Don’t be a Raisin

If it wasn’t for air conditioning we would all be roasted, literally. As summer moves through July into August, the days get hotter and temperatures begin to peak. It’s the time of the year to remember to keep hydrated and wear sunscreen.

The human body is made up of 60% water and although it is recommended to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, most people fail to meet the quota. Especially now in the summer, it is very easy to get distracted with various activities and forget to drink enough water. Nonetheless, it is crucial for everyone to drink enough water, especially if being exposed to heat for long periods of time. If one knows they are going to be exposed to the sun that day, it is wise to carry around a water bottle at all times. In fact, it is actually pretty common to see people carry a water bottle with them 24/7 regardless of whether they are going to spend their time indoors or outdoors.

Also, something to keep in mind when being directly exposed to the sun is wearing sunscreen. Please remember to wear sunscreen. Not only does it avoid painful burns and peeling skin, but it protects you from an array of diseases, including skin cancer. By taking one step as simple as throwing a bottle or tube of sunscreen in your car or purse, you could save your skin years of issues and avoid the leather skin look, not to mention that constant exposure to sun increases premature aging making you look like a wrinkly raisin.

So this summer, remember to drink up and smear on!