How To Enjoy Summer Despite the Heat

Wednesday, June 23, 2021


Very soon, the weather will be hotter, the sun brighter, and the humidity increasing.  While I love summer so much, I really truly love late spring and early summer because there's less humidity and the air is more dry.  But, that doesn't mean I don't get outside and enjoy the middle of summer when I can.  Here are some ways to enjoy summer even when it's stifling hot.

Take Walks in the AM or PM
Rather than be outside in the direct sun when it's peak temperatures, go outside in the early morning or late evening when the sun isn't so high in the sky and temps aren't as bad.  It is a great way to still enjoy being outside. 
Seek out Shade
Find shade and stay there if you plan to be outdoors for a while.  Whether it's under a tree, a pavilion, or some other structure, stay out of the direct sun so you not only avoid sunburn, but avoid being uncomfortable. 

Stay Hydrated
Water is your best friend in the summer heat so always have some on hand.  Even if you're swimming, make sure to drink water throughout the day.  Alcohol in the sun is a bad mix so stay hydrated even when you're partying. 
Find Water
Find a park with a lake or creek that allows you to dip your feet in. Get a kiddie pool to lounge in out back or if you have your own pool, enjoy it!!  
Wear Sunscreen
If you don't you'll be miserable.  Trust me! Always have sunscreen with you and reapply it during your time outside.  If you already have a sunburn, you're going to get hotter in the sun much quicker, so try to stay in the shade, stay hydrated, and wear sunscreen! 
Wear a Hat and Sunglasses
This is the best way to keep yourself protected from the sun but still enjoy the heat of summer. Sunglasses help protect your eyes so you aren't constantly squinting and a hat is a great way to prevent scalp sunburn and also helps act as shade for your head when you can't find shade right away.  

Don't forget your pets and make sure to keep them in shade and properly hydrated if they're outside with you. Now get out there and enjoy the sun!

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