Drink plenty of water in order to keep your body hydrated, and from overheating or heat stroke during the humid, high temperatures.
Protect your skin by wearing sunscreen if you are outside for a long duration of time – especially when gardening, taking a walk, or even relaxing by the pool. Wear a hat to limit the exposure of sunlight to your face and neck, as these two areas are highly sensitive to prolonged effects from the ultraviolet and infrared rays of the sun.
Limit exercise and strenuous activity on high heat days. By adding more stress on the body, your body works harder to keep cool and stay at an average body temperature. Overall, any prolonged activities out in the sun could turn life-threatening to a senior citizen. At outdoor social gathering and one doesn’t take proper coverage from the sun to beach days without an umbrella and sunblock. These are the do not and matters could turn detrimental so be careful this summer!
Be sure to take breaks in order for your body to cool down. Resting is beneficial! On the hottest days of summer, be sure to stay hydrated, put on some sunblock, then hydrate some more! If you’re exposed to the elements of infrared rays and ultraviolet rays, take time to go inside your home to relax and drink some water.
Checking in with family, friends, and neighbors regularly during heat waves are a great way to ensure an elderly family member’s safety from the solar elements. During these hot spells – heat strokes, heat fatigue/lethargic characteristics can happen abruptly, so it’s important to be a cohesive community to help one another. Check up on our neighbors – especially the elderly or disabled – to ensure they are safe and let’s all enjoy this wonderful summer safely!
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