1. Enjoy the Bounty of the Season: There is no shortage of options when it comes to summer produce. Visit your local farmers’ market and enjoy freshly picked fruits and vegetables, perfect for dining al fresco. Choose strawberries, which are high in vitamin C -- a powerful antioxidant that gives you natural sun protection and can prevent you from getting colds. Or take home some delicious avocadoes, an excellent source of potassium, folate and vitamins C and B. Learn more nutrition tips here.
2. Stay Hydrated: While drinking enough water is important all year-long, it’s especially essential when summer temperatures start rising. Remember to drink water before enjoying activities like biking, hiking, and swimming and regularly stop for water breaks. Having a reusable water bottle with you that you can fill up can help you stay hydrated throughout the day. Don’t wait to drink – if you feel thirsty, you are already dry!
3. Take Precautions for the Heat — and Your Heart: Higher temperatures can affect your heart health, especially if you’re over 50 or overweight. If you’re already a heart patient, ask your doctor how to best enjoy fun in the sun. Learn how to protect your heart.