There are very few things that bring as much pleasure to a parent than to see their children playing and having fun outdoors. The shrieks, the laughter and the healthy enjoyment of life truly is inspiring!
Summer in South Africa is truly a wonderful time, and tourists from all over the world flock here to lap up the sun and the heat. Before joining them by the pool, in the garden or at the beach there are some things you need to know about staying cool.
There is so much hype around the dangers of exposure to the Sun, that we cannot help becoming very concerned. So how do we draw a happy balance between paranoia and carefree abandon?
Summer sunshine is lovely: Fun and games in the sun, but with consequences…
Have you ever noticed that some older people have bruises on the arms or hands or both?
It may look like they must be exceptionally clumsy and careless in bumping into furniture and the like, but that is far from the truth in many cases.
It is never an easy exercise to find gifts for friends and family.
We prowl the shops and the internet to find something unique but know in our hearts that most
things we see will probably be left in a drawer, be the wrong size or be re-gifted and passed onto someone else!
It is hard to imagine a South African summer without mosquitos. They just seem to be everywhere and sneak up on us whether we are indoors relaxing in front of our TV, or outdoors enjoying a braai or get-together with friends.
Despite our best intentions, we sometimes find ourselves caught out in the sun without any protection – and we can suffer quite bad sunburn as a result.
Most of us are well aware that when we are outside in the direct sun we are being exposed to dangerous rays from the sun. But you may not be aware that constant contact with the sun through the windows of your car is a lot more dangerous than you might have thought.
Sport is a universal activity. It is enjoyed across the world bringing people of all ages and nations together. Most sport is played outdoors during all seasons. Matches can last for days or 80 minutes. Whatever the duration of the competition, when practice sessions are taken into account, players are exposed to the harsh sun for hours on end.
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