While we may only be seeing temperatures in the sixties right now, with some days being warmer than others, summer is well upon us. When summer does arrive we can expect to see temperatures that are 90 degrees or more on any given day. Moving during hot weather does create some dangers. For example:
- The increased chance of having muscle issues including sprains
- Dehydration can lead to fainting, rapid heartbeat and simply feeling horrible
- Skin burns from the sun
- Heat exhaustion from the high temperatures
With this being said, the main priority during a move is to not only stick to your timeline of the move, but to stay healthy! We have several tips that you can use to help you stay healthy during your upcoming summer move.
1. Drink plenty of water! Dehydration is not something that you want to deal with. You need to make sure that you are drinking plenty of water throughout the day and staying hydrated. Remember, if you are packing around your home and sweating, you are going to need to take in more water to compensate for sweating.
2. Eat light meals more often. This will help you to stay energized throughout the move. And try to eat healthier meals that have hydrating foods like watermelon or the like.
3. Be sure that you do a small warm-up exercise before you start to lift those boxes and move around a lot to avoid muscle strains and sprains.
4. Wear sunblock when you are going to be outside during your move. Getting burned is not only uncomfortable but can increase your chances of developing skin cancer later.
5. Avoid moving during the hottest parts of the day, and do this in the early morning or evening. This can help to avoid a lot of the heat-related issues that people have during a move.
Remember, if you want a helping hand, Quality Moving and Storage is here for you. We are the go-to professionals to hire when you are moving and packing, as we can handle this all for you, minimizing the risks associated with moving during the heat.
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