With summer here, we are all breaking out those swimsuits and grill tongs, and getting ready to catch some rays. After being stuck indoors for so long, everyone is dying to feel the beach breeze in our hair and soak up the sun for hours just to make up for all of the lost suntan time.
Before you run for that door, remember that the virus hasn’t completely gone away. But there is good news! We can still have fun, but safely. And for some extra peace of mind, you can join a health share community to help you pay for those unexpected medical bills when they happen. Here are a few tips to “get your summer on” safely, with your health share membership for extra protection.
Safety Tips and Health Share for Some Good Summer Fun
With beaches, parks, hiking trails, and restaurants reopening, we are all itching to get out there and have some fun. But nothing is better than responsible fun. The beautiful, sunny weather is the perfect distraction from remembering that we are just coming off of a pandemic. Here are a few tips to stay safe this summer and take advantage of your health share perks in the event that you do get sick or hurt.
Splashing Around Safely
Playing around in the water is a great way to escape that summer heat. But, it does come with a few risks. Here are some ways to keep safe.
- Social distancing: The concept of social distancing should still apply both on land and in water. Remember to think about keeping a reasonable social distance. Encourage your children to do the same and, if they can’t, consider looking into other activities for them to do.
- Face masks and coverings: Face masks or coverings can still offer some protection if you are vulnerable. Mask or no mask, always remember to apply sunscreen frequently and drink lots of water.
- Sharing is not caring: Forgot your nose clips, goggles, or snorkel at home? Tempted to borrow from a friend? Resist that temptation. The virus is spread through fluids, so if you have left these things at home, do not borrow them from anyone else. The only share you should be interested in is health share.
- Extra supervision: Everyone is excited to see each other and the kids are especially ready to catch up on all the missed playtime. But, when there’s water, you have to be extra vigilant. Keep a close eye on your kids and ensure that they are safe and happy. And when in doubt, apply more sunscreen.
Grilling for the Greater Good
Everyone knows there is nothing better than a barbequed steak and some ice-cold potato salad with the family on a summer day. And no Texan barbeque is complete without your favorite beef cut, marinated and grilled to perfection. As fun as grilling is, grill fires cause an average of 10,000 home fires every year. Home fires can lead to more than damaged property, but severe stress, burns, smoke inhalation, and even death.
A health share membership would be a great way to pay for those medical bills, but you should try to avoid the injuries in the first place.
- Eyes on the prize: Always stand by and watch your grill closely when it’s lit. More importantly, never add lighter fluid to coals that are already ignited. Keep a bucket of water or a fire extinguisher nearby.
- Keep it outside: Don’t waste the beautiful summer weather by grilling indoors. Besides that, grilling in enclosed areas is dangerous. So get out there and catch some vitamin D while preparing the perfect meal.
- Grill distancing: Every circle of friends and family has that one person who wants to pinch a piece of food or two from the grill. Keep them away! The same goes for pets too. Place the grill at a safe distance away from the house so that, if it falls over, there is enough space to stop the fire from spreading to the house too quickly.
- The right tools for the occasion: Direct contact with fire causes severe burns. That is why you should always buy long-handled grilling tools. They allow you to continue preparing the food while maintaining a safe distance.
As a member of a health share community, any injuries will be taken care of all year round. No need to worry!
Protection in the Great Outdoors
We have spent a lot of time indoors lately and less time collecting precious vitamin D, which is good for our bones and teeth and even makes immune cells in our lungs stronger. Staying indoors also means that your family spends most of their time on their phone or laptop screens, increasing their exposure to stress-inducing blue light. Blue light has been shown to cause digital eye strain in almost 70% of American adults. Overexposure to blue light leads to:
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty sleeping
By being part of a health share community, would help you to pay your medical bills from blue light overexposure. The health share membership gives you access to the funds to pay for your medical bills in your time of need.
Now would be a good time to take the family outside and peel their eyes away from their electronic devices for a while. Most importantly, everyone needs to protect their skin with some good old sunscreen after being indoors for so long. Here’s how you should do outdoor activities safely:
- Stick to smallish crowds: Ideally, try to avoid large crowds because this increases your chance of contamination. Also, try to limit the amount of time that you and your family spend in close proximity with other people, to lower your risk.
- Exploring the outdoors: Activities such as hiking are a great way to stay active after being “couch potatoes” for so long. You should be safe to hike, as long as you wear a mask and keep a safe distance between yourselves and other people.
- Low contact sports: Sports such as tennis and golf are considered low risk because they are low contact. If you’ve never tried this before, now is a good time to get started. Avoid contact sports like football and basketball.
Some Final Safety and Health Share Tips
No matter what you are doing outside, make sure to always wear the right protective gear (helmets, knee pads, etc), and facemasks where feasible. The point is to do as much as you can to minimize the chances of anyone getting injured and using this gear is a good way to do that.
Although you need all the vitamin D that you can get after being deprived for so long, there’s nothing more uncomfortable than burnt, peeling skin. So rub on some extra sunscreen!
Most importantly, stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids during those hours of physical outdoor activity to keep your body happy and ready for more action.
Accidents happen. And when they do, the last thing you want to do is worry about how you are going to pay for the medical bills. Chances are, money has been pretty tight for your business in the economic slump. How do you protect yourself, your employees and their families, and save money too? By offering them the chance to become a member of a health share community.
Scoop Health: Health Share for You Through the Summer
With all the exploring that you are about to do, you shouldn’t have to worry about how to pay for medical expenses if someone gets hurt.
Health share memberships are a community-based way of paying for your medical expenses. With medical cost-sharing and a health share membership, you save between 30 – 60% on your medical expenses. Those savings could go towards taking a well-deserved outdoor vacation. And, you can rest assured you are part of a health share community that helps you pay for your medical expenses in your time of need.
So what are you waiting for? Contact us today and get your health share membership with Scoop Health.