With sandy toes, salty hair, and a sunkissed nose summer brings boundless joy and warmth. The longer days and soaring temperatures never fail to be an excuse for beach days and pool parties. But hold on your horses! With the blazing sun comes scorching out-turns. So arm up with the right weapons. Get the checklist right, slip on your coolest sunglasses, and soak up the sun to create an unforgettable summer!
1. Are You All Game, Safety for Summerholics!
Summer is all about holidays and having fun on the beaches and mountains. However, with summer comes the danger of high heat and heat strokes, and the death toll of heat strokes can leave you startling. If your body cannot adapt to the heat and cool off properly, you could get sick from it. So take every precaution to stay hydrated and cool. Overheating your body is not worth it!
2. Say No to Sizzlers, Yes to Coolers!
Air conditioning is the best way to beat the summer heat. In high-risk areas, make sure to stay in facilities well equipped with air conditioning. Do not rely on fans. Invest in a good air conditioner and make sure to stay in as much as possible.
3. Sip, Sweat, Repeat
Do not wait until you are thirsty, instead, consume more water than usual. Intake of enough fluids prevents dehydration. Muscle cramping and headache are the early signs of dehydration or fluid loss from the body. Avoid caffeinated beverages, alcohol, carbonated drinks, and drinks containing high sugar content.
4. Stay Sun-Smart
Never step out in the sun without sun-protective gear. Always apply a generous amount of sunscreen all over your body, and wear clothes that are loose and made of lightweight fabrics like cotton. Always carry a hat or umbrella to protect yourself from direct exposure to sun rays. Cover your eyes with shades whenever in the sun. What can be a better excuse to slay in your super cool sunglasses?
5. Cool Is the New Hot!
Plan outdoor activities properly. It should be planned according to the local weather updates. All safety measures should be followed to prevent heat strokes. Cool showers and baths should be taken to brush away the high heat. Any physical activity or exercise should be planned during the morning or evening when the temperature is cooler. Always carry a water bottle whenever you are outside or exercising.
6. Safe Summer Lasts Forever!
This Summer, let us learn the signs and symptoms of heat stroke and heat exhaustion and save the lives of our dear and near ones. Heat strokes cause high body temperature without sweats, headache, nausea, dizziness, increased pulse rate, and unconsciousness. Heat exhaustion leads to fatigue, muscle cramps, sweating, and weakness. In such situations, provide a cool and shady place for the patient, provide a sponge bath or cool bath, and seek medical attention wherever applicable.
The long warm days of summer are meant to have fun and be cherished with the ones you hold dear. Do remember to prioritize their safety along with yours. Make sure they remain hydrated and never leave children or pets unattended in closed vehicles. The summer is too short to stay sick, so gear up and bask in the summer warmth where falling sick does not stand a chance!