3 Tips for a Healthier Summer

imagesLazy beach days and hikes can come with real risks.  Here is how to avoid heatstroke, treat stings at the beach and locate disease carrying critters.

1) Know how to hydrate! – For tough 45-60 minute workouts in the heat or prolonged exercise, such as a hike, water won’t cut it.  You may need to replenish your body’s electrolytes to avoid heat exhaustion, according to the American Council on Exercise.

2) Spot Disease Carrying Ticks – Look for tiny deer ticks, which transmit Lyme disease in the crooks of knees, armpits, and anywhere they hit a barrier, like elastic on underwear, says the TickEncounter Resource Center.

3) Sooth Jellyfish Stings – Toss a bottle of vinegar in your beach bag. This kitchen staple helps deactivate the venomous nematocysts that many jellyfish release when they sting, says the American Red Cross.

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