This year the intense heatwave has arrived unseasonably early across India, and no relief is expected in the near future. According to weather experts, most of India will reach high temperatures at or above 38 degree Celsius in the coming weeks. This early arrival is an alarm for all of us to take precautions to beat the heat and stay healthy.

Data shows that hundreds of people die each year due to excessive heat across India. Now with this early arrival, that number can rise up to thousands; however, taking certain precaution can ensure protection. So, before you plan to step out, keep these tips handy:

Hydration is the key to safety

Ensure that you drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. Experts advise that we should think about hydration in more of a preventative manner rather than waiting until we’re dehydrated. Use loads of lemon in water to keep yourself fresh.

Avoid alcohol and caffeine

drinking1-image-for-inuthDrinks that contain caffeine or alcohol can actually cause, or worsen dehydration. Their consumption during the summers can even make you feel nauseous. Thus, avoiding them during this weather is actually the best practice.

Consume water-rich food

watermelonTo stay hydrated and lighter throughout the day, eat fruits which are made up of maximum water. The list includes watermelon, cucumber, lettuce, celery, and radish. All of them are made up of over 95% water.

Cotton is the friendly fabric

Cotton is a good water absorbent. Thus, it easily absorbs sweat and exposes it to the atmosphere for easy evaporation. Now get ready to prepare your summer wardrobe with a classy light coloured cotton collection.

Don’t forget the sunscreen

sunscreenPreventing your skin from tanning to guarding it against skin cancer, sunscreens work as best friend to your skin for numerous reasons. According to experts, the skin must be protected with a sunscreen that provides protection from both ultraviolet A and B rays of the sun.