dark yellow or, orange color indicate that the body needs fluids immediately.
- When it is extremely hot and humid, restrict your activity as much as possible and rather prefer staying indoors.
- Avoid wearing dark, heavy or tight clothes
- Avoid sending children or pets out in the hot sun or leave them in closed spaces.
Keeping in mind all these precautions and following appropriate steps accordingly, makes your summers exciting with a lot of fond memories.