In the summer our bodies can be greatly affected by heat and the UV rays of the sun and many people die of heat related accidents, especially the elderly. Shade is an inexpensive cooling option that is proven to be effective. The temperature in the shade can be lower than the actual outdoor temperature by 15 to 20 degrees. Trees work well as a source of shade but if that isn’t an option then a portable shade canopy that allows air to flow through it works just as well to reduce the temperature. Tents that have side coverings can actually work to increase the temperature so it is important to get a simple canopy top and not a canvas cabana.
It is surprising to think how much of an effect that shade can have on the actual temperature when you are outside. It can mean the difference between suffering in the sun at 100 degrees or relaxing at 80 degrees under a pop-up shade. Probably the easiest thing in the worst heat of the summer is to stay indoors but that is not always possible. The best option is using shade to your advantage so that you stay safe and comfortable when the temperatures start getting too high.