How to cool it off in summer
Summer is here! A time to laze by the pool, vacation in the snow, guzzle cool drinks, wear loose cotton, and gorge on fresh fruits. Alas! all this seems like a distant dream as we go about our daily life in the scorching heat with sweat trickling down the spine. However, help is at hand. Since it is not possible to hibernate at a colder location till the monsoon arrives, here are some ways to beat the heat. These can be easily incorporated into your daily routine to ensure that you stay cool in summer.
Add coconut water to your daily routine
India is blessed with a coastline bearing tall coconut trees, the fruit of which contains natural sweet water. Coconut water is rich in vitamins and minerals including potassium and low on calories which makes it the perfect go-to drink. It also helps in eliminating toxins thus making your skin healthier.Easily available at grocery stores, a glass of coconut water helps in replenishing our body’s nutrients that are depleted because of the heat.
With the external temperature soaring, it is important to keep our inner-self calm. Practicing yoga daily for even 15 minutes is a good way to keep your mind and body cool. The best time is around 5pm when the sunrays are not very strong. Depending on where you are, you can either sit in the shade of your home or practice it on your chair or in the leisure roomatthe office.
As a tropical country, summer brings with it an array of fruits that are sweet, citrusy, and juicy. Oranges, watermelons, musk melons, and of course, the king of fruits – Mangoes. All these summer delights are packed with the goodness of nature that gives us the right amount of energy to breeze through these hot days. Needless to say, it is best to avoid heavy or rich food, especially for breakfast and lunch. Along with fruits, you can also include fresh salads in your daily diet. These not only keep you cool and hydrated but also fulfill your daily helping of greens.
Sweat it out
One of the best ways to beat the heat is to sweat it out. When we play any sport, the water from our body gets released through glands in the skin, evaporates, and cools down the body. You can choose any physical sport including swimming, football, tennis or badminton as long as you enjoy playing and it brings you sweat relief. However, since physical sport leads to loss of bodily fluid through sweat, make sure to keep sipping liquids and stay hydrated.Almost all building complexes nowadays come with a fully equipped gymnasium, clubhouse, swimming pool, and sports arena, so you can choose your playtime at your convenience.
Wear breathable fabric
Summer is the ideal time to bring out those cottons, muslins, and linens. In short, fabrics that ‘breathe’. These natural fabrics protect your body from the harsh heat while being light on the skin. In terms of colors, choose pastel shades over darkercolors as these are pleasing to the eye. Slightly loose-fitting clothes are preferable to avoid sweat-built problems like wet patches and clinginess. Also do keep a sunscreenlotion, cap, or a stole and a pair of sunglasses handy while stepping out in the sun.
Take off on weekends
A busy week deserves a lazy weekend. Be it a hill station, a water body like a river,lake, or beach, or a resort with a swimming pool, a weekend to an exotic location is guaranteed to refresh you. The joy of lazing in an infinity pool, strolling amidst the verdant environs, undertaking a luxurious spa treatment, or enjoying a leisurely meal away from the hustle-bustle of the city is the best salve one needs to get through the hot months.A quick trip to any of the weekend getaways like Encore Boutique Resort, Le Meridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa, Residency Lake Resort & Spa to name a few are the perfect getawaysto escape the sweltering heat.
Stay Hydrated at all times
It is very easy to skip drinking water as we go about our chores and tasks. However, it is very important to stay hydrated, especially during summer. You can have water, fruit or vegetable juices, smoothies, buttermilk or sol kadhi, coconut water or make your own thirst quencher, any liquid is better than no liquid. We do not realize the amount of water lost due to the heat and sweat and the only way to replenish is by consuming liquids regularly.
Hope you find these tips easy to incorporate into your schedule. Let’s enjoy the summer and the goodness it brings without having to put up with the heat.BramhaCorp prides itself in being one of the pioneering powerhouses in the realty, hospitality, retail, and leisure domains. At BramhaCorp, we ensure that all our projects encompass the goodness of nature and createan environment that is conducive to all the seasons. Be it thecarefully crafted luxury residential properties like The COLLECTION and BRAMHACORP SMART or state-of-the-art commercial properties like BRAMHACORP BUSINESS PARK and BOULEVARD TOWERS, we strive to deliver world-class projects.