At The Beach Company we want to make sure your time spent by the water with friends & family is amazing. We bring you a quick guide with tips on how to prevent and issues while on holiday.
On The Plane
The air in an aircraft cabin is far drier than when on the ground so your face and body is likely to become dehydrated quicker. If you can face the flight without makeup it will do your skin the world of good. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the flight to keep you hydrated. Did you know that one alcoholic drink will affect your body exactly the same as two or three drinks on the ground? So be mindful with the booze.
In The Sun
Whether you’re jetting away to somewhere exotic or having a lovely staycation at your local hotel poolside, having the right sun protection is always important. Even if you’re sitting under a sun umbrella on the beach or sitting under a tree in a park, the ultraviolet radiation is still able to reflect off surfaces such as sand, water, grass and bounce onto your skin.
Layering up with SPF with a factor of 15 or higher is recommended as SPFs do a great job of protecting against UV rays and preventing sun burn. A good lip balm with SPF 15 or more is recommended to protect and nourish your lips from the effects of the sun.
It’s not just skin you should protect from the sun. Your eyes need protection too as sun damage to the eyes can occur anytime. Wear sunglasses that block UV rays and hats that will shade your face from the sun.
Mosquitos are difficult to avoid when visiting a hot and humid country but there are ways to prevent being bitten repeatedly.
An insect repellent which is made to last up to 12 hours is highly recommended. Spray all over your body before getting dressed.
If you happen to get bitten whilst away, apply antihistamine cream to the affected areas as this will calm the reaction down, allowing you to feel comfortable and enabling you to continue enjoying your holiday.
The last thing you need is for your holiday to be ruined by sickness. Always wash your hands with soap and water before eating or drinking anything, to kill any bacteria that your hands may have picked up from outside. A good antibacterial hand sanitizer is always handy to carry in your handbag too. Avoid drinking tap water, this goes for ice in drinks too, avoid it. With foods, opt for freshly cooked dishes that have been served steaming hot. These simple precautions will help to prevent any illness whilst away, allowing you to enjoy your holiday to the max.
What’s not to love about an afternoon at the pool ?
Pool parties are everyone's favorites and they are always a big hit. Plus, they’re so simple. All you need are a few decorations and cute themed snacks and you’re ready to party.
If you’re on the hunt for easy ideas for your upcoming pool party we have got you covered with 8 Summer Pool Party Ideas.
Sending great invitations can make your guests feel special before the party even starts. Be sure to remind everyone to bring a swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen ! Keep your invitations simple including all the details of the party without making it too complicated.
Deciding on a theme for your party is a very important factor. A theme party gives a unique personalized feel to your party and even the guests can have some fun dressing according to the theme. You could have a flamingo themed party or if your a big ocean fan a nautical theme is very cool
Let your party goers know how big of a splash they’re in for. Whether you use beach balls, big floaties or sign boards, here’s how to make your party look picture perfect. According to your theme go for bold & bright colors. Be it flamingo loungers, nautical sign boards or Tropical Hawaiian luau make sure your decor reflects your theme clearly
A pool party is so incomplete without a few too many bright loungers. They provide fun for your guests and also work as a great decor. Just inflate as many loungers possible and throw them in the pool.
There’s more to water play than splashing and swimming laps. Have some fun games and activities for the kids as well as the adults so they don't get bored and make everyone a part of the fun. Getting your guests to click pictures at the photo Booth is cool idea. Have a few games to keep everyone interested in the party
Any party, be it for kids or adults is always incomplete without a cake and so would be your pool party. A unique theme based cake adds a nice highlight to your party
Send your party people home with fun reminders of what a great day they had. Check out our cute, awesome and quirky party favors that’ll definitely be loved by your guests.
Your guests are truly going to appreciate this very thoughtful idea by you. Put out all kinds of skin friendly sunscreen that your guests can use at the party. SPF 50 for the face and a spray on one that’s waterproof your good to go for some splish splash.
Hope you have a lot of fun throwing your next pool party with these easy and cool pool party ideas !
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Part of getting the most out of swimming is having full knowledge of water safety, which includes proper procedures for inclement weather, especially during rain and storms. The simple rule is from the National Lightning Safety Institute is, "If you can see it, flee it; if you can hear it, clear it." This means that though rain itself does not necessarily pose a safety threat to swimmers, thunder and lightning can develop quickly and cause a risk. Consult with the lifeguard at your pool or beach before entering the water when it is raining.
