Wednesday November 13, 2019

5 Health Tips To Prepare Yourself For Onset Of Summer

Dr. Hariprasad, Ayurveda Expert, The Himalaya Drug Company, shares five tips that will help you stay fit by avoiding diseases and ailments this summer

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The onset of a new season can be tricky; it can call for a change in routine, a revamped diet, and a new exercise regimen that suits the weather. Pixabay
The onset of a new season can be tricky; it can call for a change in routine, a revamped diet, and a new exercise regimen that suits the weather. Pixabay

As winter starts to give way to the spring, people struggle to keep pace with the seasonal transition and the potential health risks posed by the change.

The onset of a new season can be tricky; it can call for a change in routine, a revamped diet, and a new exercise regimen that suits the weather.

Dr. Hariprasad, Ayurveda Expert, The Himalaya Drug Company, shares five tips that will help you stay fit by avoiding diseases and ailments this summer.

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A natural way of staying hydrated is ample intake of fruits and vegetables that have high water content -- oranges, watermelon, tomatoes, etc. Pixabay
A natural way of staying hydrated is ample intake of fruits and vegetables that have high water content — oranges, watermelon, tomatoes, etc. Pixabay

1. Eat light and healthy

Your body will require a constant supply of water and fluids to sustain through the rough weather. Heavy meals with large amounts of carbohydrates and fats give rise to a lot of heat in the body. A natural way of staying hydrated is ample intake of fruits and vegetables that have high water content — oranges, watermelon, tomatoes, etc. This helps balance your core body temperature and keeps diseases at bay. It also helps hydrate the skin and keep it supple.

Natural fabrics such as cotton, silk, and linen are much better than synthetic fabrics. Pixabay
Natural fabrics such as cotton, silk, and linen are much better than synthetic fabrics. Pixabay

2. Gear up for summer

The Indian summer is known for its high temperatures and humidity, which can make you feel uncomfortable and stuffy. Wearing light and breathable fabrics is an effective way to beat the heat. Natural fabrics such as cotton, silk, and linen are much better than synthetic fabrics.

Wear clothes that enable your skin to be exposed to the sun. Pixabay
Wear clothes that enable your skin to be exposed to the sun. Pixabay

3. Embrace the radiance of the Sun

Post the shivers and heavy woolens of winter, the sun will finally invite you to bask in its warm glow. As sunlight is one of the best sources of Vitamin D, use this opportunity to exercise or eat outdoors in the morning. It is advisable to soak in the sun rays early in the morning, as this can be a great way of starting your day on a fresh and rejuvenating note.

According to Ayurveda texts and modern research, Tagara can calm the mind due to its sedative and sleep-enhancing properties. Pixabay
According to Ayurveda texts and modern research, Tagara can calm the mind due to its sedative and sleep-enhancing properties. Pixabay

4. Ensure regular and undisturbed sleep

While air conditioners have reduced the discomfort significantly, sleep patterns can still take a hit in the hot, humid weather. Intake of natural herbs like Tagara can promote restful sleep.

Use one that contains ingredients like camphor oil, mint extracts, nutmeg oil, and turpentine oil, as they help provide quick, symptomatic relief from common cold. Pixabay
Use one that contains ingredients like camphor oil, mint extracts, nutmeg oil, and turpentine oil, as they help provide quick, symptomatic relief from common cold. Pixabay

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5. Be prepared for summer infections

Most people suffer from ailments such as common cold, sore throats, and viral infections in summer because of the heat and dust. While a preventive care approach is imperative, being prepared to face an unexpected disease is equally important. It is advisable to keep a cold balm as part of your first aid kit, as it eases the symptoms of common cold and is easy to carry around.

This quintessential health guide is easy to follow and will help you get ready for the long and warm summer. (IANS)

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Ayurveda Brings To You The Science of Natural Cure

The other regimens to be followed will add to its benefit when consulted by a doctor as the series of pros-cons checklist is assessed with your constitution and the daily habits.

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An Ayurvedic practitioner applying oils using head massage.. Hindu Council

BY: Naveen Shukla, Dr Vishal Sharma, Dr Nikhila Venugopal. Nature Care Ayurveda

Ayurveda, the offspring of Atharvaveda and appreciated as the fifth Veda is the holistic system of medicine to promote health and to prevent diseases. This wonderful science has put up the Indian culture into great heights and is still a recollection of the cultural heritage. The powerful logic and philosophy which provides a link between the living and non living matters of the universe, is still appreciable in the current era .This Indian system of medicine has laid principles and methods of treatment for the chronic illnesses where there is no definite curative treatment and symptomatic relief is the only existing treatment solution.

The beauty of Ayurveda lies in the factor that when a patient comes to an Ayurvedic doctor the root cause or the Nidhana is being focused leading to the pathology and pathogenesis. This systematic modality of how beautiful a disease is being portrayed and it’s treatment accordingly is the greatest achievement in curing the chronic illness.
Ayurveda gives importance and corrects the improper food habits, suppression of natural urges, irregular daily regimen, seasonal regimen; psychological factors like fear stress anxiety which is a striking factor in a disease manifestation.

Being a whole body and mind oriented science, Ayurveda focuses on almost all of the bodily functions associated with heat, and its imbalances, nervous imbalance, functions of digestive tract and also controls structure, metabolism, and fluid balance of the body.
Ayurveda is gaining its importance and value because of its therapeutic value too. In the olden days, man lived very close to nature and cured himself by the materials from the nature which were considered to be the potent herbs which can do wonders as it possess infinite potencies.

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The commonly used spices in most kitchen like cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom etc are known to pacify the overpowered Vata. Pixabay

The total balance of the environment, mind, body and spirit promotes Ayurveda achieve its goal towards a complete human wellness. As explained, the season and the regimens followed play an indispensable role in relation to the human body as Ayurveda considers that each season has its own value due to the dominance and aggravation of the specific dosha.

This autumn also provides some recommendation commencing from choosing a particular food and daily activity to balance the bodily transition and seasonal change. Being governed by pitta and vata, steps must be taken to keep them in balance. Foods that promote warmth and increases the moisture content of the body is highly appreciated.

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Ayurveda herbs – Thomé Salix alba clean
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The commonly used spices in most kitchen like cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom etc are known to pacify the overpowered Vata. Health is at its best during the Autumn, if oily, raw and junk foods are avoided as it hampers the digestive tract creating to many illness. Warm fluid does provide a soothing reaction to the sluggish digestive tract.

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The other regimens to be followed will add to its benefit when consulted by a doctor as the series of pros-cons checklist is assessed with your constitution and the daily habits. Thus the autumn gifts you an individualized healthy package of the right diet and lifestyle.

Roots of Ayurveda are so deep that its ultimate aim is a healthy body, mind and longevity. Efforts have been constantly put to elevate and preserve the great science of life- Ayurveda. We can proudly say Ayurveda as our heritage and pride which will keep flowing on to generations.with this sole aim of promoting a good health. (Originally Published: Hindu Council of Australia)