6 Tips for a Healthy Summer

CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

6 Tips for a Healthy Summer

Follow these 6 tips to help prevent chronic disease and have a #HealthySummer.


Quit Smoking

You can quit today! Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free support.
cutting up cigarette with scissors
Build a plan to quitExternal.
phone with quitguide app
Download the
QuitGuide AppExternal.
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Smokefree tools and
tips at CDC.gov/quitExternal.


Eat a Healthy Diet

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


Get Active!

Get at least 150 minutes of aerobic
physical activity every week.
people outside walking and riding bike and a tip: Try brisk walking 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.


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.
water bottle
Stay hydrated.
laptop with weather and temp report
Stay informed.


Wear Sunscreen
& Insect Repellent

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.
sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, sunglasses, long sleeves and pants


your drink!

Substitute water
for sugary or
alcoholic drinks
to reduce calories
and stay safe.
pitcher of water and drinks
For more about how to prevent chronic disease and maintain a healthy lifestyle,
follow @CDCChronic on Twitter or visit www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease.
Page last reviewed: June 13, 2018