5 Tips for a Secure and healthy Summer

The summer is here! As you’re soaking up the sun and planning your list of summertime fun things to do, be sure to keep your safety and health in mind. We’ve put together the following five tips for health and wellness to ensure that you and your family have a healthy and safe summer!

1. Beat the Heat

The summer heat is not just an uncomfortable sweaty annoyance and can even be deadly. As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extreme summer heat causes about 65,000 people into the emergency room every year. It can happen when the body isn’t able to adequately cool down following vigorous exercise or extended exposure to heat outdoors.

A healthy and safe summer would not be complete without soaking up the sun safely. Be aware of these three words when you’re facing summer heat water. Rest. Shade. Being properly hydrated, limiting physical exertion and taking regular breaks to avoid the sun are easy, but effective ways to make sure you’re protected in the sun.

2. Guard Yourself

The COVID-19 pandemic in the world is definitely a new threat that we’re confronted with this summer. COVID-19 could mean cancelled travel, fewer scheduled activities, and challenges to the balance of work and life. For some things, it appears as if the summer season is slipping off.

The most important thing is to ensure that we stay secure and contribute to stop it down so that summers to come aren’t affected. Be sure to keep your social distance and keep your distance from large crowds. Put on a mask while out and about to safeguard yourself and others within your community. Everyday, we get to know more about COVID-19’s working and the most recent guidelines are regularly communicated through the CDC.

3. The Swat To Get Summer Away Pests

Summer is a time to think of running after lightning bugs and butterflies … and being eaten alive by mosquitoes. Insects that bite, such as fleas ticks and mosquitoes form the rigors of summer spent outside. Although most of the time, these bugs are nuisances but ticks and mosquitoes are able to transmit disease.

A repellent for your clothes, skin, and even on your camping tent is the most effective protection against insects in the summer. Other recommendations include walking toward the middle of the trail, avoid the tall grass and the brush whenever you can and showering within 2 hours of going out in an area that could be a breeding ground for ticks. Following your excursion, be certain to wash your clothes using hot water, and air dry with the highest heat setting, too.

4. A Healthy and Safe Summer Begins at the Table

The old saying goes, “you are what you consume.” What would it not be great to bring the warm light of summer onto your table? In general, eating seasonal produce can provide a lot of advantages. The produce that’s seasonal is higher in nutritional value since the food is given time to reach its peak of the season prior to being harvested. This gives the fruits or vegetables to absorb its nutrients as it develops, and it can also make the food taste more delicious! Beyond the health benefits, shopping during the season can be healthy and cost-effective option. An increase in your local economy if shop at farmer’s markets and local, and an increase in the immune system.

Summer is the perfect moment to enjoy fresh products! Take advantage of these tasty seasonal offerings, such as Blueberries Asparagus, watermelon, asparagus squash, broccoli, and blueberries, to mention some.

5. Protect Yourself from the Sun

The dangers of summer sun don’t limit to the heat it generates! The sun’s rays can be particularly hot in summer, making it crucial to take special precautions to protect yourself. The sun’s harsh rays are especially damaging on our eyes as well as our skin. Solution: sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses!

A dermatologist will advise you to apply sunscreen daily to ensure a lifetime of healthy skin. However, during the summer months, it is recommended to apply sunscreen frequently all day. Particularly if you’re spending long periods of time outside. Experts suggest applying sunscreen for 30 minutes prior to exposure to the sun to ensure that the sunscreen will be absorbed by your skin, and then applying it after each two-hour period of sun exposure. This helps protect your skin from sunburn and decreases the chance of developing skin cancer. Eyes that are sensitive to light and regular wear of sunglasses will reduce the likelihood that cataracts will develop and macular degeneration.

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