With the arrival of summer, the kids are out of school and the weather is finally getting warmer, which means you’ll find yourself planning day trips with the family. The start of the new season also brings along health conditions that have been stored away all winter, so here are a few health tips to help you enjoy a fun and healthy summer!
Turn activities into exercise: Warmer weather calls for being spending more time outdoors, being active. Regular exercise has been shown to improve overall health, lower stress, and reduce chronic joint pain. Simple activities like a day trip to the zoo, visiting an amusement park, or long bike rides ad hikes can go a long way!
Stay hydrated: During the hotter days, it’s imperative to drink more water to reduce your chances of dehydration. Dehydration can lead to a number of life-threatening conditions and injuries, making it essential to always have water on hand during the hot summer days.
Stay in the shade: While you may want to enjoy a nice get-away to the beach, limit your exposure to direct sunlight when the UV-rays are most powerful, and if you plan on being outdoors during peak times, be sure to regularly apply sunscreen, and wear UV-protective gear such as sunglasses, a brim hat, and long-sleeves and pants to limit exposure.
Prevent mosquito bites: Mosquitoes are most active during night, dawn, and dusk, so if you plan on being outdoors during those times of the day, be sure to apply insect repellent and wear protective clothing.
See your doctor: If you’ve been suffering through nagging pains all winter and spring, stop waiting and visit your physician. You’ll want to feel your best during the summer months, so take the time to visit your physician so an injury doesn’t sideline you this summer.
For more summer health tips, be sure to visit Centennial Medical, or call us at 410-730-3399.