The team at AFC Urgent Care Fountain City is excited that summer is here, and we hope you are, too!
But often, we consider summer a time to take a break from everything, including our healthy habits. However, not this summer. Instead, let this summer be the season that you start to give your health a boost!
Summer Is the Perfect Time to Improve Your Health
There are many benefits of making summer the time to start your healthy lifestyle.
One such benefit is the fact that many healthy local foods are in season during the summer. Take berries for example. Did you know that fresh berries, such as blackberries, blueberries and strawberries, can help reduce your risk of suffering from age-related illnesses because they are full of great antioxidants? And that’s only one example. Check out the goods at your local farmers market to see what fruits and veggies are in season and ready to be a part of your next delicious recipe.
Second, the weather tends to be sunnier during the summer, which means you’ll have more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. As a result, the next time you get stressed at work, don’t let your frustrations bottle up. Instead, get outside and take it out on the dirt by planting a small garden or even creating a beautiful flower box. Use your frustration to tend to yard work and establish a landscape the entire neighborhood will envy.
Finally, people tend to have more time to spend with family during the summer. As a result, blood pressure is lowered, stress seems more manageable and happiness ensues from being surrounded by friends and loved ones more than usual. Plus, who doesn’t feel better with family around? So spend time enjoying the joys of summer with your loved ones.
Did your fun at the pool leave you with a sunburn? Did your recent jog turn into an ankle sprain? No matter what you face this summer, the team at AFC Urgent Care Fountain City is here to help get you back to a fun and happy summer!