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6 Tips for a Healthy Tustin Summer



From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Follow these tips to help prevent chronic disease and have a healthy summer:

  1. Move More, Sit Less - Get at least 150 minutes (approximately 20 minutes a day) of aerobic physical activity every week.
  2. Wear Sunscreen and Insect Repellent - Use shade, wide-brimmed hats, clothing that covers, and broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15 for sun protection. Use insect repellent and wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants to prevent mosquito bites and ticks. TIP: Apply sunscreen before insect repellent. After you come indoors, check your clothing, body, and pets for ticks. Reapply sunscreen after two hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.
  3. Keep Cool in Extreme Heat - Extreme heat can be dangerous for everyone, but it may be especially dangerous for people with chronic medical conditions.
  4. Eat Healthy Food - Delicious fruits and veggies make any summer meal healthier. TIP: Healthy eating supports muscles, strengthens bones, and boosts immunity.
  5. Choose Your Drinks Wisely - Drink water (fluoridated tap or unsweetened bottled or sparkling) instead of sugary or alcoholic drinks to reduce calories and stay safe. TIP: Add slices of fruit to water for a refreshing, low-calorie drink.
  6. Don’t Use Tobacco - You can quit tobacco today! Find the free quitting support that’s right for you.

For more about how to prevent chronic disease and maintain a healthy lifestyle, follow @CDCChronic on Twitter or visit the CDC’s website