Summer season has started and several cities are sweltering in the heat wave during the month of March. Rich people can enjoy the comfort of air conditioner in their homes and cars while traveling whereas middle-class and lower middle class go for taking frequent bath to beat the heat and consume watermelon and fruit juices. Fortunately, Navi Mumbai is having sufficient water supply through Morbe Dam and other resources. So far we have witnessed the shortage of power and water supply. It is better to take precautions while traveling out in the hot sun. By keeping the windows open we can get fresh air instead of keeping it closed all the time. Cold water bath before going to sleep will give you a sigh of relieve from the hot and humid atmosphere. Air cooler in this part of the country will not provide much solace from the sweltering heat.
Summer is very much enervating and people die of Sun Stroke during hot this season. This time round the year the mercury is touching 40 degree centigrade and residents of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai face heat waves. People would like to stay indoors as the outside heat is unbearable. However, people staying at home also face the humid conditions as there are power cuts in some of the areas on regular basis.
The best way to beat the heat is take cold water bath. Pour cold water on your head as it will reduce the body heat drastically. Instead of using air-conditioner to reduce room heat it is better to have cold water bath. Water melon is a good remedy to reduce cold. Orange/Mosambi juice is also a good alternative. Tender coconut is preferred mostly. Instead of consuming ice and ice creams juices, water based items are good for the health. While driving and going for an outing it is better to carry a bottle of water with you. The tiring heat requires more consumption of water. A person requires at least 8 glasses of water during ordinary days. During summer you can increase the intake of water from 12 to 15 glasses. Lime juice with salt and little sugar is preferred for dehydration. Instead of going for bottled drink you can barley water as well. Health is wealth and one has to keep fit even during hot and humid summer season as well.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)