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Heatwave In India: 11 Tips To Stay Healthy In Extreme Heat

Dr Apoorva Joshi, corporate wellness guide and clinical nutritionist, Loop, shares ten healthy tips for an excessive heatwave.

Written by Tavishi Dogra | Updated : April 25, 2023 5:21 PM IST

Hydrate With A Twist

Drinking water may be the only way we hydrate, but adding electrolytes makes it brighter. Hence, desi drinks like jaljira, nimbu paani, coconut water, and some salt and sugar are handy.

Breathe Easy

Practice sheetali pranayama, an ancient yogic breathing technique that cools the body and calms the mind. Perfect for combatting heat-induced stress and anxiety.

Tantalizing Tamarind

Enjoy the tangy tamarind fruit, packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, to fight heat-induced lethargy and keep your body cool from the inside out.

A Cold Compress, Reimagined

Fill a hot water bag with ice, wrap it in a thin towel, and place it on your wrists or the back of your neck. This unconventional hack provides instant relief from the heat.

Cooling Variyali Sherbet

Consume saunf (variyali) soaked in water overnight. This will help you aid digestion and keep you cool during summer.

Protect Your Skin

Remember to apply sunscreen and sunglasses when stepping out to protect your eyes and skin from the harmful effects of high UV radiation during summer.