India recorded its hottest April in 2022 since 1900. Now it is expected to stretch into early May. Temperatures have
risen above maximum level as people struggle to beat the hit. Heatwave
conditions prevailed in Punjab, Haryana south UP, and Kutch from Monday, the
India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Meanwhile, the Met department
predicted heatwave conditions in isolated parts over Vidarbha, MP,
Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and West Rajasthan today and tomorrow.

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In several places in India, the temperature
went above 45 degrees. Government departments have been working with local
agencies to warn people against stepping out unless absolutely necessary. The
intense heat can lead to dehydration, heat cramps, dizziness, vomiting,
headache, sunburn and even heat stroke.

To beat the heat of the summer, here are
five things you must do this summer.

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Stay hydrated

To avoid dehydration, you must drink
sufficient amounts of water regularly. In the summer season, our body demands
much more water than in any other season as we tend to sweat due to humidity
and extreme heat. Along with water, you can also have lassi, watermelon juice
and lemon squash.

Eat fresh

It is better to avoid refrigerated food in
summer. Eat fresh so the body can easily digest the meal. Also, try to stay
away from oily and fried food items. Add fruits to their diet and make
cucumber, watermelon and muskmelon must fruit on your plate.

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Take care of Children

Children need special care during the
summer. Make sure that they stay indoors most of the time. Keep changing their
clothes at regular intervals. Children often don’t ask for water, so parents
have to keep their toddlers hydrated.

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Take care of your skin

In summer, your skin needs special care to
protect it against the sun. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen or sunblock before
going out. Those who have oily skin can opt for gel-based sunscreens.

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Apply cold compresses

If you feel yourself getting heated, apply cold compresses or ice packs on key zones of your body, such as your neck and wrist.

However, it’s important not to apply ice directly to the skin as it can cause an ice burn. Instead, keep a layer of clothing or a towel between your skin and the cold source.