Summer ain’t over yet—and this sun is strong, folks. We have to enjoy the great outdoors while we can. After all, we spend a good 8 months shut inside thanks to our robust Midwest winters. But the heat can be just as dangerous as the snow and ice if we’re not careful.
Whether you’re sunbathing or partaking in the glory of the Great Lakes, think about taking some extra precautions to prevent heatstroke or sunburn in the summer:
- Wear sunblock (at least 30 SPF) and reapply regularly whether or not you feel like you’re burning.
- Drink copious amounts of water. Taking a dip in a refreshing lake can fool you into thinking you’re less overheated than you actually are. Staying hydrated will help.
- Eat lighter meals more frequently.
- Wear lighter, loose-fitting fabrics to stay cool.
- Try to avoid the outdoors during the hottest, sunniest parts of the day, or at least take shelter in a shady area.
Are you a sun worshipper, or does the heat send you scrambling for your air-conditioned home? Share your love (or hate) of the summer in the comments below. And contact us for more information on Verlinde Insurance.