Despite the ongoing regulations in Ontario regarding COVID-19, summer is usually known for when you can go to the beach, the pool or stay outside in the yard while enjoying the fresh air. However, being outdoors and away from your home may pose some health risks as well. Some people are more susceptible to heatstroke and the onset of season-related health problems than others are. Here are some tips for staying healthy during the summer heat:
1. Wear Hats
Hats prevent heat loss and can help keep your head cooler. It will help keep the sun off your face and neck and will also provide added insulation against the heat. If you must use a hat, go for a hat that will block most sun rays. Another option is to use a baseball cap. Baseball caps naturally have a wide brim, so they will help protect your hair and ears from intense heat.
2. Wear Sunglasses
There are many different ways to protect yourself from the sun, but one of the best ways is to wear a good pair of sunglasses. Sunglasses
block out the sun’s harmful UV rays, which may lead to eye damage and even skin cancer. There are many types of sunglasses, from designer labels to common street brands. If you shop around, you can often find discount sunglasses and even designer sunglasses at wholesale prices. Choose wide-angle polarized sunglasses that will give you clearer vision and protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Another option is to wear prescription eyewear such as contacts that will give you clear vision without blocking the sunlight from your eyes. You can also consider using contact lenses as they can offer you some relief from the summer heat and, at the same time, will help protect your eyes. Like sunglasses, prescription eyewear can help minimize the harmful effects of the summer heat.
3. Try to stay out of the direct sunlight when possible.
When out in the sun, be cautious around hot tubs and swimming pools as they can make your body much hotter. Tanning beds as well, unless you want to get a permanent tan. Use sunscreen when outdoors and apply it regularly. Protect your skin with sunscreen even if you do not usually need it, as protection against sun damage is still essential. Be sure to apply sunscreen before spending any time outdoors, as exposure to the sun may potentially cause severe damage to your skin.
Protecting the skin from direct sunlight is really important. Maybe covering up the skin will help? Try wearing loose-fitting clothing. Try to wear light coloured clothes as these will reflect the sun’s heat better and keep you cooler.
4. Use of sunscreen
Sunscreens are available in many forms, including lotions, sprays, and even gel. Some contain ingredients that will prevent damage, while
others will help to protect against it. Be sure to look for water-based products and that has an SPF rating of at least 30. Sunscreens also can block harmful UV rays from directly hitting your skin without damaging it. Lotions and sprays are generally all the same, except in terms of the type of ingredients. The number one reason to use sunscreen, regardless of the time of year, is for UV protection. But there are other reasons to use sunscreen, aside from keeping your skin protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. The sun will age you faster if you don’t apply sunscreen daily. As well, the sun can have an adverse effect on your health. It can cause skin cancer, tanning, and wrinkles. You also need vitamin D for strong, healthy skin.
5. Drink a lot of water!
Summer can be quite unbearable if you don’t stay hydrated, and a big reason for this is dehydration. Dehydration during the summer heat is especially dangerous because it can make you weak, tired, and more prone to injury. To stay hydrated, it’s important that you drink water. You should aim to drink at least eight glasses of water each day. If possible, drink pure water. Hydration is a key element in staying healthy, especially during the summer heat!
Your body needs regular exercise to stay healthy. During the summer heat, you should make sure that you engage in daily exercises to stay healthy. Stair running, walking, swimming and biking are some of the best options that you have. If you are too busy to go out and do these activities, you can always carry with you your favourite workout DVDs and tapes that can keep you fit.
Have Fun and Stay Safe !
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