The cool, windy days are almost over. In a few weeks, everyone will be trading in their sweaters with their swimsuits to herald the days of sun and sand. But while the coming sunny days promise fun moments at the beach, one must never forget to be diligent when it comes to problems common during this season.
With the heat index expected to rise, the public is once again reminded to be diligent against summer problems like heat stroke. The affliction, which becomes common during hot and humid conditions, is considered a serious medical emergency by the Department of Health (DOH).
Heat stroke happens when the body overheats and includes symptoms like headaches, dizziness, intense thirst, and fainting. When left untreated, it can cause damage to the heart, kidneys, and the brain.
Enjoy the moments of feeling sand between your toes while sipping piña coladas under bright umbrellas. While you are at it, practice the tips below to make sure you keep your cool this summer season.
Wear appropriate clothing. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and long-sleeved, light-colored clothing when going outside. Other than preventing heat stroke, this will also help protect the skin from sunburn.
Schedule your activities. The DOH suggests to schedule heavy-duty tasks during the beginning or end of the day when the temperature is much cooler. The risk of heat stroke particularly increases when doing strenuous activities (e.g. exercising).
Keep hydrated. We sweat more during summer so there is a higher need to replenish the fluids in the body. It is suggested to drink more water than coffee, soda, tea, and alcoholic beverages since they are believed to have a diuretic effect, meaning they can trigger the body to expel more liquid (in the form of urine) rather than replenish the body’s water levels.
Limit your time outdoors. Limiting the time spent outdoors is advised during the hot summer days. Resting in places with air conditioning to cool down is highly recommended. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exposure to air conditioning for a few hours a day can lessen the risk for heat-related illnesses.
Oh how I’ve missed writing my Thankful Thursday posts so I made sure to wake up very early today to write this. 🙂
The last 2 weeks of April were spent toasting and baking under the sun whilst the little one attends his swimming classes for the 4th year. He was really enjoying these classes and has learned a lot since I enrolled him as a little tot a couple of years ago, so I made it a point to enroll him each year. He simply loves his time in the water and absolutely enjoys learning how to swim. This year, we bid goodbye to his floaters, as well as his toddler swimming class, for good and by next summer, he shall be enrolling in the Basic 1 Program, as recommended by his coach.
Milo has been an all-time favorite for most Filipinos, in fact it has been the leading beverage brand for more than 50 years. Having a glass brings me back to my childhood when everything was simple and uncomplicated. I love it ice cold! When my little man is ready to have his very first Milo glass, I will be ready to share the fun experience with him.
The delicious combination of malted barley, sugar, cocoa, malted barley, milk powder create MILO’s distinct Chocomaltee flavor, and what makes it even more special is the addition of the goodness of ACTIGEN-E, a unique combination of vitamins and minerals to help optimize release of sustained energy from food. Children will surely love the goodness of the Chocomaltee taste from a glass of MILO that gives them the energy essential in an active lifestyle. And it is the perfect thirst-quencher this season, to beat the summer heat!
Here are a couple of Milo recipes you can enjoy with your little tykes this summer, which you can either prepare as a meal partner or a refreshing snack:
No. of Servings: 1
1 piece MILO 22g
½ cup cold water
sugar to taste
½ cup NESTLÉ Fresh
Ice as needed
MILO powder as needed for topping
crushed chocolate pieces (optional)
crushed KOKO KRUNCH (optional)
Dissolve 1 22g pack MILO in water. Add sugar if desired.
Pour in NESTLÉ Fresh. Add ice as needed.
Top with desired amount of MILO powder on top.
To add more color and fun, decorate with chocolate pieces, KOKO KRUNCH and candy sprinkle if desired.
No. of Servings: 2-4
1-2 tbsp chopped mango jelly
½ cup MILO
1-2 cups crushed ice
1 tbsp sugar or to taste
¼ cup BEAR BRAND Powdered Milk Drink
Put mango jelly on 2-3 glasses. Blend MILO, ice and sugar together in a blender jar.
Pour prepared mixture in glasses. Top with BEAR BRAND Powdered Milk Drink before serving.
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