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Stay Safe on Hot Days This Summer

Posted on: April 30th, 2013 by Quik Shade No Comments

Summer is quickly approaching and for places like southern California the heat and sun can be very intense some days.  Of course we all want to enjoy ourselves outside at festivals, at the beach or on camping trips but the more precautions you take to stay safe in the sun the better time you will have in the end.  First of all it is important for sun safety to remember to keep well hydrated on hot days. 

It is a general rule that you should drink 8 glasses of water a day but on a sweaty hot day outside you should probably drink more than that to regain the water you lose.  Even underneath a shade top like a tree or umbrella you are still experiencing the heat and water is important to have with you at all times.  If you are not in a place with shade readily available you can take an instant up canopy with you which only take a few minutes to set up and will keep you much more comfortable.  You can bring important items like hats and sunglasses which will offer some protection as well.  Make sure you buy sunglasses that offer 100% UV protection for your eyes. 

If you are going to be moving around too much to bring a shade canopy like if you are going hiking for example it is really important to apply sunscreen every two hours.  You should also cover up with clothing that is thin and lightweight as much as possible.  If you are doing something active that is making you sweat a lot you can lose electrolytes this way so be sure to bring a sports drink or some salty snacks to keep your body balanced in addition to your supply of water. Learn more by checking out Quik Shade on Facebook.