1. Move More, Sit Less!
Get at least 150 minutes of aerobic physical activity every week.
Physical activity has
immediate benefits for your
health: better sleep and
reduced anxiety are two.
2. Wear Sunscreen & Insect Repellent
Use shade, wide-brimmed hats, clothing that covers, and broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15 for sun protection.
Use insect repellent and wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants to prevent mosquito bites and ticks.
Apply sunscreen before insect repellent. After you come indoors, check your clothing, body, and pets for ticks. Reapply sunscreen after 2 hours and after swimming, sweating, or towelling off.
3. Keep Cool in Extreme Heat
Extreme heat can be dangerous for everyone, but it may be especially dangerous for people with chronic medical conditions.
4. Eat Healthy Food
Delicious fruits and veggies make
any summer meal healthier.
Healthy eating supports muscles,
strengthens bones, and boosts immunity.
5. Choose Your Drinks Wisely
Drink water (fluoridated tap or unsweetened
bottled or sparkling) instead of sugary or alcoholic
drinks to reduce calories and stay safe.
Add slices of fruit to water for a
refreshing, low-calorie drink.
6. Don’t Use Tobacco
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