Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Summer Health Tips

It has been summer here for the past several days, very warm indoors and intense heat from the sun outdoors. So I made some google searches to remind me again what are the necessary precautions for the summer season. Here are some tips that I got.

Drink plenty of water; your body needs it to prevent dehydration during warm summer days. Take bottles of water with you, if you're going out for any length of time. Remember, infants and toddlers can become dehydrated much more easily than adults, so be sure they get lots of liquids.
If you have asthma or other respiratory problems, watch the air quality report for the day. Limit your time outdoors on days that have moderate to poor air quality outlooks. Plus, don't forget to take your inhaler or other medication when you go out.
Wear appropriate shoes for your outdoor activities. If you're doing a lot of walking or other sports activities, skip those stylish summer sandals. Avoid blisters and sprains by choosing a good pair of walking shoes. Wear them with comfortable, cotton socks.
• Take a rest. Don't push beyond your physical limits. At intervals, sit in a shady spot.
• Take cover. Sunburn is painful and unhealthy. Use a good sunscreen, and re-apply it frequently during the day. Also, wear a hat to keep cool and shaded.
• Wear light, loose-fitting clothing to help you stay cooler.
• Don't forget sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun's UV rays.
• Maintain your energy level by limiting your intake of fat and sugar; focus on carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables.
• Consume alcohol in moderation, and don't drink at all near the time that you may be driving.
• If you are traveling by air, put prescription drugs in your carry-on bag, not your checked luggage. Travelers and their baggage are sometimes parted, and it may be dangerous to skip even one dose.
• It is particularly important to bring medicines with you if you are traveling abroad. Drug names, doses, and availability differ in different countries, and in some parts of the world, drug safety and effectiveness may not be up to U.S. standards.
• Check the labels on your medicines for the possibility that they might increase your sensitivity to sun and/or heat.
• Don't store medicines in the trunk or glove compartment of your car or take them to the beach unless you will need them there. High heat and humidity can alter the potency of many drugs.
• If you are traveling with small children, make sure that all drugs are in containers with child-resistant caps. It may be difficult to keep medicine out of reach or under lock and key the way you would at home.
Tips Source: 1997-2003 American Council on Science and Health and 1997-2005, BJC HealthCare

We'll be heading for the beach as in the past years in our place in La Union province. The beach isnt a beauty, but nevertheless we enjoy a short vacation there away from the city. What I really look forward to is the fresh food especially fish and other seafoods and vegetables; and this:


  1. Thanx for the great tips.Those apply here as well. Its already getting hotter by the day but thankfully the evening are a lottle cooler.

  2. Found your site on another's blog...I really like it. Love the butterflies...check my site out if you can. www.folk-n-fancy.blogspot.com
    I'll put you on my bloglines too.

  3. The beach looks wonderful-I am envious! Have a wonderful time!

  4. Thank you Yasmin, Lucy and Deneen for your comments!

  5. Oops, I forgot to say when we're heading for the beach. That would be in a couple of weeks ;)

  6. Mimi...with regards to the hole punch for the fleece blanket on my blog..I used a regular 1/8 paper punch found in the scrapbooking section of my craft store. It worked great.

  7. Thanks Lucy, I'll try to look for one. Last time I checked, they only have the 1/4" hole puncher ;)

  8. you're so lucky to own a place near the beach. nice place to crochet. ENJOY!!!

  9. Jeng, I would probably invite you next time. I would really enjoy the place with some friends. My problem there is there's not enough room. There are only 3 rooms and there's so many of us ;)

  10. I hope you have a nice time on your vacation! It looks pretty to me. I love the sunset picture.

  11. Wow Mi!that is really a nice place you got there. I'm heading to the beach also this weekend.thanks for the tips too. i thought i should also share with you some nice photos of beaches here in cebu, thanks for posting about summer it reminded me also to post beautiful places around here in cebu.

  12. I know about these tips! You and me live so far away, but I see that the weather and our holidays at the beach are very similar! :)

  13. I'm glad you all liked the photos!
    Tina, it is just a short moment, but its quite magical watching the sunset there.
    Fe, I know that Cebu is a beautiful place :) I have not been there, but maybe sometime in the future... And, also it is possible for you to visit La Union someday...
    Vik, I'm glad that we have a lot in common. I know our countries are both naturally beautiful; though, as we both know our government gives us a lot more to be desired :(


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