Part 2… Beat the heat.
With the temperatures rising to over 40 degrees in some parts of the island, this summer is proving to be a scorcher!
Although the hot weather is lovely and we spend most of our time striving to get that midsummer glow, it is also crucial that we understand how heat affects our bodies and what damage it can really do. Hopefully, these tips will help you beat this summer heat and make the most of the hot weather.
Take a dip: The island is surrounded by beautiful crystal waters that run between 23 and 27 degrees Celsius during the months of July and August. What can be better than dipping into the blue to cool off, as the salt water refreshes and tones your skin.
Hydrate: Fight dehydration by drinking plenty of water. Pure water detoxes the body and allows it to regulate the heat. Sports drinks can help, as well as coconut water as they contain a high level of electrolytes and potassium.
Early morning, late evening: Try and stay away from doing exercise or training during the daytime. The temperatures are lower and air is cooler earlier in the morning or later in the evening. This will stop your body from overheating in the midday sun if you are working out. The same applies for dog walks. Keep it strictly to the morning or evenings as our pets cannot regulate their body temperatures as well as we do.
Fruits: When sweating, our body loses a lot of nutrients and by snacking on fruits during summer this can assist in keep the levels of vitamins and minerals up during summer. Summer fruits have a high water content and electrolytes that keep the body hydrated, give energy and help to clean out toxins from the body.
Keep it natural: Natural materials such as linen, cotton and silk are breathable and help to keep your body cool. Natural materials typically last longer and hold up better to everyday wear and tear, than their man made counterparts. Another advantage to wearing natural materials is the biophilia hypothesis. Basically a scientific theory that humans crave connections with nature and feel better when surrounded by it.