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Summer Fun Ideas and the Importance of Sunscreen

By Rachel Shouse

Summer can be a really fun time of year. Not that the other seasons can't be fun as well. There's just something about summer. You're able to get out and about and it surely feels like there's much more entertainment options available. Some families like going to the beach, some like hiking, but all should make sure they're using adequate sunscreen. Attending outdoor activities, public events, and remembering the importance of sunscreen are all things many families and individuals should do. 

Outdoor Summer Activities

From taking walks around your neighborhood to family bike rides, summer can be a great time. It can sometimes feel monotonous by the end of the season though. Especially if you live in one of the states that experiences more heat than normal. If you live in a warmer climate, here are some ideas that will keep you be entertained during the warmer months.

A lot of warmer states may not have lakes, beaches, and aren't located near any ocean. Some families have chosen to buy a pool in order to have access to the cooling effects of water. If you don't have a pool, what can you do? Depending on the heat that you must endure, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. Hiking, outdoor parties, sports, etc., are all options. If you can't spend a lot of time outside, just get out when you can. Most states have a cooler period throughout the day so make sure you take advantage.

Public Events You Should Attend in the Summer

If you've checked off all the activities on your bucket list for the year, try exploring places you haven't been. Have you been to all of your local zoos? If you happen to have children, this is something you have to add to your calendar. Most zoos have different events you can attend during the summer. 

Zoos aren't the only place to find fun. Every state has a tourist town. Those towns have all sorts of activities available. Some towns have scooters you can rent to ride around town. You could shop around the local stores or try different restaurants. Street entertainers are another great piece to tourist towns. You'll have so much fun just exploring your local areas. 

The Importance of Sunscreen

Everyone has heard at one time or another that wearing sunscreen is important. The sun emits UV waves which do a lot of damage to your skin and body. Although sunburns are unpleasant, the damage that they do should be more worrisome than the pain. Wearing sunscreen that contains enough SPF for your skin is really important. Do some research to see which sunscreen would work the best for you.

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

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