Most people want to stay more comfortable in the summer. So they enjoy water sports or going to the beach or traveling to other countries to avoid the hot summer. Many also want to stay comfortable and healthy. Summer is a great season for many sports and activities, such as:
- Roller blading
- Sprinklers/water sports
But we sweat more than usual during the summer, make sure drink a lot of water for recharging your body.
Some analysis suggests that summer is actually when children’s obesity rate is a little bit higher than during the school year. There are several reasons as to why but the main one is sedentary activities. There are a lot of shows for children on TV channels during summer vacation, especially on children’s cable networks such as the Disney Channel.
Unlike the past, there is a diversified way to escape from the hot weather due to the development of technology. People can turn on air conditioners and fans in order to avoid heat stroke. Furthermore, those who aren’t as mobile and don’t have the means of keeping cool 24/7, various public and community locations are usually available:
- Recreational & senior centers
- Other “cooling” centers set up by local officials
- A good ahde under a tree
In comparison, Latin American summers are quite different. Seasons in southern South America is opposite to that North America. While it’s summer here, it’s winter in Argentina and Chile. So, in Chile, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day mark the initiation of summer vacation period. South America meets Antarctica, therefore, while there are many mountains, valleys, tropical islands and deserts, there is no typical weather. If you want to travel to Latin America, you should bring long sleeves clothes to help prevent bug bites. In Ecuador, interestingly, summer vacation varies, and because of its equatorial climate, schools run on two different calendars. In Mexico, there are three time zones: GMT-7 (Pacific), GMT-6 (Mountain) and GMT-5 (Central), and all of which go forward one hour in the summer for Daylight Saving Time (DST).