A Sizzling SUMMER Season!
Summer is the time for easy living, spending sizzling days in the sun and enjoying the balmy evenings. The days are longer, giving us more time for fun before and after work.
Why don’t you make the best of it and get up a little earlier in the mornings and go for a quick walk or a jog? Perhaps you could even consider swimming a lap or two. You will be amazed at how a small amount of activity in the mornings can increase your energy levels for the rest of the day.
Be prepared for a thirsty summer!
High summer temperatures can be a risk to your health. It is important to make sure you and those you care for are suitably hydrated. Dehydration can cause significant health problems in children and the elderly.
You can Count on OK to always stock a large range of still, sparkling and flavoured waters; plus a range of cooler boxes and fresh ice! So, get down to OK and stock up on you H2O for summer.
10 Tips for surviving in a summer heat wave
- Stay out of the sun between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm.
- Stock up on supplies like medicines, food and non-alcoholic drinks, so you don’t have to go out in the heat of the day.
- Keep your home cool by shutting windows when it’s hotter outside than inside.
- Make sure that you always have enough fresh water for drinking and cooking in your home.
- Only do strenuous outdoor activities, like DIY or gardening during cooler parts of the day, like early mornings and late afternoons.
- Keep alcohol drinking to a minimum – it dehydrates the body.
- Use a sun cream with a high sun protection factor – also known as ‘SPF’ – for protection from the sun’s harmful radiation.
- Take extra care with food in hot weather. When it’s hot, bacteria on food can multiply very quickly, which increases the risk of food poisoning.
- Take care with bins and waste. Bins and waste can attract flies and maggots and start to smell in the heat, so make sure that you move bins out of direct sunlight and keep their lids closed at all times.
- Your pets and other animals can also suffer heatstroke in hot weather if they don’t keep cool. Never leave animals inside a car on a hot day and make sure they have plenty of clean, fresh water to drink and a cool and shady place to rest. It’s also important to cover pet food dishes to prevent flies laying eggs on the food.