Kick off the season with these easy tips
Summer is all about enjoying the weather and keeping busy. With endless outdoor activities, it’s easy to get caught up in the fun and forget to stay hydrated. Most people know to drink six to eight glasses of water a day but doctors also recommend 16-32 ounces of cool fluids during each hour in a hot environment. Always remember to pack extra water for those last-minute summer plans. SimplyProtein Tip: Freeze a refillable bottle halfway with water so it stays ice-cold during long days in the sun. It can be easily refilled throughout the day to avoid heat exhaustion.
Planning to lounge on the beach to perfect that summer tan? Remember to get out and stay active and take advantage of summer jogs and outdoor boot camp sessions. With so many outdoor events to choose from, staying cool is critical. Sweating causes the body to lose not only water but electrolytes as well. Without keeping the balance, many people can suffer from light-headedness and nausea due to dehydration. SimplyProtein Tip: Be aware of timing when exercising outdoors. The hottest part of the day tends to be between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. so aim for early morning classes or wait until the sun goes down to run that mile.
The sun’s harmful rays are always strong, despite the time of day. The higher the UV Index, the stronger the rays, and the greater the need to take sun safety precautions. With proper preparation, the sun’s damaging effects can be avoided so Canadians can partake in safer, summer fun. SimplyProtein Tip: Always sport waterproof sunscreen and lip balm with at least an SPF of 15. Keep the body cool with breathable fabrics, such as cotton, linen and silk and wear a hat with a wide brim to cover the face, head and ears so the most sensitive areas stay protected. Remember that sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours and it’s best to wait 20-30 minutes after applying before going outside so the UV filters have time to soak into the skin and form a protective layer.
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