Healthier Summer Snacking
Summer means being on-the-go, enjoying the hot weather, and—likely—a less-than-predictable schedule. Planning ahead and incorporating healthy snacks are great ways to make sure you stay on track with maintaining your weight loss when life is busy. Here are some fast, easy, and delicious snack ideas for when you’re short on time:
Other Suggested Tips
Wear sun-protective clothing, along with hats, pants, and sunglasses to protect your eyes.
Avoid tanning beds because they are directly linked to skin cancer.
Stay in the shade as frequently as possible. The sun’s rays are very strong between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Apply 15 minutes before going outside. This gives the sunscreen enough time to absorb into your skin.
Always use enough sunscreen. Apply liberally to make sure your skin is protected.
Sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours. If you are in the water or sweating, opt to apply it even more frequently. Dealing with a Sunburn: Sometimes sunburn happens, even if precautions are taken. Sunburn is a painful reminder of the importance of sunscreen. Here are some ways to treat sunburn.
Stay hydrated and drink a lot of water. This helps your skin rejuvenate and heal.
Take a pain reliever with an anti-inflammatory, such as Ibuprofen. This will help reduce the swelling associated with a sunburn.
Watch for blistering, which may require medical treatment.
Temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and now BMI? It may not be the standard fifth vital sign yet, but you owe it to yourself and your family to ask your doctor to do the simple calculation. Don’t underestimate the power of an obesity screening. We could think of 100 reasons why you should be screened for obesity, but here are the eight that stand out the most.
Allergic rhinitis is a very common medical condition that affects between 20 and 40 million people in the United States. Although allergic rhinitis is not a life–threatening condition, complications can occur and can significantly affect quality of life. In children, allergic rhinitis has a prevalence of up to 40%, making it the most common chronic disease during childhood. It has been noted in the last 30 years that its frequency has been steadily increasing. Of the children who suffer from this condition, approximately 40% are diagnosed by age six.
Dealing with Allergies
Airborne allergens make about 50 million Americans miserable every year. The most common of these are dust mites, mold, pollen, pet dander and secondhand smoke. If you’re allergic to one or more of these, you already know the bad news — it’s not curable. And sometimes these allergies can lead to more serious respiratory problems. When it comes to getting a handle on allergies, knowledge is power. So, to help you prevent a lot of your misery as well as serious illness, here’s some important advice: