Top 5 Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy This Summer


1. Hydrate

water bottle

The benefits of hydration are plentiful. Drinking the recommended eight to ten glasses of water a day can help prevent illness, keep your bones and muscles healthy, help you maintain your weight, improve brain function and best of all, fuel your activities throughout the day! This summer, make water an essential part of your day and never leave home without it.

2. Be Active: Take advantage of the weather

Warm summer weather means that you can spend a lot of time outdoors being active. Regular exercise has been shown to improve heart health, reduce pain and improve stress. Turn simple activities like going to the zoo or visiting a park into exercise by using the stairs, taking the long route or even adding in some stretches and strengthening exercises along the way!

3. See Your Doctor

If you have nagging pains from the winter and spring, seeing your pain doctor is important. You want to feel at your best during the summer months so you can enjoy all of the pleasure summertime offers, like parades, fairs and fun! Schedule an appointment for a check-up to make sure pain or injury doesn’t sideline you this summer.

4. Plan a Personal Vacation

Beach  Vacation

A vacation to get away from work or obligations is a must this summer to re-energize and re-fuel. Whether you take a long weekend at the beach or stay around the house to enjoy a book and coffee on the porch, take some ‘you’ time this summer to relax and rejuvenate.

9. Sleep Well

Sleep plays a vital role in your health and well-being. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental and physical health, safety and quality of life.

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