Five Tips for Staying Safe in the Summer Heat

Now that summer is in full swing, and the temperatures are soaring across most of the country, it’s only natural to want to be outdoors and enjoying the sun as much as possible. The season tends to go by in a blink of an eye, and with so many fabulous outdoor activities to enjoy; staying indoors probably isn’t high on the priority list. Of course, with all that outdoor time, it is important to think about how you plan to stay safe in the summer heat. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can creep up on you real fast and range from relatively mild, to rather serious and require immediate medical attention.

So, how can you make the most of summer while staying safe? Here’s a look at five tips for staying safe in the blazing summer heat.

Stay Hydrated

Hydration is important any time of year, but in the summer your body loses hydration at a much faster rate. Chances are you sweat a lot more on a hot summer day, which means you're losing water at a very fast rate. Water is always the best option when it comes to hydrating, but if you're looking to give it an extra boost you can add Celery Refresh - Celery Juice Powder to your water.

Celery juice is known for containing tons of phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals which do a great job of not only hydrating your body, but also your mind. It helps to aid in digestion and it works like an antioxidant. It’s truly a great way to take a simple glass of water and elevate its benefits.

Wear the Proper Clothing

The next tip is to dress accordingly. The best clothing for hot weather is loose, lightweight natural fabrics in light colors. Think fabrics such as cotton and bamboo. You will also want to be sure to wear a hat in order to protect your head from getting sunburnt. It will also help to keep your body a bit cooler in general.

As for footwear, the same approach – lightweight, breathable shoes is best. If you’re the type whose feet swell in the heat, it can be smart to wear a pair of shoes that gives you a bit extra wiggle room.

Always Use SPF Protection

It doesn’t have to be a hot or even sunny day in order to wear SPF protection. Sunscreen is something that should be worn year-round, but in the hot summer months you may want wear a stronger one and you’ll definitely need to reapply more often. Remember, sunscreen needs to be reapplied approximately every 80-90 minutes, and directly after swimming.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Shade

While it’s great to soak up that summer sun, it’s also important to recognize when enough is enough. There is nothing wrong with sitting in the shade rather than the sun. You’ll still enjoy being outdoors, but you won’t risk sunburn or overheating.

Keep in mind on particularly hot days with a high humidex, the shade made not even be enough. Instead you may need to take frequent breaks indoors with the air conditioning.

Remember Kids and Pets Feel the Heat Faster

As a final tip, it's important to note that kids and pets will feel the heat faster, which means you need to be extra careful where they are concerned. Make sure they stay well hydrated and protected from the sun as much as possible.

Enjoy the Summer Sun Without Fear

By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to enjoy the summer sun all season long without any fears. It’s all about playing it safe and being aware of what your body needs.

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