Work Hard, Play Hard, Stay Safe
From the sun-kissed beaches of Bali to the vibrant cafes of Barcelona, digital nomads know no boundaries. Our office is the world. Yet, every adventure comes with its challenges, and ours is the relentless sun. Between 2004 and 2018, an alarming average of 415 deaths per year in the US were due to heat-related causes, as highlighted by a CDC report.
So, how do we shield ourselves from the sun’s harmful rays while continuing our global pursuits? Here’s your essential guide:
Seek out Shade
Your first line of defense against the sun is shade. Consider portable sun shelters or pop-up beach tents for mobile shade solutions.
Dress for Success
Equip yourself with sun-smart attire. Light-colored, loose clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and cooling performance gear are your best bets. Check out Columbia’s Omni-Freeze for a prime example of sun-protective clothing.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Remember, water is your lifeline. Keep your body temperature in check with regular dips in the ocean or by using a cooling cloth like this one.
Slather on Sunscreen
Recognize Heat-related Conditions
Dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke are not to be taken lightly. Familiarize yourself with their symptoms and treatments to ensure your safety.
As digital nomads, our journey is filled with excitement and unpredictability. But with these sun protection strategies in your toolkit, you can keep the adventure going while staying safe under the sun. Gear up, protect yourself, and continue living the dream!