Here are five things to remember this
summer to help you take care of your
body and mind. Mental health and
physical health are largely connected, so
by taking care of your body, you are
also taking care of your mind.
1. Get your rest
Routines may vary with summer events but aim to
get seven to nine hours of sleep a night. Keep your room
cool and shades pulled to help make your sleep
2. Move your body
Try getting some exercise in the morning hours before the
sun is at its peak or later in the evening. You can also break
up your activity and go for shorter walk breaks throughout
3. Connect with other
Plan something fun with family or friends to do outside or
try to call at least one person to stay connected.
4. Stay hydrated
Aim to drink more than the standard eight glasses a day.
And get creative: put some frozen berries in your water or
even some mint leaves and lime slices. Opt for snacks with
high-water content such as watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes,
5. Wear sunscreen
Look for at least an SPF 30 and wear it all the time! Limiting
your time in the sun, especially between 10AM and
2PM, when the sun’s rays are most intense. Wearing clothing
to cover skin exposed to the sun, such as long-sleeve
shirts, pants, sunglasses, and broad-brim hats.
Use these tips to help take care of yourself this summer and
stay safe and healthy all season long! For more health tips
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