Summer in Cuba: Protection and Responsibility is a Source of Health

Summer in Cuba: Protection and Responsibility is a Source of Health
Summer for life. Photo: UJC.

Summer in Cuba is highly expected by the entire population. At this stage, most citizens are on vacation and enjoy as a family.

This year due to the Covid-19 it is necessary to comply with the sanitary guidelines, among them: guarantee the physical distance and the obligatory use of the face masks in all activities to avoid the spread of the disease.

It is also necessary to remember that with the high temperatures in these months, people can suffer from other diseases, so it is necessary to maintain a discipline regarding food consumption.

Among the most prone infectious pictures during this stage are: gastroenteritis, diarrhea and dehydration, diseases that are more prone to babies, children, older adults and people with chronic diseases. For this reason, the consumption of fresh food should be prioritized, always taking precaution in its washing and handling.

It is important to take special care in the handling and consumption of foodstuffs, respect the cold chain and avoid exposing the products to heat.

To avoid dehydration, it is essential to drink more water than usual, accompany all meals with the precious liquid and drink a minimum of eight glasses during the day.

Another measure is the care and protection from the sun, which is very appropriate in this period to wear glasses and clothing to protect the skin, as well as hats or caps.

Applying a broad spectrum sunscreen cream is vital to exposed body parts, such as the face and hands.

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Elsa Gómez Valle

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