Thrive Outdoors This Summer With These Tips


Summer is almost here. Yippee! Many people look forward to it especially “up North” as we say around here. It does come with it’s own challenges so it’s a good idea to be prepared.

Soak in the summer sunshine while you spend time in the garden, at the pool or the lake, hiking, or just enjoying a walk through the neighborhood. Exposure to sunlight is good for the soul and your health!

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The Importance of Washing Fruits and Vegetables


It’s Farmer’s Market season. Eating fruits and vegetables is a great way to support good health. However, the fresh produce you purchase may be covered with pesticide residue, if it’s not certified organic.

Produce grown in the United States may actually have more pesticide residue than produce grown in other parts of the world. Buying organic vegetables and fruit reduces the exposure but does not eliminate it. Cross contamination could come from neighboring fields, continued presence of persistent pesticides in the soil, or the accidental or fraudulent use of pesticides.

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The Safety of Plastic Water Bottles

Staying hydrated is always important but even more so in the summer months when the weather is warmer, and temperatures higher, causing you to perspire.

How much water do you drink a day? It’s recommended that you drink half your body weight in ounces of water every day. Just for fun, track your water intake for a week to see how much you actually drink.

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Healthy Snack Suggestions and Recipes

When you’re looking for a snack do you grab the first thing in sight? Or crave the most unhealthy food you have in the house? Instead of doing that, take the time to plan ahead and shop for healthy snacks.

Here are a bunch of ideas for you. In addition to being good for you, they’re pretty tasty too!

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Why Massage Is Good For You

Massage can be a great addition to your wellness routine.

According to the American Massage Therapy Association, massage therapy is becoming more widely accepted in major hospitals and in daily medical practices as a form of pain management, relief, and integrative health care.

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