Summer is here and it’s getting hotter by the day here in Central Oregon, and it’s important to stay safe in the sun and hot weather. We’ve put together some tips on how you and your animals can stay safe and cool this summer!

Water- It may seem like a simple one, but it is so easy to forget to not only carry a water bottle with you, but to remember to drink enough water throughout the day. If you are one to easily forget, set a reminder on your phone or computer to drink a glass every hour or two, depending how much you are doing physically. If you don’t enjoy drinking water, try adding a splash of lemon or cranberry juice in your bottle. If you are taking your dog outside in the heat, make sure to ALWAYS carry water and a bowl for them when they get thirsty.

SPF- Even if you are not sitting outside in the sun all day, get in the habit of putting SPF on every day to any skin that will see the sunlight, eve if it’s just driving to work. An easy way to do remember this is to buy a morning face cream with SPF in it and out it on every day before you leave the house.

Shade- If you are sitting outside in direct sunlight, sit under an umbrella, or wear a big sun hat to protect your face and shoulders. This goes for children, adults, and dogs- stay out of direct sunlight for long periods of time!

Avoid Afternoon- the hottest part of the day is between 1-3, so if it’s really hot, it’s best to avoid being out in the sun during these times until it cools down. If you must go outside, be sure to carry water, and lather on the SPF

Wear Layers- Here in Central Oregon, the mornings can be fairly cool, then really heat up in the afternoon, so wear breathable clothes in layers, so you can dress down as the day goes on and the temps rise.

For Pups- As stated above, make sure to carry water for pup at all times, make sure if you go out, there’s a shady spot for them to relax, and if you have to walk them in the heat make sure they have booties for their feet- if the ground is too hot for your feet barefoot, its too hot for their paws!

Happy Summer!
The Jones Group @ Sunriver Realty

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58123-15 Gannet Lane, Sunriver-
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56300 Twin Rivers Drive-
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