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During cold temperatures, the blood vessel narrows to reduce blood flow making the body shrink. For hot temperatures, the body increases blood flow to the skin surface thus moving the heat to the body surface which results in sweating.

The human body is one of the most delicate systems on the face of the earth, and as such needs to be treated with utmost care. One of the beauties of the human body is its ability to adapt to almost any situation it finds itself, especially at extreme temperatures. During cold temperatures, the blood vessel narrows to reduce blood flow making the body shrink. For hot temperatures, the body increases blood flow to the skin surface thus moving the heat to the body surface which results in sweating.

There are situations when the body cannot cool itself, in such instance the body's temperature increases quickly as a result of overloading of the body's temperature regulator  This leads to varying complications such as damage to the brain and other sensitive organs and illnesses such as heat stroke and dizziness. In states such as Arizona and New Mexico that are known for their arid climate, it becomes imperative for inhabitants to take precautionary measures to avoid dehydration and fainting. 

In these places, it is also very easy for the body's immune system to be compromised and thus allowing viruses to attack. Hence, the need to know how to keep the body's defenses and immune system constantly up. We shall be looking at a couple of ways to stay hydrated and well lubricated in an arid climate. 

Drinking enough water
Water is one of the most vital elements that the human body needs, it helps to keep body balance, aid digestion, help to emit toxins and invigorates the human system. Water accounts for 60% of the human body and crucial for the proper functioning of all cells. It keeps the throat moist and prevents dryness which is a common phenomenon in arid areas, which automatically reduces bad breath and cavities. 

In arid climates, it is easy to be dehydrated, thus, lowering the blood volume and putting more work on the heart to increase the blood volume which in turn increases the amount of oxygen that the cell needs. Taking enough water would eradicate all of these complications. It also helps keep the skin fresh and makes the skin elastic in arid climates. 

Nutritious eating 
The advantages of a balanced diet cannot be overemphasized as it is a complete package of goodness that the body needs. Vegetables and fruits are especially good and help to make the skin fresh irrespective of the season. Fruits and vegetables help boost cardiovascular activities and helps the heart function maximally thus reducing the chances of a breakdown in the hot arid climate. It would also help to take a lot of vitamin C and zinc, Omega-3 makes the skin smoother.

Regular exercise 
Exercise keeps the body in top shape, helps control weight, helps the body manage blood sugar and insulin levels low. It reduces the risk of heart disease and increases mental health. Exercise is a very helpful tool for an individual in an arid climate because as you work out and sweat often, it helps regulate the temperature of the body during hot periods.

Use of moisturizers
It is best advisable that your choice of lotion be that with the least amount of artificial products, this should have the least amount of alcohol derivatives, which have a drying effect on the skin and must be avoided at all costs especially for those in arid climes. Be on the lookout for lotions with natural ingredients as shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil, and aloe vera. Do well also to avoid products with glycerine.

Wear cotton materials
The best material to wear in arid climes is cotton and wool materials, this should also extend to sleep clothing too. Synthetic materials do not give the skin enough breathing space and the body's sensitivity would be higher in arid areas which can lead to skin irritations. 

Getting a medical marijuana card
Another great way to stay healthy in an arid climate, as well as access quality treatment in case of illness in Arizona, is to get a medical marijuana card. In some cases, staying in arid climes come with some amount of stress, which could lead to anxiety, and a medical marijuana card could make all the difference. 

To get a cannabis card in Arizona for example, you must first find out if you qualify. To qualify you must have a qualifying condition such as chronic pain, anxiety, hepatitis C, etc. Then visit a licensed physician, who would recommend you after evaluation. After this, you then submit an application to the Arizona Department of Health Services which would cost $150 and then get the drug. 

Conclusion
Other ingenious ways to stay healthy in arid areas include having a small indoor fountain in your apartment as this helps to moisturize the atmosphere. Another way is to also take frequent showers to help regulate your body temperature. Having plants in the surroundings would also help in increasing the much-needed oxygen to moisturize the air. Humidifiers are a great way to make the environment more conducive and thus reduce the heat. As the goal is to increase the relative humidity to about 45% and this is exactly what the humidifier would do. 

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