Holiday Makers Need To Use Hat In The Sun To Stay Safe

Holiday Makers Need To Use Hat In The Sun To Stay Safe

23/06/2020 0 By M Zaman

As the temperature is soaring across the UK. Many people love to go outside including visiting beaches and spend lots of time in the sun. But, holiday makers will need to use a hat to keep their brain function active.

While, you are considering to go outdoor either in the UK or abroad in particularly beaches. It is a safe practice to wear hat.

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen warns that spending time in the sun without a hat can damage a person’s brain function.

Professor Lars Nybo, who led the study, said: “We provide evidence that direct exposure to sunlight – especially to the head – impairs motor and cognitive performance.

“Adding to this, the decline in motor and cognitive performance was observed at 38.5 degrees, which is a 1 degree lower body temperature than previous studies have shown, which is a substantial difference.”

Person exercising in the sun

Person exercising in the sun (Image: iStock)

As part of the study, there were eight healthy, active males, aged between 27-41 completed motor-cognitive tests while lamps were positioned on various parts of their bodies.

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It came out that the men performed worst when the lamps were positioned to radiate on the back, sides and top of their heads.

There are clearer indications that spending time in the sun without protection can seriously damage a person’s brain functionality.

Dr Andreas Flouris, an author of the study, said: “Health and performance impairments provoked by thermal stress are societal challenges intensifying with global warming and that is a prolonged problem we must try to mitigate.

“But we must also adapt solution to prevent the current negative effects when e.g. workers are exposed and this study emphasize that it is of great importance that people working or undertaking daily activities outside should protect their head against sunlight.

People enjoying outdoor activity

People enjoying outdoor activity (Image: iStcok)

“The ability to maintain concentration and avoid attenuation of motor-cognitive performance is certainly of relevance for work and traffic safety as well as for minimizing the risks of making mistakes during other daily tasks.”

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So, if you are considering to staying out long in the sun. You must need to wear a hat while you are outside.

You must use sunscreen while you are out in the sun. As, it causes skin-cancer.

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