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It's the First Day of Summer: Ways to Stay Cool and Beat the Heat

June not only kicks off summer but it’s also when the heat is in full force. Sometimes it can be hard to enjoy the outdoors and keep things cool while you’re in your mobility chair. EZ-ACCESS has compiled a list of products and ways that help you keep your cool this summer. 

We understand how frustrating it can be when the sun is beating down on you while you’re in your chair. You don’t want to miss out on any of the fun but chancing heat stroke doesn’t sound great either. Even on the hottest of days, you can enjoy the sun as long as you take proper measures to stay cool and beat the heat.

Staying hydrated is the most important thing you can do for yourself during the summer. While in your wheelchair, it can be difficult to find a place to store or carry your drinks. Although inconvenient, it’s something EZ-ACCESS has a solution for. Whether it’s our Wheelchair Pack or the Wheelchair Back, there is a carrier system fit for you. Another great way to prevent the annoyance of having your water bottle sitting next to you all the time is to get an Underneath Carrier for your wheelchair.

A few ways to stay cool in a wheelchair are to cover the arm rests, sit on a towel or pillow for comfort, or carry a misting fan. By covering the arm rests, you will keep the sun from beating on an exposed part of the chair, especially if the arm rests are a dark material. You can also cool off by putting a cold and/or damp towel on your neck for some temporary relief from the summer heat. Just add your fan and towels to your EZ-ACCESS mobility chair accessories and you are ready to go!

Summer safety is something everyone should care about. We see the importance of finding ways to stay cool in a wheelchair and have thought of solutions that fit your needs. Remembering to stay hydrated is essential to keeping heat at bay and having cooling solutions with you at all times in your wheelchair’s storage bag. This can make time spent outside in the summer heat more enjoyable.

Visit EZ-ACCESS today to see all of our accessibility products. And don’t forget to check out our line of accessories that can make life in the sun a breeze!

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