Seniors are vulnerable to heat exhaustion and heat stroke by the hot summer days. Seniors shouldn’t stay in the sun for more than 1-2 hours at a time, after that seek shade and air conditioning.
The elderly are more likely to have vision loss, so make sure you wear protective eyewear to protect your eyes from the UV rays.
Take Breaks during Physical Activity
Seniors must be aware that summer is a fun time but high temperatures and humidity wear your body out a lot quicker than in cooler weather.
Drinking more water than usual while out in the sun to avoid dehydration is very important. Staying hydrated is imperative during the warm summer months.
Apply Bug Spray
Apply bug spray to avoid bug bites that can carry viruses like West Nile.
Make sure you communicate with your loved ones when you are going to be outdoors doing activities like yard work in case of an emergency.
Avoid the Outdoors On Very Hot Days.