It’s the unofficial end of summer. One last chance to enjoy a long weekend before another school year gets into full swing and summer vacations become a memory. Whether you head to the beach or enjoy a backyard cookout, remember to protect yourself from the sun.
The sun’s rays are still strong. That means sunburn is just as big a risk as ever. Excessive heat exposure can also lead to heat cramps and heat exhaustion. Enjoy some Labor Day fun, but do so safely.
· Always use sunscreen, even when it’s cloudy and reapply at least every 2 hours.
· Wide brimmed hats will help protect your ears and neck from the sun.
· Drink water throughout the day in order to stay hydrated.
· Wear appropriate light-weight clothing.
· Avoid strenuous outdoor activity in the heat. Take frequent breaks in a cool place.
For your care and convenience, all Patient First neighborhood medical centers are open from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. every day of the year, including Labor Day.