Five Ways To Stay Safe In the Summer
May 19, 2020
Summer comes with warm days, sunshine and outdoor activities. But with those things also come some dangers like sunburn, heat related issues and injuries. It's important to take precautions so that you can stay safe and enjoy the limited amount of summer months we have.
What are some things you will want to take into account?
It is important to drink plenty of water all of the time, but even more so in the heat of summer. Medical experts suggests drinking 8 eight ounce glasses of water per day. If you plan on exercising outdoors, make sure to hydrate before you workout as well as frequently hydrating during and after your workouts as well. Having a water bottle in tow on a walk or run is also very important.
Protect Your Skin
Apply sunscreen liberally to your skin. You want to make sure you are using a sunscreen that has a minimum of a SPF 15 and are applying it 30 minutes to an hour before you go outside. It's important to frequently reapply sun protectant after even an hour in the sun and especially after being in the water. There is also clothing that comes with its own SPF rating and can further help protect you from sunburn. You should also consider wearing a full brim cap or baseball hat to further protect your head and face from the sun.
Be Aware of Bugs and Insects
One of the very few drawbacks of the summer season are the bugs and insects that emerge and can wreak havoc on an enjoyable day! Bee stings are not only painful, but can be very serious for those that are allergic to their stings. Mosquitoes come out in droves in many parts of the country. What can certainly be an enjoyable moment outdoors can be ruined by pesky mosquitoes looking to feast on your exposed body parts. Having bug spray on hand can help you avoid the annoying itch that comes along with mosquito bites.
With summer vacation and activities come many opportunities for kids to be active. Things like riding bikes, skateboards and scooters are a common daily activity for most children. Kids flock to playgrounds, pools and other entertainment venues to have some fun and burn off steam. With these things come the risk of injuries like skinned knees, cuts and bruises. Having a first aid kit on hand is vital to protecting and sanitizing the wounds immediately after they happen. This helps avoid infections from setting in. Most first aid kits come with band aids, antiseptic and first aid cream.
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