Heading out for a hike, camping, down the shore, or just to the neighborhood pool? There are so many ways to enjoy the great outdoors and warm weather.
Follow these simple easy tips to avoid bug bites, sunburn, and other pesky problems.
Make Yourself Unattractive
To insects, that is. Scented soaps, perfumes, and hair sprays can attract mosquitoes and other biting bugs.
Also, avoid areas where insects nest or gather, such as pools of still water, uncovered foods, and gardens where flowers are in bloom. Use bug spray with DEET. The chemical wards off ticks (which can carry Lyme disease) and mosquitoes (which can spread West Nile virus).
Use the 20-Minute Rule
Drink water at least every 20 minutes. To prevent heat stress and heat stroke, adults and children should stay hydrated when outside on hot and humid days.
Use a “broad-spectrum” sunscreen. That means it will screen out both UVB and UVA rays. And wear a hat with a 3 inch brim.
Find out more about how to stay safe this summer while still being active and having fun at the KTB Healthy MorningArea during the BCA Hospitality Breakfast on July 27th featuring Siri Lindley. This month’s Healthy Morning partner is PK Wellness Matters.