As the summer sun rears its ugly head, make sure to stay safe and cool with these tips for beating the heat and staying healthy!
Take care of yourself. Heat exhaustion and fatigue from heat can be a serious issue even if you work indoors. Common symptoms include frequent headaches, feeling tired, muscle cramps, and even nausea. Don't wait until it gets serious. Be mindful of the heat and take steps to keep your health and wellness in a good place.
Dress cool. Whether you are at work or out having fun this summer, it's a good idea to dress down as much as you can. Shorts, ankle socks, skirts, and dresses are just a few ways to dress down to beat the heat when those high temps start rolling in.
Wear a hat. If you're going to walk anywhere for more than five minutes, wear a hat! Baseball caps or straw bonnets not only protect the top of our head and forehead from getting sunburned, but also protects the front of your face from the sun.
Eat something cold. Frozen treats like ice cream and popsicles are a great way to cool down in the summer time. The diary in ice cream makes you extra thirsty, so try a fresh fruit popsicle for a healthier alternative.
Water! Drinking plenty of water is a great habit to get into all year-round, but is especially important during the summer months. Dehydration can cause fatigue and headaches. Staying hydrated will also keep your joints strong, especially when those temps start hitting triple digits.
Summer can be a challenge if you are not used to the heat, but it is also a great time to get outside and be active. With some simple changes and new good habits you can be ready for the summer sun, and protect your health and be safe this summer!