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In India, summer is synonymous with holidays. But it also comes with certain challenges. With summers knocking at the door, it is important to be prepared to deal with heat-waves and stay hydrated in the scorching heat. Given that 60% of the human body is composed of water, it is obvious that water is an indispensable life force. It is integral to your digestive, skin, hair and nail health. Not drinking enough water can cause dehydration, which can lead to fatigue, dizziness, heat-stroke, or even fainting spells.

You may face increased risk of dehydration if you choose to travel in summers for various reasons:

* During long-haul flights, passengers may experience a lack of humidity in the plane’s cabin air, which leads to dehydration in some people.

* Heavy sweating due to prolonged heat exposure also deprives the body of fluids and electrolytes. When you travel, you are more likely to be outdoors and to sweat. And if you don’t compensate adequately, the risk of dehydration increases.

* Another common health problem faced by travellers during summer is diarrhoea (due to contaminated food or water), which goes hand in hand with dehydration.

If you are planning to spend your holidays in summer, make sure to prioritise your health. Some of India’s most popular tourist places to visit in April include Jaipur, Agra, Mumbai and Coorg, and these places can turn warm quite unexpectedly. Hence, one must be prepared.

Here are a few hydration tips that can be handy while you are travelling during summers:

* Carry water bottles every time you step out. Ensure that you have enough clean and fresh drinking water with you as while travelling, you may or may not have access to bottled drinking water.

* The duration of your journey largely determines how much water you must drink. Try to remain hydrated throughout your trip. You may take small sips of water within short breaks and avoid drinking excess water at one time.

* Be aware of how much you are sweating. The more you sweat, the more fluids you’ll need to replenish.

* Remember the carbonated beverages, colas, processed sugary drinks, coffee and tea are popular beverages, but are by no means substitutes for water.

* While you might be tempted to grab a cold beer or an alcoholic drink while travelling, balance it out with adequate water intake to avoid becoming dehydrated.

* Try consuming foods that have high water content. Fruits are ideal for this, such as apples, cantaloupes and peaches. Coconut water or buttermilk are also great options.

* Watch out for warning signs like sunken eyes, dark urine, muscle cramps, or fatigue. If you notice any of these signs, head to the shade and replenish your body with liquids and adequate rest-time.

Club Mahindra promises you the best family holiday this summer. Head to any of our 60+ resorts across India for a great time with friends and family. With large rooms, luxurious amenities, unique experiences and the best hospitality standards, you are guaranteed a memorable summer holiday with us!

 

About Mahindra Holidays

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited (MHRIL), India’s leading player in the leisure hospitality industry, offers quality family holidays as also stated by Club Mahindra Resort Reviews, primarily through vacation ownership memberships. While Club Mahindra Membership Fees gives you an opportunity to explore your holidays across the world, the other brands offered by the company are – Club Mahindra Resorts Fundays and Svaastha Spa. As on Mar 31, 2019, MHRIL has 100+ resorts across India and abroad and its subsidiary, Holiday Club Resorts Oy, Finland, a leading vacation ownership company in Europe has 33 resorts across Finland, Sweden and Spain. Visit us at www.clubmahindra.com

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