Staying Healthy at All the Music Festivals You’re Hitting This Spring
If you’re a big music nerd| chances are you’ll be at Coachella u2014u00a0it’s packed with all sorts of cool acts and events that are sure to kick off Spring in the right way. But like any big outdoor event| make sure you are taking care of yourself. Here are tips to help you charge through any music festival like a pro.
| Stay Protected From the Sun
Coachella is in the desert; it’s hot| and temperatures can reach well into the 90s. Protect yourself from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays with sunscreen| sunglasses| and a fab hat. Lobster red is not the look you want to be sporting by day three.
| Fuel Up to Stay Energized
The hot weather and long days mean you need to be properly energized. Drink lots of water| and stay away from foods that zap your energy. And while a cold beer tastes good while enjoying the music| don’t go overboard. Alcohol is dehydrating| which can be a bad mix in the hot desert sun.
| Put a Bud in It
While earplugs may not be cool| neither is losing your hearing. Noise-induced hearing loss can be caused by a single exposure to loud noise or by regular exposure to anything over 85 decibels u2014u00a0like a concert u2014 over an extended period of time. Before you hit the festival| pick up a pair of silicone earplugs from a drugstore. These will also come in handy if you plan to onsite camp at the festival.
| Wear Comfortable Shoes
Chances are you’re going to be doing a lot of standing and walking around| so dress accordingly. You don’t have to show up in hiking boots| but you may want to ditch the stilettos for a pair of cute sneakers or flat-soled boots.
| Get Some Zzzs
An easy mistake to make during any celebratory weekend is not getting enough sleep. Though the excitement of the festival might keep you up all night| give your mind and body some time to wind down. Even if you can’t get a full night’s rest| try to sneak away for an afternoon nap.
| In Case of Emergency
Accidents happen| so keep some basic first-aid essentials in your belongings. Antiseptic wipes| band-aids| and painkillers are travel musts.