Splashing cheerful hues of bright yellow sun, green palm trees, ocean breeze, chill drinks and perky children in your mind, summer is the most happening of all seasons. However the heat from the scorching sun often burns out your cheery spirit when you go outdoors. With so many fun activities on the bay, how can you just stay indoors all day?
Just follow our tips below, to make the most of this summer.
Cool the pulses
To avoid health problems such as heat exhaustion and stroke, itÔÇÖs imperative to bring down your body temperature. This can be done by cooling the pulse points such as temples, inner wrists, inside bend of elbows, back of knees, inner thighs, ankles and feet. Place ice packs, cool compresses or cold water on these areas to chill your blood vessels and lower your body temperature instantly.
Drink plenty of fluids
ItÔÇÖs very important to stay hydrated with lots of water, fresh juices and coconut water this summer. Avoid alcohol, coffee and sugary sodas that actually dehydrates your body. Always carry a water bottle wherever you go. If you feel any sign of exhaustion, immediately gulp down a glass of cold water.
Dress to let your skin breathe
During summer, itÔÇÖs imperative that your wear natural light coloured clothes. White and light coloured clothes reflect back the heat, but the dark coloured ones absorb the scorching sunÔÇÖs wrath. Loose fitting clothes in natural fibres such as cotton or linen are the best way to ward off heat and enable good air circulation. These kinds of clothes let your skin breathe. Never forget to wear a hat or scarf to protect your head from the direct heat. Apply plenty of sunscreen to your skin atleast twenty minutes prior to heading out.
There is nothing as delicious as a triple scoop ice cream, softy or a popsicle to make you drool during the summer season. With mouth- watering flavours ranging right from fruity, zesty sorbet to savoury gelato, children and adults rush for their frozen-treat fix.
Get cool splashes
Summer is the best season to indulge in aqua play, water slides, raft rides and much more at water amusement parks such as Dreamland, Wadi Adventure, Yas Waterworld etc. You can also beat the heat by lazing around the beach or indulging in water sports such as scuba diving, fly boarding and jet skiing along the coastline. Enjoy ice ski runs with parading penguins, toboggan slides on ice rinks, and several other cool activities to beat the heat.
Another easy way to escape the heat is to hang out in the air conditioned malls and do some shopping. Carry your prepaid multi-purpose card to avoid getting stressed over payment and cash hassles.
Now get ready for an amazing summer time!