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8 Simple Tips To Tackle Summer Depression

Summer depression, improbable as it sounds, is a rare version of the seasonal affective disorder. While most feel morose during winter, some get unlucky enough to face depression in the sunshine. Some simple tips that can help tackle it include planning ahead, following a daily schedule, getting enough sleep, meeting people often, staying hydrated, exercising every day, not forcing yourself to do anything, and figuring out why you feel depressed.

10 Tips To Get Through Summer Pregnancies

Being pregnant in summer is nothing warm. The hot temperatures only add on to the already naturally high body temperatures during pregnancy. Pregnant women...

4 Special Kitchen Ingredients To Cool Off This Summer

Summer time can be stressful and gets you dehydrated very quickly. The best way to handle the heat and keep your body and mind cool is to hydrate yourself constantly. If you're bored of just water, experiment with soups and infused tea. These 4 recipes are sure to make not only your taste buds tingle but also give you a very easy and refreshing summer.
How To Keep A Pet Safe And Cool During Summer

5 Ways To Keep Your Pets Cool And Safe This Summer

Summer is difficult time for pets. They need extra care, else they are at risk of dehydration and heatstroke. Little things like providing your pet with sufficient water, well-ventilated shade, and avoiding going out in afternoon will help them remain happy and safe during summer.

8 Tips To Remember When Exercising In Summer

Keep your workout expectations low, and allow your body to get used to the summer heat. Drinking water (instead of sports drinks) helps you stay hydrated. Avoid exercising when it’s really hot; use sunblock to avoid sunburn and wear lightweight, light-colored clothes to stay cool. Remember not to overexert yourself; rest when you’re tired to regain lost energy.

Keep Your Dog Healthy & Happy This Summer: 11 Helpful Tips

Summer is just around the corner, at least here in the northern hemisphere. It’s getting warmer outside as we make our way into the...

7 Reasons Your Fingers Are Swollen

Inflammation of the joints (arthritis) and tendons (tenosynovitis) can make the fingers swell up. Fluid may also accumulate in the tissues from working out, summer heat, and high salt intake. Swollen fingers can happen during exercise, since blood flow moves away from the fingers. Even repetitive movements like typing can irritate the fingers. If you’ve hurt your hand, swelling might indicate a fracture. But if you have a cut that won’t heal, you could have a bacterial skin infection.

10 Benefits Of Sleeping Naked You Probably Didn’t Know

If you are not fond of stripping before you get under those bed covers, you have got it figured out wrong. Sleeping without your...

6 Healthy Habits For Summer

Its summertime and, we are all looking for ways to relax and revitalize. How can we make the most of this season to enhance our overall wellbeing?

4 Summer Wellness Habits to Teach Your Kids

Teach your child to apply sunscreen, It makes them feel responsible and in charge of themselves. Introduce them to the joy of homemade popsicles (free from added sugar!), seasonal fruits and veggies that can replace the unhealthy foods. Encourage them to take regular water breaks (ideally, every half an hour) to avoid dehydration. Cultivate a healthy sleep routine.

10 Recipes For A Healthy Summer

Watermelon And Cucumber Mint Salad: Mix 2 cups diced watermelon, 1 diced cucumber, ¼ sliced red onion, 4 tbsp mint, 3 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp red wine vinegar, and salt and pepper (to taste). Cilantro Guacamole: Blend 3 haas avocados (scooped from skin), 3 tbsp coconut cream, 1 small onion, 1 small clove of garlic, and juice of 1 lime. Garnish with a handful of cilantro.

Useful Tips From Ayurveda To Pacify Pitta This Summer

Individuals with a dominant pitta dosha (fire) experience frustration, acute joint inflammation, anger, nausea, impatience, heartburn, etc. when pitta is unbalanced. Consume bitter, sweet, and astringent fresh organic foods like kale, mint, gourd, cucumbers, figs, lychees, mung beans, and black chickpeas to cool your body inside out during the pitta-aggravating hot summer.

Natural First Aid Kit To Keep Handy This Summer

If you suffer a heatstroke, drink plenty of water and cooling teas such as peppermint, raspberry leaf, or hibiscus. Apply citronella, tea tree, or eucalyptus essential oils topically to avoid mosquito bites. For a sunburn, add apple cider vinegar to cold bath water. Spray aloe vera juice on affected areas. Swipe left for more such effective natural remedies for 29 common complaints you face every summer.

5 Tips For Hosting A Healthy Weekend Party

Offer a healthy sidedish like a green salad. Baked beans are a healthier alternative to meat. Have a cheese sandwich instead of a cheese burger. Check portion size and calorie intake. Limit alcohol intake. Drink light beers and a glass of water in between each drink. For your next party, include whole wheat buns, grilled chicken or lean turkey burgers, and salads on your party spread.

Essential Oils For Summer Ailments

Essential oils like arborvitae, lavender, melaleuca, patchouli, lemongrass, etc. have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. They help in the prevention and treatment of insect bites and stings, allergies, sunburn and heat stroke, and ear infections. Dilute a mix of essential oils with a carrier oil or water and spray it on, apply topically, or add to a damp cloth placed on your skin.