This guide will help you know what to eat, what to drink and how to handle the heat when working outdoors
While some people enjoy having fun in the sun, whenever we reach higher temperatures, it’s much safer to stay cool inside. However, others have no choice but to work under the burning hot sun. If you are one of these, there are a few things you can do to have it much better.
1. Vampire mode: on
When temperatures hit above 80 degrees, make sure to have one or more shade areas for employees. It’s quite important to be able to cool down a few times a day to avoid excessive sun exposure.
2. Sun’s out, Bottoms Up!
Prolonged exposure to heat can lead to excessive sweating, which takes a toll on your body due to the loss of electrolytes. However, there IS a way to gain back what you lost: Electrolit. This electrolyte water offers an optimal balance of electrolytes, (sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium,) to prevent and treat dehydration. What better way to keep cool and fresh with an ice-cold Electrolit Lemon-Lime?
3. Gimme a break!
Give yourself a break every now and then to limit sun exposure. Request a break whenever you feel like you need an additional one. Remember: safety first.
4. Shade game strong
Whenever you know you’ll be under hard rays cover up, use sunscreen, wear a hat… basically, avoid sun at all costs. Protect your skin with at least SPF 15 so it blocks 93 percent of UV rays. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes and a hat to cover your face and do anything else that might block UVA and UVB radiation.
All in all, heat prevention supports a healthy sun-worker relationship. Don’t forget that harsh rays wear down your body even if you can’t feel it right away. Try to stay under the cooling shade, remember what to drink when dehydrated, like Electrolit, one of the best rehydration drinks out there, and take breaks often to wind down.
NOW stock up on the best dehydration drink for your next sunny shift.