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Stay hydrated, protect your skin with a sunscreen and dark clothing, and avoid excessive sun exposure to keep skin healthy in the summer. Have lycopene-rich foods. Avoid heavy makeup and use blotting paper to tackle oily skin. Buttermilk and aloe vera can help tackle a suntan while a cool compress can fight a heat rash.
Summer is synonymous with skimpy. Come March, everyone’s busy digging out those summery dresses and swimsuits. But when the seasonal allergies start breaking out,...
In one survey, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America found that 40 percent of children and 30 percent of adults suffer from some...
Whether it's a plank or a push up, you can now do your favorite muscle toning exercises at your neighborhood park. From targeting multiple sets of muscles such as your abs and glutes to melting those extra calories away, these exercises do it all with some help from basic park props like a bench. Remember to keep adequate resting time in between sets to further boost the fat burning process.
Insect repellents prevent bites from disease-causing insects like mosquitoes and ticks. Commercial repellents contain chemicals that may cause health issues when used over a long period of time. Homemade repellents can do this without serious side effects. For instance, 1 tsp of castor oil, 8 drops of lemongrass and rosemary oil each, and 4 drops of geranium oil in a tablespoon of water can repel mosquitoes.
As the world is getting warmer due to global warming, dealing with the heat is also becoming a global phenomenon. Leave alone the tropics, even the temperate regions of the world is experiencing heat waves and winters and no longer as cold as they used to be. By adopting simple and natural methods to stay cool, you can easily beat the heat.
Keep your body fit during the summer with an early morning run. Drink enough water to keep you hydrated to beat the heat. Engage yourself in team activities like Zumba classes to keep yourself motivated. Find a new interest to keep your mind occupied. Discover your favorite adventure sport and get enough sleep for a healthier you.
In your quest to lose weight, you make it a point to work out religiously and to eat healthy foods. Most of the time,...
Summer is the best time to get rid of those love handles and muffin tops, especially if you want to show off the new...
It’s possible to safely work out in a heat wave. Start by drinking lots of water before, during, and after your routine. Otherwise, dehydration can cause headaches, dizziness, and dry mouth. To avoid heat cramps and exhaustion, don’t push yourself too hard. It’s also a good idea to get up early before the sun is too strong. Always wear sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. Want to stay dry? Wear moisture-wicking fabrics like polyester and polypropylene.
It is important to stay cool in the summer, the heat can make things very hard to do. In ayurvedic terms this is the time when the pitta is at its most active and also it is important to keep it at a balanced state. This can be done by eating the right food such as cooling agents, which could be vegetables, salads as well as some drinks that cool you off such as tea and some infusions of aloe vera and mint. Something that also helps with the heat is to travel to the places that are very cool and also play lots of water sports and swimming.
Your dog knows nothing but to love you, so it would be the most courteous thing for you to show some of that love back by keeping her cool in the summer. They are intelligent and will naturally go to cooler places when the temperature goes up. But there are some ways which you can implement into your dog's life to make it easier for her. Put her in a cool room, installing some water sprinklers would help, take her for a morning walk, give her some frozen delights, know your dog's ways and routine, take her groomers regularly, do not under any circumstance leave your dog in your car.
Because of the increase in humidity and heat, there's a higher risk for you to develop vaginal infections. If you are planning to go for a swim and you want to trim your genital area, keep a gap of at least 24 hours before swimming. Don't stay in a damp bikini for hours and don't douche your vagina.
Barbecues don't have to be about hot dogs and hamburgers. For healthier meats, grill fish or skinless poultry. These lean proteins will fill you right up. Eggplant, Portobello mushrooms, and sweet potato work well on the grill, and they're full of vitamins. Want a complete source of plant-based protein? Grill up some tofu. Another option is to make veggie burgers with ingredients like beans, quinoa, and broccoli.
Summer brings with it not just the fun of playing and enjoying in water and having cool treats. There is also an element of caution that needs to be taken in order to have a safe summer as well. The most important enemy you need to watch out for is the summer heat. It is also the exciting thing about it as the heat allows you to get into the water and enjoy treats. Make sure that children do not get too affected by the heat and that they have adequate protection from the heat. Water can also be very exciting due to the extreme heat. But it is advisable to take some precaution in that as well, due to contamination of the water and also wearing protective gear in it. Lastly bugs can be a big problem in the form of mosquitoes. They can cause problems for your joyous summer and is advisable to take precautions against that.