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Family Safety Tips for the Summer

By Sara Butler

The days are getting longer and the temperature is going up! Some of the most vulnerable people to the heat and intensity of the sun are infants and small children. Depending on the UV index of the day, it can take as little as 15 minutes to get a sunburn! So keep your family healthy and free from sunburn this summer with a few of these important tips!

Take Cover!

When you’re going to be out in the sun for any length of time, you should take proper precautions by wearing appropriate clothing. Make sure to put your family in wide-brimmed hats, clothes with breathable fabric that is light colored and thin, and also to keep the body as covered as you comfortably can.

Know Your Limits

If you’re going to be out in the sun during the hottest part of the day, which is generally 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., then you should make sure you take frequent breaks. This may mean you need to go inside or move into some shade. Even if you’re all wearing sunscreen, it’s still important not to stay in the sun for long periods and risk getting overheated.

Make Sunscreen a Habit

You have to get your family into the habit of wearing sunscreen when they’re outside. You should make a habit of applying it to your children from a young age and get them to pay attention to the areas that are exposed the most to sun. Focus on the most sensitive parts of the body, such as lips, nose, neck, arms, shoulders, knees, and feet.

Also, make sure you reapply sunscreen often and choose a sunscreen with the proper SPF broad-spectrum protection.

Heat Safety

In the extreme heat, you need to take precautions in order to protect you and your family’s health. You should remember to:

  • Prepare – Look at weather forecasts to see how hot it will be when you plan to be outside and then plan accordingly. Keep drinks accessible and cool off often.
  • Keep tabs on how your kids feel – You need to be on the lookout for the symptoms of heat illness such as nausea, dizziness, fainting, rapid breathing, headache, extreme thirst, and changes in behavior. Move to a cool place if you notice these symptoms.
  • Drink water – One of the most important things to remember is to drink water when you’re outside to decrease the risk of dehydration. Also, eat more foods with water in them, such as fruit -- watermelon, anyone?

Enjoy your summer, but make sure to stay safe by following these tips!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Mansfield, TX. 


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