This summer has been a mixed bag so far. But as the temperature heats up it’s important to remember to stay cool this season. Have a look at the tips from Oakhouse Foods for staying safe and healthy in the summer. Stay hydrated Drinking a lot of liquid in these long summer days is essential to stay healthy. You need to continuously replace water that you lose throughout the day. Men and women should drink 2.0 litres of fluid per day to stay fully hydrated. All drinks count towards this; however water is the best choice. Alcohol and salty food can lead to heightened levels of dehydration. Symptoms of dehydration include:
  • Headaches
  • Lack of energy
  • Dizziness or feeling lightheaded
  • Skin that doesn’t immediate spring back when pinched
Use Sun Cream Applying sun cream will project your skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s rays. Whether you go outside for 10 minutes or the entire day, it’s important to cover up. Use an SPF of at least 15 for a basic level of protection. The higher the SPF, the better the sun cream will be. It will protect you from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Try and spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm, when the sun’s rays are at their most dangerous. It is also important to reapply sun cream regularly throughout the day. Sweat, sea water and the friction of clothing will all help to rub it off. If you do get sunburn then immediately leave the sun and apply cool water to your skin. Use after sun or chamomile lotion to sooth the painful areas. If it blisters or swells then seek medical help. Keep cool Frozen desserts are a great way to cool down after a meal. Oakhouse Foods has a great range of delicious ice cream that’s a perfect way to indulge after your frozen ready meal. If you’re struggling to get out and about in the heat then don’t forget that you can get our frozen ready meals delivered to your door. The benefit of having frozen food delivery is that you get all the benefit of a delicious meal without the struggle of travelling on hot days. As well as having the taste and quality that you’d expect of a home-cooked meal, without the problem of buying and making it yourself. Oakhouse Foods have the largest range of frozen ready meals in the UK, so register today to start benefitting from delicious meals delivered to your home. We’ll provide you with the great taste and quality of a home-cooked meal, without the mess, fuss inconvenience of preparing it yourself. Register with us to begin experiencing a new approach to ready meals.