June 30, 2023
As the temperature rises in Texas, Hunton is committed to keeping you safe and COOL! Here are some wellness tips for these long Summer months.
EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Many fruits and vegetables are in season during the summer months, making them a great choice to add
to your routine. Fruits and vegetables are a source of essential vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin C,
Potassium, and antioxidants.
Fun Recipe! Celebrate the summer berries with a fresh berry tart: a mascarpone and whipped cream filled in a rich all-butter crust you just pat in the pan. It is easy and simple. Summer Berry Tart recipe.
The National Academies of Medicine recommend that healthy women consume between 6-9 cups of fluid daily, while men need 8-12 cups. Rather than reaching for fruit juice or a soda, consider trying fruit-infused water or sparkling water with a hint of flavor as your beverage choice.
Fun fact! You might think that milk could be dehydrating, but actually the milk contains protein to keep you fueled on even the hottest of days, another thing water can’t do. What are the Best Hydration Drinks?
PROTECT YOUR SKIN
Protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging rays is particularly important during the summer when we spend more time outdoors. Avoid sun exposure during the middle of the day when the sun’s rays are the strongest.
Too much sun exposure can lead to the production of free radicals in the body. Foods rich in antioxidants can neutralize free radicals. Vitamin C also can help support healthy skin by supporting collagen synthesis.
Fun Fact! The American Cancer Society recommends choosing a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater.
ENJOY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Summer is a great time to go outside for some physical activity. Kayaking, biking, or hiking are great summer activities to enjoy. Even just an evening walk in the neighborhood when the temperature is cooler is a great way to boost your physical activity. Aim to get at least 150 min per week of exercise you enjoy for the summer.
“Our techs should keep covered up as much as possible, including wearing a hat with a flap or brim to protect the ears and back of the neck.” – Franklin Benavidez, HSE Manager