Advice 17 Jan
Enjoy Summer with these Accessible Finds
By Pieta Bouma | Edited by EveryHuman
Nothing makes me happier than a bright blue sky and the promise of adventure, so as the days are getting warmer, my mind is wandering to all the places I will explore this summer. With a disability, it is important to put a little bit of extra prep into any adventures, but it always turns out worth it to get some time in nature, especially with friends and whanau (family).
It’s super important to stay hydrated to avoid heatstroke and keep your energy up. Make sure to take a drink before and after swimming as you often don’t feel thirsty after being in the water, but it does still dehydrate you! I recommend this cup holder, which, if you also purchase the attachment, can be attached to your wheelchair.
Another thing to watch out for is the sun, especially on this side of the world. Sunscreen is great, but nothing beats covering up. And don’t be fooled if it’s overcast; the sun can actually burn just as much even with clouds around! This linen overshirt can look cool and casual over togs at the beach but can also be dressed up with nicer pants for a BBQ.
Femme linen Shirt - White
This denim shirt dress will also protect you from the sun in a more casual style.
Icon Denim Shirt Dress - Medium Wash
Summer is a great time to kick back and splash out a bit with your style; I love experimenting with brighter colours and patterns. Try these funky sunglasses for kids to add some fun to the outfit!
Wherever you are this summer, make the most of the warm weather and spend some time outside, but make sure to stay safe from the sun, know your limits, and take breaks as you need them. Equip yourself with everything you might need to get out there early, so you don't miss out on any opportunities!
Image from Pieta 2021 (@pieta.bouma)