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Summer Travel Survival Tips

The soaring heat, shining sun and kids running free means summer is finally here! After a brutal winter for most of the nation, the long, warm sunny days are a welcomed change. So much so that most folks will be spending more time outside, celebrating, eating and having a grand old time. But it's easy to overdo it food wise and sun wise. I've compiled some simple tips that will help you survive, and still very much enjoy, summer!

Make sure you wear sunscreen!! You don’t want to be spending you first weeks of summer battling nasty peeling and pain, along with a lifetime fear of the big skin “C”. It’s so not hot ; )
Sunglasses are key to keeping your eyes protected. Sure, be stylish but make sure they have the proper UV protection. Do you homework and you’ll see that you can be chic and safe all at the same time.

Eat lighter foods like fresh fruit and salads. The feel and taste great on hot summer days and also contain a high water content to keep you hydrated throughout the day.
Be sure to have water with you at all times. Staying hydrated during the hottest months of the year keep you healthy and fresh, inside and out. It’s also a great way to curb hunger and stave off “wastedness”!

Keep up your healthy diet, vitamin taking and workout regimen. Just because you have time off doesn’t mean the calories don’t count or that it will be easy to get back on track. Consistency is key and you will be happier for it. Come Labor Day, you still want to look good and not have to break out sweats for your Fall wardrobe ; )

Drink responsibly! And I don’t just been by not getting behind the wheel. While that is a key tip, be sure not to drink like a fish just because your not the designated driver. Over drinking causes dehydration which is especially dangerous when it’s hot out and you’re baking in the sun. Not to mention the dangerous stuff that can happen near grills, piers and any other summer time things outside of the obvious effects of over drinking. Avoid all sorts of accidents and illnesses by boozing smart!

Have a very happy and safe Memorial Day & welcome to summer!!

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