Noticeable increases in temperature and changes in eating habits can invite certain types of illnesses. Microbes can multiply easily in hot weather, and this can be the cause of an epidemic. One of the most frequent illnesses that both adults and children can contract during the summer is diarrhea. The microbes that cause diarrhea, sickness and fever can also lead to various digestive problems. This is why at least as much care as is taken in the winter to protect against illness, must also be taken in the summer. So, what can you do to avoid getting ill during the summer? Here are some points that you need to bear in mind to stay healthy...
Drink lots of liquid
The high temperatures of summer causes the body to lose a lot of fluid through breathing and sweating. This is why the amount of water you drink daily must not fall below a certain level. An adult needs to drink 2-3 liters of water a day on average. This is because drinking plenty of water is really beneficial for your body and avoiding becoming ill.
Pay attention to personal hygiene
It is particularly important to protect your health in the summer by paying attention to personal hygiene. Care must be taken of the rules of hygiene, in particular of the cleanliness of your hands, in the preparation of food. If you don’t do this, you increase the risk of infection and to your own health.
A healthy and balanced diet
The loss of water in our bodies during the summer means that we also lose many different types of minerals. This could be a serious problem for your immune system. It is for this reason that it is vital to eat lots of fruit and vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals during the summer months. Supporting the immune system in this way makes it possible to avoid getting ill.
Care in the use of shared surfaces
In the summer, microbes can more easily find environments where they can multiply. Examples of such environments are places such as shopping centers or public toilets. Particular attention must be paid to touching areas, such as door knobs or the moving handrails on escalators, which many people have previously touched. Some of the protective measures you can take are: keeping your hands away from your face and mouth; and frequently washing and disinfecting.
Do not stay out in the heat of the day
Staying outside in the heat of the day during summer can cause some problems such as sunstroke, dizziness and sickness. It is for this reason that you shouldn’t stay out in the heat of the day. This is particularly true for people with serious complaints such as heart problems and high blood pressure.
Stay away from unhygienic food
Food goes off quickly in the summer months. It is therefore to be particularly vigilant when consuming fresh food that goes off quickly, such as meat, milk and eggs. You should be careful to stay away from food where you don’t know in what hygiene conditions it was prepared.
Allow yourself enough time for resting and sleeping
Sleep is an extremely important part of general health. You should always pay attention to getting regular sleep and periods of rest during the summer months to avoid getting ill. This is the only way to give the body the strength to fight against illnesses.
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