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Spring and Summer Tips

  1. Fill Your Plate With Fresh, In-Season Fruits & Vegetables: Spring & Summer are great times to add warmer weather produce packed with micronutrients,
    like mushrooms, bell peppers, zucchini, and berries. Eating healthy fats like avocados, nuts, and
    seeds is also a plus!
  2. Stay Hydrated – WATER, WATER, WATER Dehydration can pose serious health risks if severe, and even if you’re just mildly dehydrated, it can cause fatigue, low energy, and headaches.
  3. Get Outside & Get Moving Any activity that gets your bones and muscles moving can help. Getting outside helps to engage all of the senses, and it has a significant effect on your mood and self-esteem.
  4. Soak Up the Sun Being outside for about 20 minutes a day can boost vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is good for bone health, other body functions and release serotonin in the body, boosting your mood. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen and reapply if needed when spending time outside!
  5. Watch for Allergens Springtime is another excellent time to do a deep spring cleaning! Vacuuming rugs/carpets/heating vents, sofa/mattress, cleaning windows, air conditioners, curtains, and any fabric items in the home is a great way to reduce indoor allergens.
  6. Swim Safety Lakes, ponds, oceans, and swimming pools are enticing ways to spend a hot summer afternoon. So swimming safety is essential for you and your family.
  7. Fire safety for grilling and handling fireworks One of the best summer past times is grilling outside and fireworks. Don’t allow children around a grill without adult supervision, and don’t let them light fireworks. Also, don’t try to relight fireworks that didn’t completely burn.
  8. Don’t let bugs bug you! If outside, use insect repellent containing DEET Picaridin oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR 3535 to repel mosquitos effectively.