Beat the Heat

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It′s summer! Which means rising temperatures and longer days.  Here are some tips to help keep you happy and healthy this summer.

Stay Cool

Wear light-colored clothing and a hat. These will reflect the light away from your body. Dark colored clothing attracts the light and holds heat in, making your body temperature rise. Wear the right fabrics. Lightweight clothes are the best choice when you’re trying to keep cool.

Apply Sunscreen

Wearing sunscreen, also known as sunblock, benefits your health in several ways. By protecting you from harmful radiation from the sun, sunscreen reduces your risk for skin cancer, premature aging, and sunburns. You can optimize your protection by choosing the right sunscreen, wearing it regularly and using it as directed.

Drink Plenty of Water

You should consume 6-12 ounces of water every 15 minutes in the hot summer days. If you do this, you’ll be aiming to drink a gallon of water a day.

Eat Fresh Fruits

On top of drinking water, fresh juices, smoothies and eating fruit can also help your body stay energized and hydrated.

Enjoy Some Water Time

The heat can, at times, be unbearable during the summer months. You can find ways of cooling off by spending time in sprinklers or at the pool.

 

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