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Here Comes the Summer Sun

Summertime means longer days, warmer weather and stronger sunshine, picnics, barbecues, days out and trips to the seaside.
Here’s how to make the most of your summer and stay healthy.

Be active; be cool
Regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle in every season. The warm summer weather can make it easy to exercise outdoors and get the whole family involved. Just be sure to take some precautions so you don’t get overheated in the hot weather.

* Exercise in the morning or evening, when it’s likely to be cooler outdoors. If possible, exercise in shady areas. If it’s too hot to go out, work out at the gym, or walk laps or climb stairs inside an air-conditioned building.
* Drink plenty of water. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty. Help your body sweat and cool down by drinking water frequently.
* Wear lightweight, light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing to help sweat evaporate and keep you cooler.
* Physical activity is important for everyone. Take children and older family members to the park, turn on some music and dance, or get pedometers for everyone in the family and have a friendly competition to see who can log the most steps each day.

Eat right and stay healthy
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy an outdoor meal with friends and family.

* Refreshing salads, melons, and berries add colour and flavour to picnics and BBQs as well as providing all important nutrients.
* Wash hands, utensils, containers, and work surfaces before handling food to prevent harmful bacteria from spreading.
* Cook food the same day as the picnic, not in advance, to give bacteria less time to grow.
* Wash fruit and vegetables before cutting, in case bacteria are present on the rind or peel.

Stay safe in the sun
Protect your skin from the sun when you go outside, especially during the long, warm summer days.

* Cover up! When you are out in the sun, wear clothing and a wide-brimmed hat to protect as much skin as possible. Protect your eyes with sunglasses that block at least 99% of UV light.
* Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. Put more on at least every 2 hours, and after swimming or sweating.
* Seek shade! Limit your direct exposure to the sun, especially between 10am and 4pm when UV rays are strongest.

Here are some products to help you stay healthy this Summer.

Categories
All Products
Bath & Body
Brands
Avalon Organics
Dr Mercola
Jigsaw Health
Now Foods
The Grandpa Soap Co
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Price

Summertime means longer days, warmer weather and stronger sunshine, picnics, barbecues, days out and trips to the seaside.
Here’s how to make the most of your summer and stay healthy.

Be active; be cool
Regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle in every season. The warm summer weather can make it easy to exercise outdoors and get the whole family involved. Just be sure to take some precautions so you don’t get overheated in the hot weather.

* Exercise in the morning or evening, when it’s likely to be cooler outdoors. If possible, exercise in shady areas. If it’s too hot to go out, work out at the gym, or walk laps or climb stairs inside an air-conditioned building.
* Drink plenty of water. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty. Help your body sweat and cool down by drinking water frequently.
* Wear lightweight, light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing to help sweat evaporate and keep you cooler.
* Physical activity is important for everyone. Take children and older family members to the park, turn on some music and dance, or get pedometers for everyone in the family and have a friendly competition to see who can log the most steps each day.

Eat right and stay healthy
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy an outdoor meal with friends and family.

* Refreshing salads, melons, and berries add colour and flavour to picnics and BBQs as well as providing all important nutrients.
* Wash hands, utensils, containers, and work surfaces before handling food to prevent harmful bacteria from spreading.
* Cook food the same day as the picnic, not in advance, to give bacteria less time to grow.
* Wash fruit and vegetables before cutting, in case bacteria are present on the rind or peel.

Stay safe in the sun
Protect your skin from the sun when you go outside, especially during the long, warm summer days.

* Cover up! When you are out in the sun, wear clothing and a wide-brimmed hat to protect as much skin as possible. Protect your eyes with sunglasses that block at least 99% of UV light.
* Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. Put more on at least every 2 hours, and after swimming or sweating.
* Seek shade! Limit your direct exposure to the sun, especially between 10am and 4pm when UV rays are strongest.

Here are some products to help you stay healthy this Summer.