Tips for a Healthy Summer

Tips for a Healthy Summer

Follow these tips to help prevent chronic disease and have a #HealthySummer.
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Move More, Sit Less!

Get at least 150 minutes of aerobic physical activity every week.

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Physical activity has
immediate benefits for your
health: better sleep and
reduced anxiety are two.

Use shade, wide-brimmed hats, clothing that covers, and broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15 for sun protection.

Use insect repellent and wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants to prevent mosquito bites and ticks.

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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.

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Stay hydrated.

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Stay informed.


Eat a Healthy Diet

Delicious fruits and veggies make
any summer meal healthier.

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Rethink Your Drink!

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

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Don’t Use Tobacco

You can quit tobacco today! Find the free quitting support that’s right for you.

lady on cell phone

Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.


Access smokefree
tools and tips.

For more about how to prevent chronic disease and maintain a healthy lifestyle,
follow @CDCChronic on Twitter or visit
Page last reviewed: June 22, 2021