Part two of our series on patio covers explores health reasons why you should consider getting them.
Avoid Heat Related Illness: Buy a Patio Cover Today
You can install patio covers to reduce the risk of heat related illness. What causes heat related illness? The best definition we’ve found is from WEBMD:
“Prolonged or intense exposure to hot temperatures can cause heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat stroke (also known as sun stroke). As your body works to cool itself under extreme or prolonged heat, blood rushes to the surface of your skin. As a result, less blood reaches your brain, muscles, and other organs. This can interfere with both your physical strength and your mental capacity, leading, in some cases, to serious danger. By reducing excessive exposure to high temperatures and taking other precautionary steps, most heat-related illnesses can be avoided. Those who work in hot or humid environments — such as manufacturing plants, bakeries, or construction sites during summer months — are most at risk. However, even long, hot afternoons at the beach can pose problems if warning signs are ignored. With prompt treatment, most people recover completely from heat-related illness. However, heat stroke can be deadly if not properly managed.” READ MORE
How can a patio cover help with heat related illness. Simple. It gets you out of the direct sun and helps to reduce your body’s temperature. And it isn’t just heat related illness that you have to watch out for in Arizona. There is also skin cancer. But if you want another health reason to get patio covers, it has to do with well being
Patio Covers Let You Enjoy The Sun without the SUN
What do we mean? Well, the summer sun in Arizona isn’t enjoyable. It’s miserable. Without the sun, we can become depressed. But even just a bit of sunlight enhances our state of well being.
So remember, you have some choices. If you’d like to enjoy the sun without the risks, then installing patio covers may be the right choice for you.
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