How to stay safe in summer

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After the dark and dreary days of winter and the changeable weather that spring often brings, the summer is (usually!) a time to get outside and make the most of the best that the UK has to offer.

Whether you’re heading down to an idyllic beach in Cornwall, off to a nearby beauty spot in the Lake District for a picnic, or taking part in an adrenaline-fuelled activity, warmer temperatures make everything more enjoyable.

To ensure you can make the most of this period, it’s worth having an understanding of the potential risks you could be exposed to.

We’ve pulled together a few tips so you can keep the fun flowing this summer and avoid any unwanted accidents or issues.

Stay hydrated

When the temperature cranks up several degrees, drinking water becomes more important than ever.

Our bodies are around 60% water and we tend to lose more of those fluids during the summer months through increased sweating. Therefore, it’s important to stay hydrated.

Drinking water also has a range of health benefits, so it’s a good habit to be in all year round.

Stay protected

Sunscreen is essential to stop your skin from suffering damage when exposed to harmful UV rays during the summer. However, personal protection goes far beyond that.  

The warmer weather will no doubt make you want to get outside, with long walks and bike rides the activities of choice for anyone from individuals to big families.

If you choose to go for a cycle and your route takes you along the road, make sure everyone is kitted out with the appropriate safety gear. That way, less damage is likely to be done if you’re unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident and it’s not your fault.

Stay in the shade

We all aim to make as much of the sun as we can when it finally graces these shores, but excessive exposure to direct sunlight can be dangerous. Try to stick to the shade between 11am and 3pm, which is when the sun is at its hottest.

If you’re unable to take cover under a parasol during those times, keep a hat handy. This will help you stay cool and stop you from overheating.

Watch for signs of heat exhaustion

Should you start to experience symptoms like a headache, dizziness or fast breathing, you could be suffering from heat exhaustion.

You must do what you can to cool down quickly, otherwise it could turn into heatstroke and that would need to be treated as an emergency.

Familiarise yourself with the signs so you can act quickly.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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Deborah
Deborah
2 months ago

thanks. those tips are very important. also wouldnt mind to get advices about how to save my hair alive and shiny, sun usually makes my hair very dry( anybody know?

Agnes
Agnes
2 months ago

I think almost every girl is worrying about how her hair looks. We can see an extensive selection of care cosmetics. Have you checked keratin treatment at home ? As I know, many hairdressers are doing procedures with keratin. But unfortunately, not always we can afford to visit a good beauty salon.