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It's So Hot... How Hot is It?

It's so hot, we can't work outside anymore—our shovels just asked for sunscreen and a cold drink!

It's HOT Up Here in the 'Couve!

All jokes aside... it's hot out there right now- Here are a few tips, hints & recommendations to ensure you and yours are safe, happy & healthy during these excessively hot days!

Stay Hydrated

When the sun is blazing and the temperature rises, it's important to take extra care of yourself and those around you. Excessive heat can be dangerous, but with a few simple tips, you can stay safe and cool. Here are some easy ways to beat the heat and stay healthy during hot weather.

construction workers drinking water
Keep Drinking Your Water!

Dress Light and Smart

First, always drink plenty of water. Your body loses a lot of water when you sweat, so it's important to stay hydrated. Try to drink water throughout the day, even if you don't feel thirsty. Avoid sugary drinks and caffeine, as they can make you more dehydrated. Wearing light, loose-fitting clothing also helps your body stay cool. Choose light colors to reflect the sun's rays, and don't forget to wear a hat and sunscreen to protect your skin.

Stay Indoors and Rest

Second, try to stay indoors during the hottest part of the day, usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you have to be outside, take frequent breaks in the shade or in an air-conditioned place. Don't overexert yourself—pace your activities and listen to your body. If you start to feel dizzy, nauseous, or overly tired, find a cool spot and rest. Remember, your health and safety come first.

Take Care of Vulnerable Groups

Additionally, make sure to check on pets, the elderly, small children, and anyone who is sick or has health problems. Pets need lots of water and a cool place to rest. Never leave them in a parked car. Elderly people and young children are more vulnerable to heat, so keep an eye on them and make sure they stay cool and hydrated. If someone you know is sick or has trouble moving around, offer to help them stay comfortable and safe from the heat.

Labrador running through water
If there's water, let's play in it!

Quick Tips for Hot Weather Safety

Heat Exhaustion Infographic
Heat: Exhaustion or Stroke? Here's how you know!

At Sundance Rockery, we care about the health and safety of our team, our customers, and our contractors. Here are some quick tips to keep in mind during hot weather:

  • Drink lots of water and avoid sugary or caffeinated drinks.

  • Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.

  • Stay indoors during the hottest parts of the day.

  • Take frequent breaks in the shade or air conditioning.

  • Listen to your body and rest if you feel overheated.

  • Check on pets, elderly people, small children, and those with health issues.

Stay safe and cool this summer, we here at Sundance Rockery want to see you in our yard early and often!

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