Hot fun in the summer time! The season of summer brings to mind thoughts of the sun, beaches, water sports, and outdoor activities. But during National Sun Safety Week, we at Bigelow Tea would like to remind you that, if you’re not careful, summer and the sun can come with unwanted consequences.
Most of us are all aware of the potential harm—sunburn, sun poisoning, or even skin cancer—that can come from spending too much time in the sun without the proper protection. Some of the easiest ways to avoid these summer time dangers are to apply broad spectrum sun-screen, wear clothing to protect the skin, and stay out of the sun between its strongest hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before entering the sun and to re-apply after swimming, sweating or at least every two hours. Also remember to protect your eyes when spending time in the sun.
When temperatures rise, we may forget about how the heat can affect our internal body temperature, especially if we are exercising. When our bodies become overheated we risk dehydration, which can lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. How to combat this risk? Drink lots of fluids … like a cool and refreshing glass of Bigelow Tea iced tea! Or, for variety, you might want to try Bigelow Tea Coconut Water. Since the best way to avoid dehydration is to drink before you’re even thirsty, keep those beverages on hand, and sip away!
So, this summer, remember to play and have fun, but play it smart too. And then have a nice glass of Bigelow Tea on ice to put a welcome chill into the heat of the summer.
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