It’s Time to Enjoy the Summer in Plano!
Tips to Enjoy a Great Summer in Plano
We are fast approaching that time of year where the temperature in Texas raises to triple digits. You’ll hear people mentioning that it’s “hotter than blue blazes”. Why, of course it is, it’s summer in Plano!
But not even the heat should stop you from enjoying our beautiful city as well as neighboring ones. There are many ways to enjoy the summer in Plano; you just need to take a few precautions to avoid any injuries.
Follow our tips to ensure your time outdoors is as memorable and fun as you imagined it!
Safe and Easy Summer Tips
Summertime means family get-togethers, weekend hikes, outdoor pool parties, and lots of fun activities in the sun. However, all this fun in the sun can lead to dehydration, sunburns, heat stroke, and insect bites if you are not careful.
By following the Prestige ER safe and easy Safe Summer in Plano Tips, you can avoid all these unpleasant situations.
Add More Fruits and Veggies to Your Summer Diet
Fruits and vegetables are full of antioxidants which can help protect your skin against sun-damage, slow the aging process, and even protect against cancer. Snack on refrigerated or frozen fruit to keep cool in the Texas heat.
During the summer months, our Prestige ER gets slammed with dehydrated patients. Dehydration is a significant concern during the summer months, and it increases the risk of heat exhaustion and in more severe cases heat stroke.
To prevent dehydration, you should:
- Carry a refillable BPA Free water bottle with you always.
- Follow the 20-minute rule; this means you should drink water every 20 minutes when outdoors.
- Avoid alcoholic and sugary beverages.
- While engaging in an outdoor sport, it is recommended to drink electrolyte powered drinks which help to replenish lost minerals.
Don’t Forget the Sunscreen
Applying sunscreen should be a daily habit regardless of what time of year it is, but it is especially important during the summer months.
- Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects you from both UVA and UVB rays.
- Apply the sunscreen onto dry skin 15 minutes before going outside.
- Re-apply sunscreen every two hours, or after swimming or sweating profusely.
Protect Your Eyes
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, too much exposure to UV light increases the risk of developing certain eye diseases such as cataract, growths on the eye, and cancer.
To prevent UV damage to your eyes you should:
- Wear UV-blocking sunglasses and broad-brimmed hats whenever you are outside, even if the day doesn’t seem to be too sunny.
- Never look directly at the sun.
- Protect your eyes from dust by wearing sunglasses or goggles.
- Use artificial tears when your eyes are dry.
Fun Places to Visit This Summer
Now that you know how to avoid sun-related injuries, it’s time to plan a few fun activities for the whole family.
You don’t need to go far from home to have a great time this summer; there are plenty of places in and around Plano that are super fun. If you are not sure where to head out to, we have a few suggestions.
Jack Carter Pool
This family-friendly water park is part of the Plano Parks and Recreation Department. This complex is a super fun place for the entire family, with dual rider tube slides, body slide, lazy river, deep water pool with diving platform and a climbing wall, a flow rider surf simulator, and many more amenities.
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
This 200-acre park is full of natural beauty; this is the perfect place to go hiking, bike riding, and jogging. It is also the ideal place for a little orienteering; this fun sport requires you to develop your navigational skills, using maps and compass to navigate within different points inside the park.
Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve
With an extension of 800 acres, Oak Point is Plano’s largest park. There are many trails to explore, and for those who are into water sports there is a pond open for kayaking, canoeing, and stand up paddle boarding.
This summer Prestige ER encourages you to go out and explore the natural beauty that our city has to offer, follow our safety tips, and know that we are here for you in case of an emergency.
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