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Feeling more tired than usual when the weather is warmer is a common experience, but it can be frustrating when all you want to do is get out there and enjoy the sun! I explain some of the reasons you might feel tired during hot weather, and what you can do about it.
The weather and your energy levels
Just when we’d like our energy levels to be at their maximum so we can get out and about and enjoy the good weather, many of us find that instead our energy levels drop suddenly as the temperature warms up. We often begin to feel sluggish, lethargic and sleepy, making us less inclined to get up and about.
This is rarely any cause for concern and can often be easily remedied, but if you find that you are experiencing other symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, dark coloured urine and confusion, you may be suffering from heat exhaustion – a more serious condition that requires swift action.
Many of us don’t drink enough water at the best of times, but over summer as the temperature climbs, dehydration becomes more common. Today I explore why dehydration occurs most in the summer, and what you can do to make sure it doesn’t happen to you.
Why is dehydration a problem over summer?
Warmer summer weather can bring with it a number of health problems – from swollen feet to sunburn and insect bites. One of the most common conditions in summer is dehydration, yet this is also one of the easiest to prevent.
Dehydration occurs when your body doesn’t have enough water. The most common reason is simply not drinking enough water, but summer presents some extra factors that increase your chances of becoming dehydrated. Continue reading >
We are constantly being told to drink more water to stay healthy, but how much do you really need to drink and why?
The importance of water
Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water and all the major systems in your body depend on water, including your brain, lungs, blood, skin and muscles. It helps to convert food into energy and helps the body to absorb essential nutrients, so it’s no wonder a person cannot survive more than a few days without it. Continue reading >
Tea is loved all over the world – and rightly so! Your daily cuppa can do a lot more for you than you may realise. Read on to find out about the many amazing health benefits that tea has.
The tea world expands beyond the horizons of your regular, everyday English breakfast blend. Caffeinated tea with milk and sugar is not really the best thing for your body as it can be quite dehydrating. However, there are a range of natural, herbal teas which offer your body the boost it may yearn for.
In the words of P.L. Travers “Tea is balm for the soul”.
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