With summer already here, the entire world is either already traveling or getting ready to travel. One thing to note about summer is that while the atmosphere may be bright and exciting, the temperature can be hot and uncomfortable especially when one is exposed to the rays for a long time. Obviously, one cannot avoid going outdoors during summer because of the heat but while engaging in the exciting activities, here are some tips to stay comfortable and enjoy a wonderful time outdoors.
10 Bring Plenty Of Water And Also Drink A Lot Of It
Perhaps the most important tip to staying safe and comfortable outdoors during summer is to always carry plenty of water and also drink a lot of that water. Apparently, the summer sun is out to dry up any available water in the body hence the need to never run out of water while engaging in outdoor activities. Most places around the world provide clean tap water for tourists and water cans are essential for collecting the water and saving it for later. When heading to the woods, make sure to pack enough water for the returning journey.
9 Light Clothes And Hats Are Important
During summer, it is important to be as comfortable as possible, hence light clothes should be worn at all times to achieve this. One can also carry extra clothing in case there is a need for a change. The importance of hats can not also be underestimated when it comes to summer. They help protect some of the most important parts of the body from the merciless rays of the sun.
8 Don’t Forget To Carry Good Sunscreens
There’s a time for everything while traveling. A time to wear clothes and a time to take them off. When it gets to the time to take the clothes off, however, it is also time to put on the sunscreens. These protective substances are extremely vital to prevent the skin from getting sunburned while enjoying a relaxing time on the beach or engaging in other activities that involve taking off one’s clothes.
7 Engage In Outdoor Activities Before Or After The Hotter Part Of The Day
Outdoor activities such as hiking, mountaineering, and biking should be done during the early or late hours of the day as the increasing temperature can not only cause harm to one's body but also make the adventure less enjoyable. When it comes to energy-consuming activities such as hiking, the increased temperature can drain a person’s energy and end the adventure untimely. Generally, it is best to stay out of the sun between the hours of 11:30 am and 3:30 pm when the sun is at its peak.
6 Bring Some Ice
Carrying plenty of water is one thing but drinking warm water while under the summer heat is not so appealing. This makes ice an important thing to bring along as it ensures one has cold water to cool down the body while in the sun. Even if the ice melts, one is still guaranteed of having cold water to drink.
5 Take Showers Regularly
While drinking water to prevent dehydration, taking showers often is also important to keep the skin cool. During summer, there’s nothing like taking too many showers. As long as the water is available, do not hesitate to get the skin wet because the sun will not hesitate to dry up any exposed skin.
4 Avoid Taking Food That Increases Dehydration
Certain food that increase dehydration should not be taken into the body when there’s an intention to engage in some outdoor activities. Some popular ones include - alcohol and coffee. If these foods cannot be avoided, then one has to be prepared to carry plenty of water to avoid getting dehydrated.
3 Wear The Right Shoes
Comfortable shoes are essential to having a nice time outdoors but one has to be careful when selecting comfortable shoes during summer. Shoes with light soles may not be able to protect one’s feet from the scorching heat of the ground in many places. To avoid such an uncomfortable situation, one should ensure to pick comfortable shoes that will also do a good job protecting one’s feet from burns.
2 Carry Sunglasses
All parts of the body should be protected from the summer sun, especially the eyes, as direct exposure can block one’s vision and also affect the eyes in negative ways. With sunglasses, one can comfortably stay outdoors without getting affected by the harsh rays of the sun. While it might not be necessary to wear it at all times, it is important to have it in possession in case the situation calls for it.
1 Engage In Activities That Do Not Expose One To Sunlight
Sometimes it’s just wise to avoid the summer sun altogether, especially when in a place where the heat is unbearable. There are many activities to do during summer for those who do not like the summer heat and they are just as exciting as those that involve exposure to the sun. Cave exploration, visiting a museum, and relaxing on a beach are some of them and there are lots of others to choose from.