As we head into the summer, the risk for heat related injuries and deaths increases FAST.
And death by drowning increases in the months of June and July.
Add on new injuries from summer activities and you can see why preparedness is key.
We are here to help you and your family have a blissful summer…
Here are our top 4 summer sizzler challenges and our solutions for each.
1. Sun Exposure
While we all know that Vitamin D is great for our bodies, there are safe and dangerous ways to get your daily intake.
Vitamin D has anti-cancerous properties. But when the skin gets too much sunlight it increases our risk of skin cancer.
So when you are in the sun for long periods of time, be sure to wear sunscreen or protective clothing layers. Make sure you reapply sunscreen every 2 hours and let it dry before swimming or sweating.
Protect your eyes from UV light by wearing sunglasses or a hat.
If you want an extra boost of Vitamin D to help your energy levels, consider supplements or a fast and painless Vitamin D shot.
At Living Well Balanced, we provide both services and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. We want our members to get Vitamin D and all the benefits it provides while keeping their skin safe.
If you do get sunburnt, our infrared sauna therapy will help your body recover faster.
Here are some other benefits of using a far infrared sauna:
- Better sleep
- Lose weight
- Relieve sore muscles
- Relieve joint pain
- Get clearer and tighter skin
- Improve circulation
- Boost your immune system
Did you know that 75% of Americans are dehydrated? In fact, the average American drinks 2.5 cups of water per day or less.
Couple this with warmer weather and it’s no wonder more people die from heat -related illnesses.
AND dehydration makes you sleepy. This is the opposite of what we want in the summer. We want energy, fun and adventure.
This is why it’s important to stay hydrated. If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated.
AND it takes 45 minutes to get rehydrated!
How much water should you be drinking every day?
According to the US National Academies of Sciences, Men should drink at least 15.5 cups of water per day and women 11.5 cups of water per day.
Not convinced? To learn more about the benefits of drinking water check out this article.
Feeling particularly dehydrated? We recommend that you come in for a Hydration IV session. In under 30 minutes, this therapy will help your body bounce back faster.
High temperatures result in 702 deaths in the US each year.
To prevent overheating, we want to educate our community on the tell-tale signs.
Signs You May Be Overheating:
- Dizziness and confusion
- Loss of appetite
- Excessive sweating and pale, clammy skin
- Cramps in arms, legs and stomach
- Fast breathing or pulse
- Being very thirsty
If you are experiencing any of these signs, it is important to cool down and stay hydrated. If you are experiencing more severe effects, seek medical attention right away.
For more minor incidents, we recommend coming in for cryotherapy. In just three minutes, it cools the body down and reduces systemic inflammation, especially when you are over-heated.
4. The Dreaded Bathing Suit
There’s nothing worse than swimsuit season for so many of us. We find ourselves looking at that extra belly flab. We judge ourselves. We fear the dreaded swimsuit shopping for summer.
Instead, we want to help you boost your confidence at the pool and gym. No more shame.
There are two parts to this solution.
First, is proper nutrition.
And with nutrition – it must be very specific to each individual.
We have an amazing Nutritional Therapist who can help you build an optimal plan for your body and your goals.
Second, is an exercise routine.
This is one that is safe and aligned to your specific goals.
Our physical therapists will be posting beach body videos throughout the month. Please check these out and experiment with what works best for you.
We Want to Hear from YOU:
Be sure to check in with us and let us know how it’s going.
What are your summer goals?
Which strategies are you going to use?
Be sure to let us know if you have any questions on any of these topics. We are here to help you be the very best YOU!