Health Tip: Enjoy an Active Summer

This summer, take advantage of the warm weather to get active, fit and healthy.

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases offers these fun suggestions:

  • Opt for some fun in the water, including swimming and diving.
  • When the weather doesn’t cooperate, play a fitness video or work out indoors.
  • Plant a small garden. Use the fruits of your labor to eat plenty of produce all summer.
  • Opt for plenty of nutritious foods, including whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat dairy.
  • Get the whole family active. Go for a hike, an after-dinner walk or play a neighborhood softball game.
  • Engage in strengthening exercises (such as push-ups) at least twice weekly.
  • Drink enough fluids before, during and after exercise, particularly when the weather gets hot. Exercise in the early morning hours when high temperatures are forecast.

Source: HealthDay

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