Summer Health Tips
Summertime is usually a fun time, as we go on family vacations and excursions. But the intense heat can make people lazy all day long. Scorching sun depreciates body water level and can bring on seasonal mishaps like sunstroke, severe dehydration, and more.
Extensive care is mandatory during the summer. Keeping them indoors is not possible if you have small kids, so giving proper nutrition to combat heat effects is the smartest thing to do. If any of your family members or people near you get sunstroke, refer to urgent care immediately.
Here are some practical tips to keep your family happy and healthy during the peak of the sun.
How to protect kids from summer heat?
- The sun rays are intense from 10 am to 4 pm; try to keep your child indoors or else apply sunscreen every time they step out.
- Applying sunscreen just once won’t work; reapply it every 2 hours to protect skin from UV rays. Dress up your little one with cotton garments that are full-sleeve and cover their head with a cap. Buy them eye gear with sun protection.
- Make sure they consume enough fluids to keep them hydrated. Water is the best drink.
- Don’t let your kid play outdoors when the humid level is high.
Some common tips to cool off the summer heat
Summers are intense, from rashes to dehydration leading to jaundice complicates one’s health. To keep yourself and your loved ones safe and thriving, follow specific summer rules strictly like drinking plenty of water, carrying caps or umbrellas while going outside, and more.
Here are some more tips to make your summer carefree and healthy.
Eat greens to avoid food poisoning
Summer usually brings endless problems like food poisoning. It is common in kids and teens who often love junk food from roadside trucks. If you are taking your kid outside to eat, make sure to use a sanitizer or try to wash their hand before eating anything.
Try to convince them to eat more greens and fruits like watermelon, cucumber, leafy vegetables, beetroot, and asparagus. Clean the vegetables twice before using and sterilize the utensils you use for preparation to kill unwanted bacteria and germs. Also, make sure everything you store is in a cool and dry place. Refrigerate perishable items and consume them within the expiration date. If anyone near you is experiencing symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea with jitters, consult primary care immediately to manage symptoms.
Keep distance from bugs
Summer outdoor activities are indeed fun, from hiking to forest camping; outdoors during summer are prone to bugs and Insects that can cause severe skin imitation with swelling and painful sessions. If you are planning a trip to Wood’s this summer, make sure to carry specific insecticides and insect repellent ointments to be safe while you enjoy the outdoor breeze.
- Some common safety measures
- Install door sweeps
- Do not leave dirty dishes in the sink for long
- Use more natural insect repellent
- Fine mesh screen installation in the window
- Repair every visible gap
- Spray chemical repellent near AC and dryer vents, window frames, and plumbing pipes