Tip #1: Drink lots of water. It sounds like a lot but you need 64 ounces of water per day, plus 8 additional ounces per 30 minutes of exercise, especially of your are exercising in the heat. Keep a container water with you at all times and get into the habit of drinking water off and on all day.
Tip #2: Repel mosquitoes with vitamin B1. In 1943, Dr. Ray Shannon from St. Paul, Minnesota, reported on 10 dramatic cases of resistance to mosquitoes from taking vitamin B-1 orally. In one gentleman who was constantly ravaged by mosquitoes while trout fishing, the vitamin allowed him to return home without a single bite, while his fishing companions were covered with welts. It is recommend that you take 100 mg daily, in divided doses.
Tip #3: Ease the sting and itching of bug bites with toothpaste. Toothpaste does an amazing job reducing the discomfort of an insect bite. Just dab the irritated, the alkalinity of the baking soda in most brands of toothpaste relieves itching. The antibacterial components will prevent infection.
Tip #4: Wear sunglasses. Any sun glasses are better than nothing but studies show that yellow, amber, or orange sunglasses best protect your eyes from the summer sun. These colors do a better job of filtering out UV and blue wavelengths of light that can be harmful to your retina.
Tip #5: Limit your time outdoors on days when air quality is poor. It’s a good idea to avoid air pollution whenever you can, however, hot weather may make air pollution even more dangerous. The pairing of these two elements has the potential to increase risk of stroke by about 50 percent! Your best bet is to stay indoors on hot days when air quality is poor.
Tip #6: Cover Up. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer. Most cases are due to over exposure to the sun. You should wear sun screen everyday, even if you’re not lying out by the pool or the beach. Hats, umbrellas and cover-ups are helpful in reducing the amount of sun you are exposed to as well.