Summer Healthy Living
Summer has arrived! Here in Texas, that means hot and sunny days spent outside, tall glasses of lemonade and firefly-filled nights. However, it can also mean sunburns, dehydration issues, and water dangers. Our Summer Healthy Living Guide is a collection of posts with a new health-focused topic each week. We hope the information helps you avoid risks and stay healthy, while you make the most of the summer months.
How to Stay Active in Warm Weather
When the temperature goes up in the summer months, exercising outside can become challenging. Even heat-loving, sun-seeking exercisers can become overheated when the sun is beaming down in the heat of the day.
Top 10 Tips to Help Children Develop Healthy Habits
You can help your child develop healthy habits early in life that will bring lifelong benefits. As a parent, you can encourage your kids to evaluate their food choice and physical activity habits. Here are some tips and guidelines to get you started.
When the temperatures rise, getting enough to drink is important whether you’re playing sports, traveling or just sitting in the sun. And it’s critical for your heart health. Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. And, it helps the muscles work efficiently.
Happy, Healthy Eating for Kids
Eating is an important part of our lives. The healthy foods we eat help our body to grow, run, walk, think, move, sleep, and fight off germs. But did you know that some foods can actually hurt our bodies? Here are some tips on how to make sure you are getting enough of the foods your body needs to do its job well.
5 Ways that Play can Change your Day
It doesn’t matter how you move, as long as you’re physically active. Move until you breathe hard or break a sweat and you will be doing great things for your body and physical health. Here are five changes you may start noticing today.
Whether you work or play outdoors, you owe it to your skin to first do this: Take a moment to put on some sunscreen, no matter the forecast. Even in fall and winter, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays—which can cause early wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer—can harm unprotected skin. So what kinds of sunscreen work best?
Help Your Young Athlete Stay Healthy
More American kids are playing sports than ever before. It’s great news—physical activity helps children stay fit and feel good about themselves. But injuries can happen. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sports and recreation-related injuries are common.
Have a Safe Summer
Although it’s easy to be casual about many things in the summer, it’s not good to be casual about safety. With warm weather comes the risk for certain injuries and health problems—some serious enough to be life-threatening.
Caution: Kids at Play
Ah, to be a carefree kid of summer. There’s no school, and there’s sunshine all the time. But it’s not all fun and games out there. Some summertime activities for kids call for vigilance on the part of parents and others.
A Family Guide to Sunscreens
Does your idea of family fun include spending time together outdoors? Then it’s important to protect the whole gang from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. There’s nothing cool about painful sunburns, early wrinkles or a raised risk of skin cancer. And yet that’s just what too much UV exposure can bring. One way to help keep your family safe: Make sure everyone gets their sunscreen on.
7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Doctor Visits
Some of life’s most important moments take place in a doctor’s office. That’s because your checkups and other appointments with your provider are a time to focus on your most precious possession: your good health. Why not make the most of your valuable time together? Here are some tips that can help make your next visit a productive one.