Tuesday was the “longest day of the year” - in terms of daylight hours, anyway – marking the official First Day of Summer. But the heat certainly didn’t wait for the calendar before reminding us how toasty Georgia can be.
With temperatures soaring into the 90s (and “real feel” temperatures climbing into the low-100s), achieving our workout step counts, or simply enjoying a stroll around the neighborhood (Sunday was World Sauntering Day, after all!), might seem impossible.
Rather than give up altogether, follow these tips to safely saunter or stroll this summer:
Know the warning signs of heat-related illness:
If you experience any of these symptoms, get out of the sun/heat as soon as possible. Elevate your feet to avoid or reduce swelling. Sit by a fan and drink water. Seek shelter indoors, in a climate-controlled environment.
If you feel dizzy or confused, seek medical attention or call 911.
Every Windsong community features wide sidewalks to encourage outdoor activity. Some communities include walking trails, or are located near trails or parks – many of which are shaded. And the best part is, neighbors who become friends make wonderful walking partners!
Welcome to Windsong, Where Life’s A Breeze!