.......Information for Grown-Ups



Cool Cat Says Get Sunwise!

SLIP! on a shirt
Cover up with cool, loose clothes, like baggy T-shirts and trousers. Close-woven cloth is better than loose-woven. Cotton is better than artificial fibres.
SLAP! on a hat
Wear a hat that shades your face, neck and ears. A wide-brimmed hat or a legionnaire's cap with a flap at the back are good.

SLOP! on sunscreen
If there's any chance you'll burn, use a high-factor sunscreen SPF 15 or more (Sun Protection Factor). Water-proof sunscreens are best. It soon wears or washes off, so put it on THICK & OFTEN! Cover ALL your exposed bits, including the tip of your nose and the tops of your ears.

SLAM! on sunglasses
Wear a good pair of sunspecs, ones that will protect your eyes against UV light.

STAY in the shade!
Try to stay out of strong sunlight. In the summer, this is usually between 11 o'clock and 3 o'clock. Use the shade of trees, umbrellas or buildings (but remember that concrete can reflect a lot of UV light).
SIP loads of water!
Hot days can make you lose lots of water. So drink a LITRE or MORE of water every day. And if you're exercising really HARD, you should drink even more.

And NEVER SNOOZE in the sun
or you might just fry!