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4 Habits You Need This Summer

By Virginia Laird

Are you already counting the days until summer and vacation? You are not alone. Millions across the nation begin the countdown just after Spring Break. As summer begins to slowly creep closer to reality, it is time to begin making plans for how to spend this time. While it can be tempting to relax the general routine you keep during the summer, there are a few habits you need to keep to help make sure you stay healthy.

  • Sunscreen should be a priority
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Don’t spend too much time on electronics

Sunscreen Should Be a Priority

Skincare professionals have long advised wearing sunscreen while outdoors can help prevent skin cancer. The research has not changed. While it is best to make wearing sunscreen a priority all year long, it is essential during the summer months. It is advised that you should wear sunscreen with at least 15 SPF. Now is the time to begin putting this habit into practice.

Drink Plenty of Water

Staying hydrated is a vital part of staying healthy. This habit can prove to be increasingly important throughout the summer months as the heat can take its toll on the body. Brutal heat can be the culprit of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Making sure to drink enough water can help prevent these heat-related illnesses. It is recommended that you should drink at least half of your body weight in ounces daily. Begin making water a part of your daily routine right away.

Get Plenty of Sleep

While it can be tempting to let loose during the summer, it is best to keep your routine and make sleep a priority. This is a necessary element to maintaining good overall health and wellness. It is suggested that the average adult should get at least six to eight hours of sleep each night. Making sleep a priority now can help you keep a good habit later.

Don’t Spend Too Much Time on Electronics

During the summer it can be easy to get lost spending time on electronics. If you have ever been guilty of this, you know how easy it is to have this happen. Health and wellness experts advise that too much time on electronics can affect your ability to sleep. It is best to set time limits on yourself, allowing an hour of time to be spent on electronics. Another idea provided by these professionals is to have plans throughout the day. Making some time to exercise, work in the yard, and spending time volunteering can help you limit your time spent on electronics.

Now is the time to begin making good habits which you can carry throughout the summer.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Lakewood, Colo.

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