There are so many fun activities summer has to offer. Gardening, picnics, family get-togethers, travel, days at the lake, and so much more! At Cache Valley Women’s Center in Logan, Utah, we want you to soak up all that summer has to offer.
Our goal is to help you stay healthy in your various activities so you can continue making memories with your loved ones for years to come. With that said, here are a few tips to keep in mind during your Cache Valley summer.
1 – Stay Hydrated.
Heat can take a significant toll on your body, especially during long summer days. Fee free to get lost in the moment making memories, but keep in mind it’s crucial to drink around 8 to 10 glasses (64 ounces) of water a day—or more if you’re spending extended periods of time in the hot sun.
2 – Eat a Variety of Fresh, Healthy Foods.
Enjoy the seasonal bounty and nourish your body for summertime activities by eating fresh, raw veggies and fruits, plenty of water, and balanced protein. Light, nutrient-rich proteins that complement summer produce are seeds, nuts, soy products, yogurt, cottage cheese, beans, poultry, and fish.
So get out to your local garden or farmers market, throw some healthy meat on the grill, and enjoy delicious, fresh meals. Not only will your taste buds be happy, but your body will thank you for it, too.
3 – Protect Your Skin With Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen.
Consistently lather broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen on your face and body and continue reapplying throughout the day. Doing so can help keep your skin looking healthy and radiant, plus protect you from sun damage that can pose significant health risks in the long run.
4 – Keep Up With Your Exercise Routine.
Even though it’s hot outdoors, be sure to stay active. Try switching it up by taking a swimming or water aerobics class, joining a local gym, or going for a hike in the early morning hours when it’s cooler. Exercise is not only essential for good health but also provides an opportunity for you to experience the beauty of nature.
5 – Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes.
The time when mosquitoes are most active is from dusk to dawn. Protect yourself from these pesky bites by using insect repellant, clearing standing water, and inspecting window screens for holes or damage.
6 – Watch out for poison ivy and other skin irritants.
While enjoying hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities, keep an eye out for poison ivy, oak, sumac, and more. If you expect you’ve been exposed and are experiencing a rash that’s come on suddenly, contact your physician.
Treat symptoms of common skin irritations using calamine lotion and a cool compress, and/or by taking Benadryl as directed.
7 – Know How To Inspect Skin For Ticks.
Wear long sleeve shirts and long pants in tick infested spots like wooded or high grassy areas. Ticks prefer warm, moist areas so inspect your armpits, groin, and scalp for ticks regularly.
Cache Valley Women’s Center In Logan, Utah
Our staff at Cache Valley Women’s Center is here to help you achieve optimal health. Keep these safety tips in mind, and above all, enjoy your summer!
Contact Cache Valley Women’s Center in Logan, Utah to schedule your women’s health appointment today.