Prepare For Summer: Tips you should keep in Mind To Stay Healthy

This year let summer be the time for your children to laugh, play, and learn by keeping them healthy and active. Summer means heated lazy long days. But, yes, also summer is the time when most of us plan vacation and camping. Summers provides both conventional and unconventional opportunity to spend quality time with your entire family. Thus, here are some tips to keep your family safe and healthy so that you can avoid any seasonal mishaps.

Protect your kids from the sun

  • Use sunscreen to protect your child from too much sun. Remember sun’s rays are strongest from10 a.m. and 4 p.m., so avoid that time or take extra care during that time.
  • Apply sunscreen once in summer is not enough, reapply every two hours, and after being in the water or sweating.
  • Get your kids dressed up in lightweight, light-colored, and cotton clothing, preferably with long sleeves and long pants. Keep their heads covered.
  • Get your kids sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection.
  • Prevent your children from playing outside with humidity is more.
  • Make sure your child drinks lots of fluids, even if they are not thirsty. Water is the best.
  • Take breaks to cool off in the shade.

Try Keep Kids Cool

During summer, temperatures increase, which results in exhaustion, and it is a huge concern. Depletion leads to fatigue, extreme thirst, muscle cramping, dizziness, vomiting, lack of sweat, and nausea. Thus, it is very important to stay cool and hydrated. Keep your kids in an air-conditioned area as much as possible.

Take Special care to avoid food poisoning

During summer, cases of food poisoning are very common, and a good number of kids suffer from it. Thus, you should take extra care regarding the food habit of your kids. If you are taking you, kids, outside, use hand sanitizers before eating anything. Also, wash all the fruits and vegetables properly before consuming them. Keep the food-preparation surfaces and utensils clean and also prepare the food thoroughly. Make sure that the food you are marinating is properly stored in the refrigerator or a cooler.

Keep bugs away:

During summer, because of the increased temperature, there is an increase in insect activities. Many insects become highly mobile that interact with us over summer. Though in summer, a peak season for bed bugs is June through October as a result of increased heat and humidity. Thus, to restrict the entrance of these unwanted houseguests during summer here are some tips for you:

  • Caulk around window frames, air conditioning units, plumbing pipes & dryer vents
  • Repair all the gaps
  • Install door sweeps at thresholds
  • Use natural bug repellents that are useful inside and outside the home.
  • Don’t leave out dirty dishes undone.
  • Use fine mesh screens in windows.

Stay Away from Infection:

Summer is also known as the season of a lot of infections and allergies. Thus, you need to be extra conscious and take prevention accordingly to stay safe and healthy. To remain unaffected from germs and bacteria’s that cause infection, you can opt for some handy home remedies. This summer, try handy home remedies for the common cold such as decoction of tulsi leaves, ajwain, ginger, palm jaggery, jeera seeds, turmeric, and pepper. You can also start eating a few cloves of garlic each day, it effectively fight off all sorts of bacteria, viruses and infections.

Get Dressed Up in Light Cloths

In summers, always wear clothes with full sleeves and light in colors that help the skin cells to stay safe. As it protects the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun that causes tanning and even sunburn. Excessive exposure to UV rays can cause also result in premature aging of the skin. You will also notice signs of sun damage in form of wrinkles, liver spots, solar elastosis, actinic keratosis, and leathery skin. In addition to this, many people also suffer from various eye related diseases.

Say Yes to Bath

In summer, taking a bath can also help you and your kids to stay fit. It is advised that it’s better to have bath 2-3 times a day in summer. Actually, this helps in lowering the heat effect and it is a fun way to keep them busy in summer vacation. Moreover, swimming not only helps in keeping the body hydrated but also, it’s a great form of workout that has various health benefits.

Stay Under Shades

It is completely impossible to stay always inside the home, you will definitely have work outside and need to move out in the hot sun. Thus, whenever you are going out in the streets, always choose to move into the shades. Best is to carry umbrellas or wear hats to protect yourself from direct sun heat. Give these tips to your kids also so that they can also take care of themselves.

Don’t Forget Your Sunglasses

To avoid strain on eyes due to excessive heat on a sunny day, use sunglasses when going out. There are many people who consider sunglasses as a sort of fashion accessory, but these are very helpful in keeping our eyes comfortable from the intense sunlight. Moreover, wearing sunglasses is extremely important to protect the eyes from harsh and damaging UV rays. But you should make sure that you are using good quality brand sunglasses to avoid other harmful effects. Make sure that not only you but your kids too are wearing sunglasses to ensure the safety of their eyes.
I hope these simple tips will help you out to take good care of your child’s health this summer and keep them healthy throughout the season.

Content Reviewed by – Asian Hospital Medical Editors