Saturday, April 22, 2017

Stay Healthy All Summer with Generika Drugstore!

Generika Drugstore sent me a thoughtful present yesterday - gifts that can protect me and my loved ones from the harmful effects of the excessive heat. I almost expected to see sunblock inside, but they've taken skincare and wellness to a whole new level. 👍

Let's reveal what's inside! 🌞

Keep your summer fun by staying healthy. Whether it's exploring the great outdoors or hitting the beach this season, it's absolutely important we take extra precautions while spending time under the sun. (Because SPF is already a must no matter what season it is!) 

Here are simple reminders to remember so you can protect yourself and your loved ones from the harmful effects of the summer season's excessive heat.

#1 The sun isn't always your friend.

While the heat starts to rise at about 9AM in the morning, the temperature is at its peak between 11AM to 3PM every day. It's best to stay indoors during this time to avoid the sun's harmful UV rays and overheating. But if you absolutely need to go out, make sure to wear loose breathable clothing and apply at least SPF 15 sunscreen to exposed parts of your body. A hat and sunglasses are a must too, as intense amounts of sunlight are harmful to your eyes.

I know that for a fact! My work schedule is moved to 11AM, and my commute has instantly turned me a shade darker after just a couple of days. -_- I used to just use an umbrella because I hate the stickiness of sunscreen, but now I always slather some on before heading out. (I'm currently using Fairywhite BB Lotion.) You can also supplement your skincare by adding Nutrawell Collagen with Astaxanthin and Hyaluronic Acid (P95/sachet) to your regimen. Its key component, Astaxanthin, works as an "internal sunscreen" and helps safeguard the skin from harmful UV rays.

Also, Generika Drugstore has their own brand of face masks! The Fair 'n' Clear Face Masks (P50 each) come in 2 variants: Whitening and Hydrating and Anti-Wrinkle.

#2 Keep cool.

The easiest way to keep cool all day is to stay hydrated. Cold water and iced (but diluted) fruit juice is best. Any drink with high amounts of sugar, or those with alcohol and caffeine should be avoided. If you're at home, stay in the coolest part of the house and keep it ventilated. Use shades or light-colored curtains to block the sunlight. And for the really hot moments in the day, don't hesitate to take a cold bath. Make sure to keep a look out for your loved ones who may be unable to cope with the heat.

It's nice to indulge in cool treats, but always be careful where you get them. I've learned it the hard way when I drank shake sold by a sidewalk vendor, only to end up really sick because the water/ice used might have been contaminated. (That happened years ago, but never again will I buy anything like that.) Nutrawell Probiotics can improve your gut health – boosting your immunity and even help prevent common summer ailments such as diarrhea.

#3 Eat healthier.

Higher temperatures are dangerous for those with existing heart conditions. And that's why this season, it's even more important to keep ourselves healthy by eating the right kind of food. This summer, when you're craving for a sweet treat – eat fresh fruit instead. When eating out or in a party, pick salads over other offerings. Just make sure you don't over indulge when putting too much dressing. And above all, add more veggies into your home-cooked meals. All of this will keep you fit, helping you better withstand the summer heat.

For those who want to improve their heart health, they can take Nutrawell Garlic + Hawthorne Berry + Gingko Biloba. This nutraceutical enhances blood circulation throughout the body and increases oxygen utilization in the heart. 

#4 Exercise wisely.

Now is not the right season to do too much cardio all at once. But if you must, do cooler cardio activities like swimming in cold water. It's also best to shorten and divide your workout time, and do them only before or after the day's hottest periods. If you want to take your exercise outside, make sure to pick shady and breezy spots. But for the summer, it is ideal to do your workouts in a properly ventilated and/or air-conditioned indoor gym.

Those seeking overall wellness will love the Actimed Multivitamins + Minerals. With its balanced formulation of vitamins and minerals, it can help the body cope even in stressful conditions. 

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