As we transit from the rainy season to the windy harmattan and then the dry season it is very important to keep your health in top-notch even as the season changes. Here are five ways you can stay active and healthy this dry season.
- Stay hydrated
As the name goes, it is the dry season, the more reason you should stay hydrated, you need to take in more fluid this season than others. To stay healthy the body requires about 3.7 litres of water per day for men and 2.7 litres for women. Water does a lot of functions in the body that you cannot afford to be dehydrated.
If you want your skin to stay fresh and not shrivel you need to maintain a healthy daily water intake. Not only that, water helps digestion and delivers vital nutrients to all cells and organs of your body.
Finally, water helps you detoxify, adequate water in your body directly translates into effective kidney function. This helps move toxins quickly out of your body.
- Fruits are your friends
Fruits are rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals that you require for effective body function. You need to take in a healthy dose of fruits daily to maintain or improve your overall health. Depending on your desire either to stay healthy or diet, if you need further guidance you can book an appointment with our dietician and get professional help.
- Exercise in the cool of the day
Exercises are important to keep your body working optimally, either quick stretches, yoga or any other form of exercise can help improve blood circulation and keep the organs working ideally although, one of the very common sights of the dry season is the heat.
You need to exercise during the cool of the day either from 5 pm upwards or before 8 am. Exercising in the heat of the day can be very uncomfortable and quickly lead to dehydration.
- Avoid sunburn
During the dry season, the sun would be scorching, you need to protect your skin from the heat of the sun as it could lead to sunburns or skin damage. Avoid staying directly under the sun in the heat of the day without shade or protection for your skin.
Sunbathing can be soothing for the body and medicinal in itself but should be done in the early hours before 8 am or after 5 pm when the sun would be low and the heat would be less.
Finally, you need to sleep, adequate sleep would help rejuvenate your body and provide your body with the needed rest it requires. Sleeplessness can be very harmful to the body and lead to other health conditions. Sleep helps boost immunity, detoxifies the body and helps the brain mature.
Do you need further advice and tips on how to keep you and your loved ones in perfect health this season? You can speak with one of our consultants. Click Here.