Being in a tropical region, surviving the heat comes naturally to us but most of the time, it’s either humidity or sheer heat through the course of the day - of course, both the factors come with their own terrible living conditions but it is what it is. On a terribly hot day, it’s natural that we spend a lot of time cribbing about the heat without being able to deal with it naturally but here are a plethora of tips to get you cool down on those hot and humid days.
Keep Yourself Hydrated With Natural Fluids -
With the extremities of heat and loo (a form of a heatwave) at times, it is evident that the body tends to lose on the hydration and suffer from dizziness, etc. Being hydrated with natural fluids like coconut water, lemonade etc. will not only help your body gain the hydration but shall fulfill your body's nutritional requirements.
Wear Comfortable and Absorbent Fabrics -
Your body needs to perspire the sweat out and having a tight fabric fitted across your skin doesn’t really help. We really recommend natural fabrics and textiles made of cotton and alike that could help your body perspire and release the heat without absorbing it from surroundings - light-coloured fabrics really help this cause. You may add a few drops of essential oils to the liquid you use to wash your clothes and retain the freshness of the same for a long day.
Sweat It Out With Physical Exercise -
A lot of the times we tend to ignore how much a physical exercise can help in unclogging the sweat pores and let the body breathe while at it. Conventionally, a heavily sweated work-out detoxifies the body with the help of sweat channels and hence, help the body release the heat constrained inside. You might would like to wash off the sweat with a well-earned bath infused with menthol or a few bathing essential oils for a cooling effect.
Get Your Body’s Dosha Diagnosed -
Knowing your body’s dosha type and getting a proper diagnosis for the same may help you with specific measures to be taken in order to balance out your prakriti and dosha - i.e. vatta, pitta and kapha factors on record. This not only helps in prescribing the right products for your body but explains so much about the body heat and balance, something which can be dealt with ayurvedically only.
How to deal with heat-related illness and what to do.
Summer is still in full swing and if you among those people who spend a lot of time outdoors then you could be at the risk to heat stress caused by extreme heat. Here are some tips to spot the sign of heat stress.
What to do if you suspect someone has heat exhaustion?
ENTIRE NORTH INDIA IS IN GRIP OF HEAT WAVE THESE DAYS, WITH THE MERCURY SOARING ABOVE 45 DEGREES . Both heat exhaustion and heatstroke are caused by exercising or being in a hot, humid environment where the body becomes dehydrated.
However, they show different combinations of symptoms.
1. a fever no higher than 104 degrees Fahrenheit,
2. excessive thirst,
5. cool and clammy skin,
7. muscle aches,
8. heavy sweating,
9.slow heartbeat and
6. rapid heart rate,
7. hot and dry skin,
9. decreased urination and
10. confusion & fainting .