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Title: Your Top Health Tips for the Summer (2)


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  • Summer is a time of fun, but it is also a time of
    increased sun exposure, which can lead to health
    consequences. Keeping these health tips in mind
    and taking preventative measures are crucial for
    maximizing summer fun while limiting health risks.

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  • Sun exposure is a key source of vitamin D, so it
    should not be avoided altogether. As with all
    good things, it should simply be kept in
    moderation. Ideally, time in the sun should be
    most limited between 10am and 2pm, when exposure
    is at its peak. The UVA and UVB rays at this time
    of day are at their most damaging.

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  • Always apply sunscreen on all areas that will be
    exposed to the sun 20 minutes prior to exposure.
    This will allow enough time for the product to
    adequately absorb into the skin. Reapply every
    couple hours, or as instructed on the bottle.
    Ideally, apply sunscreen before getting dressed
    so no patches of skin are missed. Sunscreens
    should protect against both UVA and UVB rays in
    addition to having a high SPF.

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  • Dont neglect application to your neck, chest,
    and hands, as they are revealing of your true
    age. Skin on these areas is also particularly
    susceptible to sunburn. Invest in a hand cream
    that offers SPF protection and keep it handy as
    application is needed. After the frequent hand
    washing that happens throughout the day,
    reapplication is a step that should not be
    skipped.

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  • Skincare products containing antioxidants like
    vitamin C, vitamin E, and green tea can help
    reverse sun damage. Try using a serum with
    vitamins that are suitable for all skin types to
    help boost your sunblock. Additionally, they
    should be applied after sun exposure.

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  • If youre going to be out in the sun for an
    extended period, wear a hat and protective
    clothing. Covering up with clothing will help
    significantly reduce the amount of UV rays your
    skin is exposed to, especially if youre not
    great at remembering to reapply sunscreen.

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  • To safeguard your vision, wear protective
    eyewear that blocks UVA and UVB rays. Sunglasses
    can help prevent cataracts, as well as wrinkles
    around the eyes. Also, anyone that has ever had a
    sunburn on their eyelids can vouch that
    sunglasses are a MUST!

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  • Maintain a diet full of foods containing
    antioxidants, such as leafy greens, melons, and
    berries. Protein is also important, and should be
    from healthy sources like salmon and egg whites.
    Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
    Carrying a bottle of water while on the go will
    help prevent dehydration and heat stroke.

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    wait times and a caring staff, Xpress Urgent Care
    provides a quality experience. A visit is less
    expensive and time-consuming than the average
    hospital emergency room. We are equipped to
    provide care for non-life-threatening illnesses
    and minor injuries.
  • For affordable, fast urgent care, please visit us
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  • or call 949-548-8400. Appointments are not
    necessary.

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Summary
  • Summer is an exciting time of year, but it is
    also a time to be mindful of your health due to
    the increased sun exposure. It is important to
    remember to limit time in the sun, apply
    sunscreen, boost skincare, wear sunglasses, and
    maintain a healthy diet with a concentration on
    hydration.
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