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May 27, 2020

Summer is almost here, andwith it comesall of the fun outdoor activities that we love.However, as you’re gearing up for your weekly beach trip or your monthly baseball game, it’s important tostay safe throughout the long, summer months. That’s why we’ve put together these summer safety tips so that you can stay healthy throughout the coming season. 

Stay hydrated 

During the dog days of summer, it’s vital that you stay hydrated at all times,especiallyif you’re doing any sort of outdoor activity. Dehydration and heat stroke can happen fast if you’re not careful, so be sure todrink water regularly throughout the day. Avoidsurgery oralcoholic beverages, as these will simply dehydrate you further. 

Know the signs of heat stroke 

Heat stroke is one of the biggest dangers you’ll have to face during the summertime. While staying well-hydrated (see above) can prevent heatstroke fromoccurring, it’s still a good idea to be aware of the signs as the sooner it’s detected, the better off a person will be. Here are some of the most common symptoms: 

  • Rapid pulse 
  • Red, hot, dry skin 
  • Throbbing headache 
  • Dizziness 
  • Confusion 

If someone is experiencing any of these symptoms, then take them to an urgent care center immediately. 

Beware of bugs 

Bugs are in abundance during the summer, especially mosquitos and ticks which can transmit diseases. Be sure to use insect repellants regularly and wear long-sleeved shirts and pants if you’re going out atnighttime. 

Protect yourself against the sun 

It’s great to soak up somerays, but be sure you’re not soaking up toomuch. Overexposure can lead to skin cancer and other types of illnesses. Wear sunscreenwith an SPF of at least 30, and always wear your sunglasses while you’re out and about. 

Here atShadeTree Sunglasses, we have plenty of sunglasses that can help protect you during these long summer months. Look through our inventory or contact us to learn more. 

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