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Detailed explanation of Summer :

Arrival of summer also brings several health issues like dehydration, high fever, sweating, irritation, headache and so on. The hot weather in summer affects people of all age groups. Let us learn more about summer.

Summer is the hottest season of all seasons. In summer the days are long and nights are short. Summer season falls between months march and June. Temperatures in summer go above average and cause unbearable heat. Hot wind blows throughout the day and makes the environment dry. Children get to enjoy holidays due to the hot atmosphere in summer. Mostly people face problems like sun stroke, dehydration, skin problems due to hot weather. People wear cotton clothes to get relief from the heat and sweat. Apart from the hot sun we get to enjoy lot of varieties of fruits/ summer fruits like mangoes, watermelon, grapes, etc,

How it affects people :

Summer along with its hot weather also brings lot of health problems. People face lot of health issues in summer due to its hot weather and dry wind. Some common health issues people face in summer is sunstroke, dehydration, skin problems, diarrhoea, headache, mumps, chicken pox and measles.
Sunstroke– Sunstroke is rise of temperature in the body and unable to regulate heat. Sunstroke occurs due to overexposure to high temperature, warm conditions. Dizziness, high pulse rate, high fever, nausea are some of the symptoms of sunstroke. It should be treated as emergency.
Dehydration– Working in outdoors in hot sun leads to decrease of water/fluid levels in the body this leads to dehydration. It is the most common and severe problem faced in summer.
Skin problems– Intense ultraviolet rays in summer causes many skin problems like sun burn, tanning, prickly heat and body odor. UV rays from the sun damages the skin.
Headache
Chicken pox and measles
Mumps.

Tips to avoid those Effects :

By making some changes in the life style and diet one can avoid affects of summer to some extent. Avoiding going out during afternoons helps us to be hydrated and protects us from hot sun. Wearing caps, hats, scarf’s to cover ourselves from sun helps from sunstroke. Our body needs cooling foods to balance our diet and energy levels. Including fresh fruits in our diet keeps us hydrated and fresh.

Best cooling food in summer are
Yogurt (curd) – Curd is the important cooling agent. We should include curd in our regular diet to keep our body cool.
Coconut water– Coconut water is full of health benefits and has cooling properties. Coconut water contains electrolytes and minerals which keeps the body hydrated.
Mint– Mint is an herb which is easily available, mint mixed with water gives us fresh feeling and it can be mixed with other cooling ingredients to fight the heat.
Onion– Onions have amazing cooling properties, especially the red onions. Onions helps in protecting against sunstroke.
Buttermilk and Lime water– These help in maintaining the fluid levels in the body and have great cooling properties, they help us to keep the body hydrated.
Fruits play an important role in summer to keep our body cool and fresh. Fruits keep us hydrated and make us competent to the summer conditions and are easily available in summer. Here are the fruits that help us in summer

  • Watermelon
  • Oranges
  • Guava
  • Honey dew melon
  • Grapes
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Bananas
  • Apricots
  • Gooseberries
  • Papaya
  • Lychee
  • Plums and figs.

Fruits boost your immune system, strengthen our bones, and keep us slim.

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