The crispy and dry winter air is slowly turning warm and will change to hot in the coming months. Winter’s a good time to eat hot food, sip hot beverages or soups, try out new woolen clothing, enjoy the snow etc.
But come summer and your choice of food, clothing, going out changes from likable to unlikable. The simple reason behind waning is the hot atmosphere. Your favorite Ginger Tea becomes a No! No! and you prefer to pop-open a fruit juice can or a cold drink bottle. Right?
So, when the atmosphere is heating up outside, are you prepared to stay healthy this summer?
No. We aren’t asking you about switching on your fans, coolers or air-conditioners, but we will help you identify the best way to stay healthy this summer.
Summer brings it with a host of health issues such as excessive body heat, dehydration, sweating, skin rash, sunburn, diarrhea, irritation, and laziness. Given are few top tips to stay healthy this summer using Ayurveda.
- Have a cool bath: A cool bath is the best way to start and keep your day ‘cool’. Bathe in cold water. Use rose petals soaked water while taking bath or apply mint leaf extract on your body after bathing. Cool bath will help you stay fresh and cool throughout the day.
- Drink fruit juices: Don’t reach for cold drinks or carbonated beverages. Cold drinks affect digestion process and harm your immunity and attack the natural process of Jatharagni. Drink juices of grapes, watermelon, and lemon. Aam Panna is the best drinks for summer.
- Eat a juicy diet: An Ayurvedic diet should include fruits and vegetables which are sweet, juicy, bitter and astringent in nature. In fruits, you should eat melons, pears, cherries, mangoes, and grapes and in vegetables include broccoli, zucchini, asparagus, and cucumber in your daily intake.
- Do exercises: Swimming is the best exercise for summer. It is cooling and soothing for the body and helps in toning and strengthening muscles. According to Ayurveda, “Shitli Pranayama” is the ideal Yoga to keep the body and mind cool, bright, and peaceful.
Lastly, protect yourself from direct exposure to the sun and refrain from doing outdoor activities. According to Ayurveda, summer is considered as Pitta predominant season. During summer dehydration occurs inside and outside your body. So, avoid oily and spicy food and drink lots of water to keep yourself hydrated.
Follow the above tips and you shall have a healthy and happy summer.
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