Lollapalooza is upon us! If you’re attending this weekend, here are a few tips to keep you healthy during this music filled weekend. Staying away from the crowds? Keep these tips in mind during any outdoor event you attend this summer. Your health should always be #1!
Protect Yourself from the Sun
With the temps rising to the 90’s this weekend, it’s going to be a hot one. A little sun is great for your body but keep the exposure down to 1/2 hour increments. Wear light colors and loose clothing. Bring a hat and make sure to hang out in the shade for a little bit to keep the day 3 lobster look at bay.
I don’t mean with an ice-cold beer. For every alcoholic beverage you have, drink water with it. Alcohol is dehydrating and will do your body more harm than its worth. Not drinking this weekend? It’s still extremely important to have water by your side. If you have to, set a timer on your phone to drink water every 20-30 mins.
With a busy weekend, it’s easy to just grab something quick to eat and go. Before you begin your day, eat a healthy breakfast. Start your morning off with a green smoothie – or any HOMEMADE smoothie (the pre-made ones can be packed with sugar). I’m not sure what they allow at Lolla, but try to pack healthy snacks for the day that won’t go bad in the heat. Carrot sticks or apples are a good start. >>> My favorite green smoothie recipe!
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Yes, those sandals would look soooo cute with your outfit but your legs will hate you for it. Ditch the flip flops and put on a pair of comfortable gym shoes. If you still want some height for your outfit, try wedges – they give you a little more support. You’ll thank me later when all of your friends are complaining of their feet hurting and you’ll still be dancing the night away.
Get Some Rest
It’s easy to forget about sleep when your weekend is jam packed with concerts. You probably won’t be getting a full nights sleep, so try to slip away in the afternoon and take a quick rest. Find a quite spot at the fest and take a little break in the shade. – Bonus point for doing a mini meditation!
Know the Signs of Heat Exhaustion
I know you’ll be dancing and drinking your weekend away, but be smart about it. The hottest part of the day is 10am-4pm so take extra care of yourself during these hours and watch out for your friends too. Too avoid a medical emergency, know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Signs of heat exhaustion include weakness, fatigue, nausea, headache, clammy and moist skin and profuse sweating with normal to slightly elevated body temperatures. Signs of heat stroke include mental confusion, delirium, loss of consciousness, convulsions, lack of sweating, hot and dry skin with increasing body temperature.