With sweating and breathing, the body loses fluids and minerals. Dehydration occurs. The consequences of dehydration are extreme fatigue, exhaustion, muscle cramps and heat stroke. During extremely high summer temperatures, the body exerts enough stress and physical activities represent additional stress. Morning and evening workouts or exercise should be adapted to the age. During tropical nights, sleep is restless and intermittent until the body can relax and cool down. It is advisable to sleep in a ventilated and slightly cooled room. Driving long distances is also a form of fatigue for the human body. Frequent breaks while driving, ventilating the vehicle, ingesting enough fluids and gently stretching occasionally will remove the first signs of fatigue (which usually appear after the second hour while driving). Observe and listen to your body to spot problems in time, but also to maintain chemical and biological balance and raise energy levels. The best ways to prevent dehydration or cooling of the body are:
- Intake of fluids and foods containing water
- Cold compresses
- Shower with warm water
- Intake of seasonal fruits and vegetables that contain a large amount of water. Cucumber contains as much as 96% water. Watermelon contains a lot of potassium, vitamins A, C and B6. Zucchini and citrus are good choices. Juicy tomatoes contain dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, potassium and manganese, and perfectly hydrate the body, improving digestion.
Water is found in all body cells, tissues and organs. Water is the basis for the proper functioning of the organism. Water helps regulate body temperature, eliminate toxins, digest and hydrate the skin.