Summer Living: Healthy Tips for the Season

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  1. Summer Living: Healthy Tips for the Season

    Everybody loves summer, right?
    The sunshine and warm weather can lift our spirits and encourage healthy living. Jogging, gardening, hiking, outdoor swimming… the options are endless with the longer days. 
    Summer is also an excellent time to remind ourselves about healthy lifestyle choices. So, let’s review how to make the most of the season.
    Hydrate Yourself
    That’s right – warmer weather means we must be even more vigilant about drinking plenty of water. Among the many benefits: It keeps us cooler.
    Getting the right amount of water each day also helps increase our metabolism, which allows us lose weight and keep it off. Plus, drinking a glass before a meal helps us feel full faster, making us less likely to overeat.
    Water is also good for digestion, healthy skin – and just about everything related to a healthy body.
    Add cucumber slices or fruit to a pitcher for a refreshing, light flavor.
    Drink water even when you’re not thirsty. A good rule of thumb is to drink between a half-ounce and 1 ounce of water for every pound of body weight, according to
    Avoid the Heat
    Enjoy your outdoor activities before the highest heat of the day.
    For instance, if you like to garden, you should do your digging around breakfast time rather than in the afternoon.
    An evening walk or jog can be much more pleasurable than taking one in the hot middle of the day.
    Wear Sunscreen and Hats
    Too much exposure ages the skin and can lead to skin cancers. Consumer Reports says 61 percent of people over 60 don’t use sunscreen. And skin cancers are up among Baby Boomers.
    So, get something with an SPF between 30 and 50. Look for UVA and UVB protection. Reapply frequently, and don’t be stingy. 
    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends sunscreen and hats, staying in the shade, wearing clothing to the ankles, and wearing a long-sleeved shirt.
    For a natural, do-it-yourself sunburn treatment, consider essential oils: peppermint, chamomile, tea tree, lavender, or oatmeal baths. Men’s Health recommends a spray made from 1 ounce of pure aloe, 1 ounce of coconut oil, 2 ounces of witch hazel, 5 drops of peppermint oil, and 5 drops of lavender oil.
    Win the Mosquito Wars
    Empty flowerpots, buckets, and other water containers to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. Use outdoor repellents around the yard. Use yellow-hued outdoor lightbulbs since they attract fewer pests.
    The CDC recommends mosquito repellent with 5 percent to 50 percent DEET to keep the bugs off your body. Others swear by Off! Deep Woods Insect Repellent Avon Skin So Soft, Repel Tick Defense, and other easily found items.
    Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, avoid too much alcohol, and get plenty of rest. 
    We’re here to keep you moving – and it’s always safe and plenty cool in here with us!

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