Staying Safe During Outdoor Fun

Spending time outside is just about necessary during the summer months. After spending so much time cooped up during a long and frigid winter (a statement that will hold true for so very much of this country), being outdoors is nothing if not a breath of fresh air – both literally as well as figuratively. After all, there are so many things to enjoy outside and so many ways to enjoy them.

Some families will partake in swimming on a regular basis, as swimming is one of the most popular activities out there (currently number four, when ranked). Swimming is ideal as an activity for a number of reasons. For one, it’s of course a great way to cool off during scorching summer days, naturally bringing your body temperature down to far more comfortable levels. It’s also a great way to get moving and get active, something that far too many of us – children and adults alike – are sorely lacking in. As swimming reduces pressures on joints, swimming can be a great way to get moving for someone that otherwise struggles with mobility issues or chronic pain, as the water allows them to move much more weightlessly than would otherwise ever be possible.

Eating dinner outside together is another enjoyable way to stay out in the great outdoors, especially since the temperature is liable to drop a little as the sun sets and the earth cools, if only just by a relatively slight amount. Even just sitting outside and reading a book or closing your eyes and taking a nap can be a great way to get out of the house during the summer. However, it’s important to protect yourself from the dangers that summer has to offer.

For instance, wearing sunscreen or keeping your skin somehow protected is hugely important during summer months. Getting a sunburn is not the only risk, as even tanning in the sun causes permanent damage to your skin. A high powered sunscreen (ideally with an SPF of at least 30, if not even higher than that) can help to mitigate the sun’s harmful impact, as can wearing hats, sunglasses, and clothing that covers sensitive areas of your body. Reapplying sunscreen after two hours or after swimming will also help to keep you as protected as possible.

In addition to this, porch mesh screening with a flat spline is also recommended. This screen mesh material with a flat spline doesn’t just need to be used for your porch, however. Such flat spline screens for pools are also common, as are window screen supplies with a flat spline and flat spline screen enclosure supplies for other uses, such as for patios and other such open outdoor spaces (with some people even hanging such flat spline porch netting over patio umbrellas and the like.

But why all this flat spline screening? Primarily, it’s to keep the mosquitoes out. To far too many people, mosquitoes are nothing more than a nuisance. Bites are annoying, to be sure, but they don’t really think much more about it past that. However, leaving yourself susceptible to mosquito bites and taking no preventative measures to stop them from occurring in the first place is certainly not without its myriad of risks.

After all, mosquitoes are notorious for carrying disease, though it’s actually only female mosquitoes that do so, due to the fact that they are the only gender of mosquitoes that have the mouth parts that are actually capable of biting humans and sucking their blood. Malaria, west nile virus, and other diseases can be transmitted through mosquitoes, often through parasites (such as in the case of malaria) that have become attached to the mosquitoes in question themselves. And other diseases can simply be transmitted from the blood of other humans that have been consumed by that same mosquito.

And even when no disease is transmitted, getting a mosquito bite is far from ideal. Some people seem to be more likely to get mosquito bites, and others will even have allergic reactions to them. And while these allergic reactions tend not to be dangerous or life threatening in any way, they are most definitely far from comfortable, with the bite swelling immensely.

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