Keeping Safe In The Summer Heat
During summer, you want to make the most of the summer sun before the chilly fall weather sets in. Summer always seems to rush by, and the colder months drag along. Understandably, this would make you want to stay out longer in the sun, getting that tan in as much as you can before you have to pack the shorts away.
As you enjoy time in the sun, be sure to stay safe in the heat of summer. It is likely that one can get sunstroke, heat stroke or even a nasty sunburn if you do not take the following precautions.
- Take lots of fluids
During summer, you are bound to lose more water through perspiration than in the colder months. It is wise to keep a cold drink close by and sip from it often; do not wait until you are thirsty to drink. Furthermore, avoid alcoholic and sugary drinks because they can actually dehydrate you! The best drink to reach for is a cool bottle or glass of water. However, you should avoid very cold drinks as these are known to cause stomach cramps.
- Stay indoors
What? Stay indoors during summer? Well, when the temperatures are really high, especially in the early afternoons, you should stay away from the direct sun. By staying indoors, you can choose to take your outdoor fun indoors to a mall for some shopping or a movie theatre to catch the latest blockbuster. A few hours in an air-conditioned area will help your body to stay cooler once you get back outside under the sun.
- Your dressing
During summer, choose light-weight, airy fabrics to keep your skin free from any build-up of sweat. Furthermore, you should wear clothes that are loose-fitting and have light colors, not dark colors. It is a widely proven fact that dark colors absorb heat while light colors deflect it away from you. Additionally, you should put on a wide-brimmed hat to protect your head, face, neck, and shoulders from the sun’s glare. Don’t forget to put on some sunscreen with a high UV filter to protect your skin.
- Children and pets
Keep children and pets in shady areas away from the direct glare of the sun. Ensure that you apply child-sensitive sun-screen on your children before you step out with them. Furthermore, ensure that they are well hydrated by keeping them on fluids continually. Do not, under any circumstances, leave children or pets in a locked car even for a few minutes, this is very dangerous.
If you observe these tips, you are sure to enjoy your summer without rushing to the ER this year. Another great way to keep safe in the summer heat is renting any one of our waterslides which come with a shaded area to protect you from the sun as you keep cool in the water. We have a wide variety of waterslides that can fit in your backyard for some cooling summer fun. Contact us today and we will be sure to provide you with what you need this summer.
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