Summer can be hard on many people with MS. Heat intolerance is a big symptom with MS. What safe activities do you do in the summer and still keep yourself safe from the Summer's heat and sun.
I believe that many individuals may have to modify the summer activities listed in this post because MS attack each and every individual differently. Be sure to take these activities and adapt them to your particular MS symptoms and intolerances. I also think that many summer activities can be modified to keep them safe for most people with MS. Here's some ideas:
If you are heat intolerance get out early in the morning or late in the evening when the temperatures are less severe.
Keep a hat on your head when you are outside to help protect your head and neck from sun exposure. It will also help to keep the temperatures from rising higher from the direct sunlight on your head and neck as well.
Hydrate hydrate hydrate all Summer long as the sun and the extreme temperatures🌡will surely suck moisture from your body!
Here's some of my favorite summer activities!
1. I love to go boating on our pontoon and what I've learned to do is either go early in the morning or late in the evening if it's extremely hot. No matter what and I go I stay under the bimi cover to keep the direct Summers sun off of me.
2. I tend to hit indoor flea markets and Peddlers Mall more in the summer to stay out of the Sun but still have an enjoyable few hours of fun!
3. Once my knee gets fixed I hope to be able to start riding my horse again. Just not this fast of course! 🏇 And I'll follow the same rules as boating is that I ride in the early morning or the early evening to stay out of the intense heat of the day.
4. Even though I hate to wear hats I keep one on if I'm outside in the summer. It will do two things, it will help to keep your body's temperature from rising as the sun hit your head and neck area and literally makes them. And it will also help to keep the whole body cooler by again keeping the head in that cooler. Just find a half that's fun and it shakes your neck. I tend to buy the ones with the order under the chin so if I get to doing fun activities I don't worry about the Hat blowing off my head and me either ruining it or losing it!
That's all I thought but I'm sure there's dozens of more thoughts out in the chat room. I would love to have a lot of input on this posts so the newest members of our chat room who are still trying to get a handle on their MS will get ideas to try this summer. We want to make sure everyone can have fun being outside this summer and still be safe this summer and help to prevent any heat intolerance they might be prone to because of their MS.