Katz Health Tips, July 2017
1: Don’t Forget the Sunscreen
Summer is the season for fun in the sun. It’s also prime time for sun exposure. Without ample sun protection, you’re at a greater risk of developing premature, wrinkled skin and skin cancer. The best sunscreen is the one you’ll use on a regular basis. Look for a broad-spectrum product with an SPF of 30. If you’ll be in the water, make sure to choose a product that is also water-resistant. Read more sun safety tips.
2: Take a Summer Break from Sugar
Head to your local farmer’s market, and you’ll find a bounty of fruit that is more tempting than any other sweet treats. Instead of grabbing for that sugar-packed candy bar or cookie, make this the summer for enjoying berries, cherries, peaches, melons and more. With so much fruit available during the season, there’s plenty of natural sweetness to enjoy. Learn more about managing your sugar intake.
3: Be Mindful of Summer Sleep Habits
With the sun rising early, and kids on summer break, summer sleep schedules can be thrown into disarray. Being too lax with the bedtime schedule can lead to daytime sleepiness and exhaustion. To enjoy all that the summer has to offer, it’s important to keep healthy sleep habits even during the summer. This means sticking with a consistent bedtime and creating the optimal sleep environment in the bedroom with blackout curtains or room darkening shades. Sleep better with these additional tips.