4 Tips For Summer Safety
Many of us love to get out and about during summer. Warmer weather brings trips to the beach, walks in the park, and backyard barbecues with friends and family. But it’s important to take care in the Australian summer sun. So, follow these helpful tips to stay safe and healthy this summer.
1. KEEP HYDRATED
It’s essential to stay hydrated all year round. But it’s especially important to stay hydrated during summer. High temperatures can quickly cause dehydration, so keep an eye on your water intake when it’s warm. It may also be helpful to avoid dehydrating foods and beverages, such as alcohol or caffeine.
2. KEEP COOL
Avoid overheating and stay cool and comfortable during warm weather. Take cool showers or baths to fight off the heat and aim to stay in air-conditioned environments if possible. Eat fresh, cool foods if appropriate, like salads and fruit. And when venturing outside, always seek shade and minimise your time in direct sunlight.
3. STAY PROTECTED
There are many ways to protect yourself in the Australian sun; regularly apply sunscreen with high SPF before sun exposure. Wear sensible clothing that covers as much skin as possible and invest in a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face, neck and ears. You may also find more insects are active during the summer months. So, it may be beneficial to apply an insect repellent before leaving the house.
4. STAY INFORMED
Summer can bring about heatwaves, storms, and wild weather in Australia. Keep an eye on the weather forecast each day, and act accordingly. In warm weather, avoid venturing outside during the hottest hours (usually 11 am to 3 pm). Note the UV index predictions for the day and dress for protection when needed. And stay in a safe environment if thunderstorms or strong winds are predicted.
Could you use help to stay safe this summer? Here at After-Care, we offer a range of in home care services to keep you happy and healthy. We can help with dressing for sun safety, keeping cool, keeping hydrated and more. Click here to learn more about out our in home care services or contact us today.
Note: for advice on hydration, nutrition, and topical products such as sunscreen and insect repellent, always consult your regular GP.