4 Outdoor Safety Tips for Seniors to Keep in Mind This Spring

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When taking part in springtime activities, such as gardening, golfing, and leisurely walks, it’s important to keep your safety in mind and reduce your risk of health hazards.

Keep on reading to see our four simple tips on staying safe in the spring, and year-round as well!

1. Always Keep a Water Bottle on Hand

Did you know that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated? As Medical Daily reports, it’s a troubling issue, and seniors have even more of a risk for becoming dehydrated. So, to ensure that you don’t faint or need medical attention, be sure to keep a water bottle with you when you engage in physical activities, even if it’s just a brisk walk.

Check out this article from Trip Savvy featuring a list of great water bottles you should consider purchasing. They’ll keep you hydrated and ready to go!

2. Add Emergency Contacts to Your Phone

It might sound like an obvious thing to mention, but you never know when an emergency may occur and you’ll need additional help.

Not only is it important to have your loved ones’ contact numbers in your phone, but it’s also beneficial to have the information for nearby hospitals and doctors on hand so you or anyone with you will know who to reach if something happens.

3. Take Proper Precautions with Clothing, Sunscreen, and More

An easy way to stay safe and healthy in the springtime is to wear the proper clothing while outdoors and use products for skincare.

  • Wear hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen if you are going to be out for long periods of time in the sunlight
  • It is also best for seniors to stay out of direct sunlight from around 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., while the sun is at its brightest
  • Make sure your shoes have good traction on them to prevent slips and falls
  • Try and avoid dark colors that absorb sunlight along with heavy materials, so you can stay cool and fresh when you’re out and about
  • If you live in an area with a lot of insects, such as mosquitos, be sure to apply plenty of bug spray whenever you head out

4. Bring Your Medications with You

Whether you’re going to the beach, to the golf course, or anywhere else, it’s important that you keep your medications on hand in case you need them.

It’s even a good idea to carry around aspirin and allergy spray in case you start to feel a little down from the pollen in the air.

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