With summer setting in, it is important to let your body be in balance. With the heat outside, you need to focus on ways to keep your body cool – mentally and physically. Physically we experience a lot of fatigue because of the heat. Apart from keeping yourself hydrated, you will also need some quick tips that has been long recommended by Ayurveda to keep your body cool during summers.
We’ve talked a lot about how to handle summers in our previous posts and in this post we list 3 ways to help you beat the summer heat and keep your body cool during summers. Ready to know more?
1. Eat What is Good for Your Body
Summer tends to increase the heat levels in the body and the last thing that you want is to eat spicy food and rev up the heat levels. You need to eat the right types of foods and also drink a lot of fluids to keep your body cool to combat the summer heat.
Avoid: Foods that are high on spice levels like curries and hot peppers. Limit your intake of excessive salty food as it can dehydrate your skin and cause breakouts. Sour foods can cause too much heat. It is best to avoid foods like cheese and sour cream. Use limited amount of onions, tomatoes, peppers, ginger and spinach in your food. Tone down the spices and use as less as you can.
What to eat: Opt for sweet, bitter or astringent foods because these are cooling for your body. Include warm milk, butter and ghee in your diet. Use the oils of olive, sunflower and coconut for cooking your food as it works wonderfully to control your body heat. Eat lots of fruit! Include ripe fruits like grapes, pineapples, plums and mangoes in your diet as these are perfect cooling foods. Opt for green leafy veggies and those that are high in water content like zucchini and cucumbers. It is important to know what to eat on summer days.
Now that you know what to eat, it is also important to eat at the right time and not skip meals! And yes, lets break one myth, you don’t need ice in your drinks to cool your body. Drink water at room temperature to keep yourself hydrated for longer intervals.
2. Some Workouts are a Must!
Because it is hot is no reason to stop exercising. You can choose to workout when it is relatively cooler in summer. Early morning and early evenings are the best time to choose for a work out in the summer. Opt for lighter exercises like yoga or walking. Swimming is another form of exercise that helps to tone your whole body, so if you do have an access to a clean pool, make a splash! Walking early in the morning or evening can also help you connect with the nature and yourself.
Well, what else can you do? Participate in the summer contest online with Omved!
How to keep your body cool during summers contest
These were some of the tips that we could think of to keep your body cool this summer. We are sure there are more ways that we aren’t aware of! Do you have any of your favourite ways and tips that you can share with us? Go ahead and participate in the how to keep your body cool this summer contest and share your favourite tips and hacks with us on this post. Use the #coolitthissummer hashtag when you answer in the social media.
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