Summer Health & Safety Tips
The arrival of summer means days at the pool, family picnics ad outing, basketball and other outdoor activities.
Here are some summer health & safety tips to keep your family fit and healthy in the warmer months.
Drink plenty of water before, during and after physical activity to avoid dehydration. For low-calorie flavor, add a slice of your favorite fruits such as melon, oranges, berries or even cucumber or mint to a pitcher of water and refrigerate for two hours.
Protect your family from the sun
Wear wide-brimmed hats, always apply water-resistant sunscreen with at least SPF15 and reapply sunscreen every 2 hours.
Avoid intense activities between noon and 3pm when the sun is at its strongest.
Dress for the heat
Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Choose light, breathable fabric such as cotton and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.
When the heat gets unbearable, try indoor activities at your community recreation center like basketball, yoga or badminton.
Have fun and play safe
Supervise children at the pool. Children who don’t know how to swim must be required to wear life vest instead of “floats.” Always wear a life vest when in the lake or river, even if you know how to swim.
Avoid food poisoning
Food poisoning increases in the summer months because bacteria grow faster when the weather is warmer. Don’t eat food that has been left out for more than an hour.
Enjoy summer happening and be safe and don’t forget this Summer Health & Safety Tips article.