Lightning can just as easily strike something connected to the pool, such as a water pipe, as the pool itself, which means that both indoor and outdoor pools should be avoided during a storm that contains thunder and lightning. Return to the pool only when you have not heard any thunder for at least 30 minutes.
Strong winds can affect the water conditions and currents, especially in oceans. Heavy rain can hamper your visibility of the shoreline, causing you to become disoriented. Additionally, rains can cause bacteria and other harmful matter to be washed into the ocean and waterways; therefore, swimming should be avoided during and for 12 to 24 hours following heavy storms.
Diving into the cool water of a swimming pool on a hot day is a child’s summertime dream ! But did you know that swimming is the perfect workout solution for people of all ages ! The water will keep you cool, even though your heart rate will get a good workout. You may even be able to exercise for a longer duration of time as compared to jogging.
Here are some of the other ways in which swimming can benefit you and your health
1. It’s the Perfect Low Impact Workout
Swimming is the perfect solution for older people or pregnant women who wish to stay active, as it is also a low impact workout that minimizes stress on the joints. Low impact workouts are also great for people with arthritis and chronic pain because there is no ground impact. Even though people concerned with joint stress may benefit most of swimming, low impact exercise is a healthy, sustainable choice for people of all ages.
2. It Improves Endurance and Muscle Mass
Don’t be fooled– swimming is low impact on your joints, but it has a high impact on your health ! It improves endurance, and strengthens muscles. Swimming is great for your lungs because your body must adapt when your face is under water, your body uses oxygen more efficiently and expels more carbon dioxide with each exhale. Swimming has been associated with lower resting heart rates and lower blood pressure.
3. Swimming Relieves Stress
It’s well known that exercising causes the release of stress-relieving endorphins in your body – but exercising in water could provide even more benefits ! Being immersed in water may help to prevent sensory overload that contribute to stress levels and foster feelings of calmness. Reducing stress results in numerous other health benefits for the brain, heart, and digestive system.
4. Rehabilitation Therapy for Injuries
Many athletes with injuries, particular ankle, knee, or foot injuries, are advised to swim to maintain fitness levels and stay in shape. Again, the resistance of the water combined with the body’s buoyancy makes the muscles work hard, but without causing impact and straining the injured area.
5. Weight Loss
Swimming burns loads of calories – depending on your method and style of swimming, as well as your body type. It is thought that swimming burns approximately 89% of the calories burned while jogging or running and 97% of the calories burned while riding a bicycle for the same duration of time. Considering the low impact nature of swimming, it can be a very efficient way to burn calories and contribute to healthy weight loss.
Hope our blog helps you towards a fit and healthy lifestyle.
Love Beach Bums !
Books + Beach = Bliss
In an attempt to give you something that is equal parts lazing around and feeling fulfilled, we've pulled together a selection of books that will make great reading list options all through the warmer weather. So get flipping!
The Weekenders is just one of the many books you'll want to keep in your beach bag this season. All seems normal with this group of island locals until someone's husband goes missing and the town's deeper secrets begin to unravel.
2. The Girls
THE GIRLS by Emma Cline.This book is a coming-of-age story, set in Northern California in the late 1960s, that involves a thoughtful teenage girl who drifts into a Charles Manson-like cult.
This novel may take place in Jamaica, but do not mistake it for a traditional beach read. It’s for readers who want to know what’s really behind the lacquered smile of the desk clerk at that lovely resort in Montego Bay, and what the pleasant woman at the market is really thinking when she sells tourists her jewelry and trinkets.
If you're a hopeless romantic, then All Summer Long is the perfect read for you. A young couple from New York finds themselves at odds when a move to South Carolina causes strife in their relationship.
While you’re lazing around on the beach, three college friends and former band mates, now in the throes of middle age, are spending their summer confronting hard truths about their pasts
In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan.Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always remained a mystery. Now, for the first time, he tells his story. Candid, humble, wry and gutsy
This book talks about many problems that people face in societies and in families. The author believes that we must get a clear understanding of what these ‘tipping points'’ are, that lead to such sudden changes in our lives.
8. Here's To Us
In Here's To Us, three women must put their differences aside when a man they all loved suddenly dies.
A mother and her two young children rent a battered old RV and embark upon a journey through the Alaskan wilderness. At first their trip feels like a vacation: they spot wild animals, build bonfires,enjoy the scenery. But as Josie drives her kids deeper into the forest, dodging wildfires and increasingly eccentric locals, we learn more of the events that forced her to escape her old life
10. The Alchemist
The Alchemist follows the journey of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago. Believing a recurring dream to be prophetic, he decides to travel to a Romani fortune-teller in a nearby town to discover its meaning.