Effects of summer on our body

Efectos del verano en nuestro organismo

Summer brings with it sunny days, high temperatures and a change in our daily routines. While we enjoy vacations and outdoor activities, it is important to take into account the effects that this season can have on our bodies. From dehydration to dietary changes, summer can affect our health in a variety of ways.

Effects that summer creates on us:

  • Probability of fatigue: Because we are beings that are always in constant movement, during this time of year we are going to consume a greater amount of energy which will make us fatigued. This is important to take into consideration because we will have to be well hydrated if we do not want to aggravate the situation.

  • Dehydration : High temperatures and increased physical activity can lead to dehydration. Lack of adequate fluids in the body can cause fatigue, dizziness, headaches, and even heat stroke. It is essential to drink enough water throughout the day, even if you do not feel thirsty, and avoid excessive consumption of alcoholic or caffeinated beverages, as they can increase dehydration.
  • Changes in diet: During the summer, it is common for our eating habits to change. We consume more fresh foods, such as seasonal fruits and vegetables, but it is also common to indulge in excessive consumption of processed foods and sugary drinks. It is important to maintain a balanced diet, rich in nutrients and control the consumption of unhealthy foods to keep our body in optimal condition.
  • Outdoor physical activity: Summer is the perfect time for outdoor activities, such as swimming, playing sports, or hiking. However, we must take into account our physical limitations and gradually adapt to these activities to avoid injuries. It is essential to use adequate protection, such as helmets and sports equipment, and listen to our body, resting and avoiding exercise during the hottest hours.
  • Disease risk: Summer can also increase the risk of illnesses, such as respiratory infections and diseases transmitted by mosquitoes and other insects. In turn, the different sudden changes in temperature caused by the search for an escape from heat to cold, such as from an air conditioner, can result in the appearance of a cold.

    How do people feel because of the summer heat?

    We compiled a series of data that will be useful when explaining what people feel when this time of year arrives. We will see them below:

    • Extreme heat can trigger serious health problems, such as dermatitis, edema, burns, heat stroke, cramps, heat syncope, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which can be fatal or leave significant consequences.

    • Heat stress is a heat-related illness that is caused by the body's inability to cool itself properly. The body normally produces sweat to cool itself.

    • Excessive heat can lead to extreme exhaustion, compromise the skin, hinder the ability to think and concentrate, worsen anxiety, cause vertigo, dizziness, headaches and problems with driving.

    • Signs of heat stroke may include red, hot, dry skin (without sweat), throbbing headache, dizziness, nausea, confusion, seizures, and loss of consciousness.

    Summer is a season full of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, but it also has certain effects on our body.

    By being aware of the effects of summer on our body and taking preventive measures, we can fully enjoy this time of year.


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