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Your Guide for Surviving Summer Like A Pro!

Your Guide for Surviving Summer Like A Pro!
Kevin Cleary

Health Products For You can help you get through the unofficial start of summer and stay healthy this Memorial Day and summer season.

Summer officially starts June 21, but Memorial Day weekend is viewed as the “unofficial” beginning of summer. This means more time outside enjoying the weather! Yes, the weather is getting nicer but it also means some potential dangers can lead to health/medical issues. As your health and wellness partner, HPFY has the info and products you need to have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Hot Weather Issues

After suffering through the cold, dark days of winter and some of the frustrating weather spring can be known for, the warm (or even hot) weather of summertime can be a welcomed respite. But, If we are not careful, the heat can lead to medical issues such as:

  • Heatstroke
  • Sunburn
  • Dehydration
  • Bug/Insect bites
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Muscle cramps

With climate change and periods of extremely hot weather (a.k.a. heat waves) becoming more prevalent this can lead to these (and other) medical issues and even lead to death.

Summer Flu Symptoms

Medical issues you may experience during heatwaves are often overlooked or dismissed. Some are obvious, such as sunburned skin, but others can be a little more subtle. For instance, understanding the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion can be the difference between life and death. The differences can include:

Heat Stroke

  • General Weakness Elevated body temperature over 104°
  • Heavy Sweating Rapid pulse/heart rate
  • Nausea/Vomiting Hot, red, dry/moist skin
  • Lightheadedness/Dizziness Loss/Change of consciousness

Muscle cramps, bug bites, and sunburn can be easily identified and treated, but being proactive can be beneficial. Think ahead and you can prevent medical issues before they arrive.

Summer Survival Kit

To successfully navigate the perils of hot summer weather, it is crucial to be proactive but also be prepared to treat any problem before they become too serious. Attention to detail can help prepare you for anything summer throws your way. Find all you need to combat summer’s heat at HPFY, including:

  • Banana Boat Sport Performance Sunscreen Lotion with PowerStay Technology: Avoiding sunburn is the first step in avoiding skin cancer and this performance sunscreen lotion absorbs quickly and won’t run into your eyes. Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection is provided and is water/sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes.
  • Real Aloe - Aloe Vera Gelly Tube: Sunburn relief for your skin is what this 95% aloe vera topical jelly provides. It is also great for providing relief from poison oak/ivy, insect bites, and chapped skin/lips.
Real Aloe Aloe Vera Gelly Tube

Real Aloe Aloe Vera Gelly Tube

  • OFF! FamilyCare Unscented Spray Insect Repellent: Diseases such as West Nile virus and Zika are mosquito-borne and need to be avoided. This 7% DEET formula effectively repels mosquitoes as well as biting flies, ticks, and gnats. With a lower level of the active ingredient and aloe vera, this easy-to-use spray has a fresh scent.
  • Polar Kool Max Adjustable Body Cooling Zipper Vest with Cooling Packs: The heat of summer can be a trigger for those with MS and this unisex cooling vest fits snug for optimal cooling. Insert cooling packs in the insulated pockets and enjoy warm weather safely.
OFF! FamilyCare Unscented Spray Insect Repellent

OFF! FamilyCare Unscented Spray Insect Repellent

  • TechNiche Hyperkewl Evaporative Cooling 6 Panel Cap: With a soak in water for 1-2 minutes, this functional and comfortable cap provides 5-10 hours of cooling for those outside in the heat. Lightweight and durable, the one-size-fits-all that uses no gels or harmful chemicals.
  • Gatorade Thirst Quencher Powdered Drink Mix: Staying hydrated can fend off dehydration. If you are thirsty, it may be already too late, so be sure to use these pre-measured powdered drink mixes for sports teams, recreation groups, or anyone trying to beat the heat.
  • Polar Cool Comfort Cooling Kit with Bandana: The special water-absorbing crystals hold the temperature of water for extended periods. Combined with the cooling vest this hybrid system can allow you to enjoy the outdoors!!

The Boy Scouts have a motto that says “be prepared” and dealing with summer heat safely can require the same preparedness. Often by the time, we realize we are experiencing symptoms of overheating; it is too late.

Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to hydrate or weak before cooling your body. Be proactive, not reactive!


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HPFY Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary has been a Health Products For You contributor for many years and has a degree in marketing. His health and wellness journey has a very personal meaning and has guided him in his content writing for HPFY.

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