Here are some summer tips for surviving summer in Las Vegas:
Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated in the desert heat. Adding salt to your water can be a great way to help our bodies stay hydrated, not just any salt though. The technique involves letting a few crystals of Celtic sea salt dissolve on the tongue before drinking water to improve water absorption in the body because of the magnesium it contains. Another tip could be adding cooling herbs, herbs can bring a lot flavor into our water and make it easier and tastier to stay hydrated during the extremely hot days.
Protect Yourself from the Sun (eat your sunscreen) BUT Still Get Your Vitamin D: Vitamin D is a crucial, and essential nutrient needed to support proper bodily functioning – everything from immunity to mood to defending cells against cancer! Most of the nutrients our body needs are available through the food we eat, vitamin D is actually primarily obtained via sun exposure. So, get outside!! That being said, picking the right time of day, early mornings and duration is key during these hot summer days. For prolonged exposure, proper sun care is equally important.
We are all mostly aware of the external ways of protecting our skin- wearing sunscreen with a high SPF rating, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses to shield yourself from the intense sun rays, but fewer of us are aware of the internal ways we can protect ourselves as well. Real food is actually some of the best sunscreen around! (Mind blown!!) That’s because sunburn is a type of inflammation, and diet (and infrared sauna therapy) has a tremendous impact on inflammation in the body. Your diet can increase or decrease your skin’s sensitivity to UV rays, as well as its ability to repair itself when it does get damaged. Make sure you are eating enough anti-inflammatory foods like healthy fats rich in Omega-3s, other healthy saturated fats, veggies, and antioxidant rich foods.
When all else fails, seek shade whenever possible, especially during peak sun hours!
Dress Appropriately: Opt for lightweight, breathable clothing in light colors to help keep cool. Choose fabrics like cotton or linen that allow air circulation and wick away moisture. We carry Men’s and Women’s athleisure/athleticouture perfect for the season, so come check it out!
Eat fresh raw foods: Cooked foods increase our body temperature and require the use if the over stove and other appliances, which generate heat. Instead think of consuming smoothies or smoothie bowls, salads, cold soups, dips, etc..
Fresh foods cool the body, they are light and refreshing and tend to have a high electrolyte and water content.
Use Sunshade and Window Tints: To keep your home or car cool, invest in sunshade
covers for your windows or consider adding window tints. This will help reduce the amount of heat that enters your living space or vehicle.
Maintain a Cool Home: Ensure that your airconditioning system is in good wor
king condition and have it serviced regularly to keep your home cool. Set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature and consider using ceiling fans to help circulate the cool air.
Stay Indoors: The sun is most intense between 11am and 3pm try to avoid being outside during this time if possible. Take advantage of malls, libraries, movie theaters, or other public spaces with air conditioning to escape the heat.