by Jeanne Angleberger, Shaklee Associate for a Healthier Life

Boost Your Health This Summer

Summer is here, and it’s time to have some summer fun and create memories! So, let’s think about some tips that can help boost your health this summer.

Eating a nutritious diet is important. Load up on berries. Blueberries and blackberries are especially rich in antioxidants and fiber. Freshly-picked veggies contain the highest nutrients. Pick the colorful ones.

Create bonding time. Studies have shown that walking in the woods can improve blood pressure, boost mental health, and decrease cancer risk. So, go spend some time “forest-bathing” to improve your health. Enjoy outside activities with the family this summer. These memories will last a lifetime.

Be good to your eyes. Wear sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection. Lens should be amber or brown.

Remember to apply sunscreen before planning your outdoor activities. Consult with a dermatologist for a recommendation.

Be sure to brush and floss your teeth every day. Your teeth need to be healthy for chewing the delicious fruit and vegetables.

Stay hydrated. Water is the best beverage for hydration. To maintain proper hydration, drink plenty of water throughout the day.

Be sure to get enough sleep. Our body needs rest to restore and replenish for the next day. Lack of sleep has been associated with worsening of blood pressure and cholesterol, which are risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Getting between seven and nine hours of sleep each night will make your heart healthier and your overall health better.

A few healthy reminders can go a long way. Be mindful. Treat your body well every day. It just may create a memorable and healthy summer for you and your family!

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