Summer is always the best time to enjoy a lovely holiday. The weather is great most of the time, the sun is out, and there are plenty of exciting destinations as well as activities to explore. We even have some destinations that we love for the summer, including the top five luxury locations in the Caribbean. Having a blast throughout the season is not a tall order.
Despite the fun you can have in the summer, however, it is still important to stay safe, comfortable, and healthy. Between the summer heat, the rising temperature, and the glaring sun, knowing how to remain comfortable and healthy is more important than ever. That is why in this article, we’re going to talk about several top tips you can use right away.
One of the most important things to do during the summer is staying hydrated. Drink enough water and be sure to drink water frequently throughout the day, especially when you’re spending a day out at the beach or a park. Staying under the sun for longer makes your body produce more sweat and dehydrate at a faster rate. Drinking more water will help compensate for the loss of liquid properly.
There is a trick that we picked up from a fellow traveler a while back, and that is to carry frozen water in coolers or an onboard fridge when traveling. The ice will help keep the cooler cold, but it can also defrost quickly under the summer heat when you need a cold drink. This will help you carry more water without hassle.
Keep Body Temperature in Check
Your body temperature can shoot up rather quickly in the summer. The combination of outside temperature and the activities you’re doing often results in higher-than-normal body temperature. When the body gets too hot, it reacts in strange ways; these reactions are not always easy to anticipate.
Of course, you can always jump into the pool whenever you need to cool down. A quick cold shower and going snorkeling will also help keep your body temperature in check. In fact, most water activities allow the body to get the assistance it needs to remain cool, no matter how hot the day may be.
Wear Something Comfortable
Summer is the perfect time to bring out those bikinis you’ve been saving since the off-season sale in spring. Most bikinis and swimsuits are designed to keep you comfortable, but not all of them are created equal. Certain swimwear, for instance, is designed to protect your body from water when swimming, not the other way around. Wearing this type of bathing suit on a hot day can prove to be uncomfortable.
You also need to be more careful with the cut and size of the bikinis you are wearing. Avoid bikinis too small for your body, since those too can be very uncomfortable to wear. Make sure you can move around comfortably in the bikini. Trust me, wearing a bathing suit that’s two sizes too small is not a good idea.
Speaking of good ideas, don’t hesitate to find a nice two-piece swimwear or a one-piece that matches the shape of your body perfectly. Summer is THE time to look trendy and there are plenty of bikinis and accessories that will make you look gorgeous on your vacation.
Keep Sunscreen Close
There have been some weird rumors about sunscreen causing various health issues. These rumors are not true. The sunscreen products available on the market are among the must-have items for the summer. Even when the sun is hiding behind the clouds, the amount of UV light that reaches your skin can still be high enough to cause problems. Apply enough sunscreen and be sure to do it frequently, especially if you’re out swimming.
Another thing to keep in mind is to use sunscreen when you’re wearing white or lighter-colored fabrics. The UV light can still reach your skin through that beautiful white T-shirt you wear.
…and the Sea Closer
If you can’t stand the summer heat, try sailing. The air is much cooler and you will get to enjoy that signature sea breeze with its unique smell and feel. Rent a boat or take a trip to nearby islands, depending on where you are. You can also visit some amazing diving spots or go snorkeling. You’ll return from your summer vacation with so many stories to tell.
These are some of the tips you can use to stay comfortable and healthy throughout the summer holiday. All you have to do now is, well, enjoy the summer!