Avoid the scorch with these cool tips!

National Heat Awareness Day

Let's celebrate National Heat Awareness Day, that occurs on May 31! It's a reminder from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Weather Service to stay cool and safe in the heat. With a few simple steps, we can all beat the heat and enjoy the summer sun without worry.

Here are 5 tips on beating the heat this summer:

  • Stay hydrated—your body depends on it: As the temperatures rise, it's crucial to keep your water intake up. In addition to water, consider adding electrolyte-rich drinks to your routine to replenish what you lose through sweating. Dehydration can sneak up on you, so make it a habit to sip fluids throughout the day, not just when you feel thirsty.
  • Dress light: Opt for loose-fitting, breathable clothing. Think of airy fabrics like cotton or linen that allow your skin to breathe. Not only will you feel cooler, but you'll also reduce the risk of heat-related discomfort or even heat rash.
  • Sunscreen up: Sunscreen isn't just for the beach days; it's your daily armor against harmful UV rays. Make it a non-negotiable part of your skincare routine, and don't skimp on application. Remember to reapply every few hours, especially if you spend extended time outdoors. Your future self will thank you for warding off sunburns and lowering your risk of skin cancer.
  • Time it right: Avoiding the scorching sun during its peak hours is a smart move for your comfort and health. If possible, schedule outdoor activities for the cooler mornings or evenings.
  • Pace yourself: Summer is about taking it easy, so don't push yourself too hard in the heat. Save the high-intensity workouts for cooler times of the day and opt for gentler activities during the midday heatwave. Whether it's a stroll in the shade or a refreshing dip in the pool, find ways to stay active without overexerting yourself.

With these tips, you can make the most of summer while staying safe and comfortable. Enjoy the sunshine responsibly!

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