Tuesday Thought: How Can We Have Safe Summer Fun?

June 12, 2018
Safe Summer Fun

Safe Summer Fun

Tuesday Thought: How Can We Have Safe Summer Fun?

Summertime is typically the season most looked forward to by everyone. Kids are out of school, even some professions get the summer off. The weather is gorgeous, and there are so many fun activities to do outside. The importance of having summer fun, is to also be safe.

How to Be Safe

Summertime unfortunately raises the chances that an adolescent will be at risk of injury by over three times comparatively to the rest of the year. If you know that there will be alcohol at an event, make arrangements so there are no drunk drivers, or to all take an uber. Here is a list of other safety tips:

  1. Leave fireworks to the professionals
  2. Always wear sunscreen; summertime is the most likely time to develop melanoma
  3. Keep babies fully protected from the sun
  4. Wear a hat to protect you from the sun, and take it off in the shade
  5. Drink plenty of water, and if you feel you may be getting sick, call 911
  6. Wear protective clothing on hikes and always do tic checks to avoid lyme disease
  7. Don’t do strenuous activities in the middle of the day like running, or mowing the lawn
  8. Make sure a child is never left in a car; if you see this immediately call the police
  9. Don’t forget to take your allergy medication
  10. Rest when you need to

Signs of Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is no joke. Make sure you are getting plenty of water during the day, and not doing a lot of activity in direct heat. Heat stroke is the body’s inability to regulate temperature. The increase in temperature may cause the body’s organs to shut down. Symptoms include unconsciousness, confusion, agitation and dehydration. Call 911 for immediate care.

Soma Employees Favorite Summer Activities

Soma Technology’s headquarters are located in the northeastern United States. We are relatively close to many bodies of water, including, lakes, rivers, Long Island Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean. Here is a list of our employees’ favorite summertime activities:

  1. Host a clam bake or lobster fest
  2. Relax on the beach
  3. Kayak
  4. Mini golf/ golfing
  5. Bowling
  6. Hiking
  7. Swimming
  8. Attend 4th of July fireworks
  9. Go out for ice cream
  10. Go to a local town fair
  11. Art fairs
  12. Garden
  13. Antiquing
  14. Fly a kite
  15. Camping
  16. See a movie
  17. Pick seasonal fruit at a farm
  18. Smores!
  19. Watch the sun set
  20. Attend a concert
  21. Go fishing
  22. Read a good book
  23. Attend a baseball game
  24. Have a water fight
  25. Ride your bicycle

Final Thoughts

Remember whatever you choose to do, to always stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, let a loved one know where you are, and to never go any venue alone. Do you have tips on summer safety to include? What is your favorite activity to do? By the end of the summer, see how many activities you have checked off your list! Comment your favorite below!

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