Is the summer heat driving you up the wall? Do you feel like you are baking every time you step outdoors or worse still, sweating buckets? Are you aching to douse yourself with ice cold water and beat the heat? Sweat err… fret not because we give you a complete guide to help you keep cool while the temperatures rise this summer!
During summer, your body loses maximum amount of water through perspiration. That’s why it becomes even more important to drink loads of water during this season to replenish your store. So if you are used to drinking about eight glasses of water a day, up that to 12! What’s more, include water in your diet through juices, stews and broths.
Binge on fruits like watermelon, grapefruit, pineapple, pears and other citrus fruits that are cooling and have high water content. Have a glass of fruit juice with your breakfast daily. You could also carry a box of fruit salad to work and have it as a mid-day snack. This will ensure you get the maximum nutrients from these fruits.
Apply sunscreen about half an hour before you step out and keep re-applying every three hours or so. Use a sunscreen with SPF 15, or SPF 30 if you are outdoors for long. Choose a sunscreen that suits your skin. For example, if you have oily skin, use an oil-free sunblock but as you get older, move on to a vitamin-enriched one. For working women, a moisturiser/sunblock combination works best.
While they may be a great style statement, sunglasses are a summer necessity. You don’t want to get crow’s feet and wrinkles from all that squinting in the sun, now do you? Invest in a pair that has 100% UV protection and not just fashion value. While you are at it, buy yourself a stylish summer hat to protect your face from the glare of the sun.
As far as possible stay indoors. But if work requires you to step out, opt for a convenient mode of transport (read: your own car or an A/C cab). Also make sure to leave early and return at sunset so that you miss the afternoon sun which is most damaging to your skin. Remember, the 12 to 4pm sun is the worst and can even cause a heat stroke.
Apart from the heat, the dust has been causing throat infections, bronchitis and laryngitis too. So take precautions – hold a scarf around your mouth when traveling and avoid drinking chilled water when you are just back from the outdoor heat. The change in body temperature could affect your throat and voice box. Don’t forget your insect repellents as insect infections and mosquito bites are common in the summer.
There’s nothing like a cold shower on a summer’s day. In fact, you could indulge in two or three showers to cool off. A cooling shower gel (and face wash) with mint or tea tree oil extracts will not just relax you but leave you with a tingly fresh feeling. Just make sure not to stand in front of the air-conditioner just after.
BlackBerry devices are being battered in the international markets, but they are doing quite well in India. BlackBerry smartphones and mobile phones have been embraced by young Indians as a tool to stay connected.
In recent new, RIM CEO has mention that the company will change its main focus to business customers and will only go after targeted parts in the consumer market. Throughout the web, some positive vibe has been spread in regards with RIM’s change in plans. However, there is still time until then and there are new generation BlackBerry devices which will launch sometime in the near future.
A recently revealed BlackBerry device is the Curve 9220 and we have learned from our retailer sources that the device will launch later in the third week of April (between 18th and 20th) and will be priced around 6,000 INR. Another revelation (although quite obvious) is that the device will be targeted to the youth and the low cost will help it reach the masses.
The device is expected to come with BlackBerry OS 7 and as we already know it will sport a 2 megapixel camera, WiFi connectivity (no 3G), 2.44-inch QVGA resolution display, FM radio and expandable memory up to 32GB using a microSD card.
Do let us know what you think about this upcoming BlackBerry mobile phone.