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The attention towards the human body's physiological ability to adapt to hot and cold conditions has been ever-growing for several decades due to global warming, which subsequently leads to changing weather patterns.
Due to recent changes in the Earth's climate, hot days feel hotter and colder days feel colder than usual. Along with natural disasters such as hurricanes, changing seasons can confuse our bodies making us ill. In India especially we've had extreme heatwaves followed by intense monsoons followed by excessive colds - all of which impact health heavily.
 
The human body houses various thermoregulatory mechanisms to combat extreme external temperatures. The goal of these thermoregulatory mechanisms is to keep our internal body temperature balanced. More research has been revealed about the effects of climate change on humans. It's proving to have a huge impact and it isn't looking good for us. 

Extreme temperatures are one of the major challenges to human adaptation capacity to maintain a balanced core body temperature.

Unpredictable Changes

With the transition from summer to monsoon comes certain changes in weather such as temperature, wind velocity, and intensity which lead to different types of ailments. These include water-borne diseases, thyroid problems, and fever. This changing weather leads to a weaker immune system so we need to invest in strengthening immunity. Exposure to extreme cold weather often has unpleasant consequences. It can cause your blood vessels to constrict, raising the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Your blood pressure will most likely go up when you are exposed to colder temperatures. Exposure to extreme climates has been found to disrupt one's circadian rhythm - leading to moodiness, insomnia, sleeplessness, overeating, and depression.

Emotional Disbalance

Extreme heat can lead to many adverse effects on your emotional well-being like disturbed sleep cycle, decreased productivity, and increased mood swings. Extreme cold weather brings along its share of struggles for many people. It has the power to make you feel vulnerable and is often hard on both your body and your mental health.

How To Deal With Climate Change?

  • Stick to the outdoors instead of air-conditioned homes because it gives you a clearer understanding of what the weather is really like. Artificial settings can muddle your senses and confuse your body.
  • Eat seasonal fruits and vegetables. Local and seasonal food will always contain ingredients best suited for each season while additionally boosting your immunity during the specific time of year! For instance, mangoes and watermelons grow in summer to enhance your immunity for the upcoming monsoon.
  • Adopt meditation, yoga, and other stress management techniques when you feel depressed or anxious. Not only that, certain yoga positions can help support, balance, and boost the immune system.
  • We need to make sure people know about the threats climate change poses. It affects everything, from how we live to how we work. Taking action now will allow us to avoid worst-case scenarios in the future. It's worth it for community health and to help put less strain on the healthcare system.