Tips for a Healthy Summer

Tips for a Healthy Summer

hat, sunglasses, beach towel, facial mask and sunscreen

Follow these tips to help prevent chronic disease and have a #HealthySummer.


Move More,
Sit Less!

Get at least 150 minutes
of aerobic physical
activity every week.
people wearing facial masks while exercising

TIP Learn more about activities you can do to stay active while #socialdistancing.

For sun safety, wear
layered clothes and
apply broad spectrum
sunscreen with
at least SPF 15.
Use insect repellent
and wear long-sleeved
shirts and long pants
to prevent mosquito
bites and ticks.
man and woman wearing sunglasses, hat and long sleeves

TIP If you use both sunscreen and insect repellent, apply sunscreen first. After you come indoors, check clothing, body, and pets for ticks.


Keep Cool in Extreme Heat

Extreme heat can be dangerous for everyone, but it may be especially dangerous for people with chronic medical conditions.
Stay cool.
bottle of water
Stay hydrated.
laptop displaying temperature and weather info
Stay informed.


Eat a Healthy Diet

Delicious fruits and veggies make
any summer meal healthier.
fruits and vegetables


Rethink your drink!

Drink water instead of sugary or
alcoholic drinks to reduce calories and stay safe.
pitcher of water


Don’t Use Tobacco

You can quit today! Build a quit planexternal icon and get resources to help you quit.
For more about how to prevent chronic disease and maintain a healthy lifestyle,
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Page last reviewed: June 25, 2020