With spring approaching soon, you might be concerned about the health and safety of your loved ones. After all, it is especially necessary for mature adults to be mindful of their health. At the same time, spring is the perfect time for your loved ones to be more active. Do not worry, here are some health and safety reminders for your loved ones.
While spring may be a warm and fresh season, it is also one that can cause sunburns if you are not careful. This is especially so because your skin is more likely to get sunburnt after minimal sun exposure during the winter. Hence, if your loved ones are planning to head outdoors or stay in the sun, you should recommend they use sunscreen. After all, no one wants excessive exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays, and get skin cancer. In fact, the minimum SPF sunscreen your loved one should go for is 15, though the recommended one would be SPF 50.
Drink More Water
As you probably know, drinking water is important, and one should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. And this is especially important for mature adults during the spring season. This is because spring tends to be warmer than winter, and can cause them to unconsciously require more water consumption. If they do not drink sufficient water, it can lead to dehydration, which in turn, causes them to feel lethargic, extremely hungry, and develop a headache. Take note that even if your loved ones don’t seem to be sweating, you should remind them to continue drinking water.
Take Care of Any Seasonal Allergies
Did you know that spring is the worst season for allergies? According to the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, this is the case. If pollen is a trigger for your loved ones, remind them to keep their doors and windows locked to keep the pollen out. In addition, wearing wraparound sunglasses when outdoors is beneficial too. At the same time, consult your loved one’s doctor about the appropriate allergy medicines to minimize potential side effects such as tiredness and disorientation. Here is a tip. Track the pollen levels to see which day has excessive pollen levels and remind them to stay home on such days, especially from 5 am to 10 am.
Anti–Inflammatory or Hypoallergenic Food
Did you know that the reaction to allergens can cause increased histamine production and inflammation? Thankfully, there are certain foods that can help to counter spring seasonal worries. For instance, fruits like apples, blueberries, and pineapples are known to be anti-inflammatory or hypoallergic food. Alternatively, your loved ones can also eat sweet potatoes, drink green tea, or add flax seeds, turmeric powder, sunflower seeds, mustard seeds, and anchovies to their meals for more allergy relief.
Did you know that gardening may help you get stronger, fitter, and more flexible? According to McMaster University, gardening may improve your overall health and quality of life, as well as your cognitive ability and socialization. For that reason, recommend your loved ones to try out gardening this spring to gain all the health benefits.