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Things You Should Prepare Yourself For During The Summer

Some hot tips to keep in mind…

We haven’t reached the “dog days of summer” yet, but they’ll be here before we know it. At NJ Urgent Care, we like to provide more than just expert Medical Testing in NJ and other medical care services. We take pride in helping our patients prepare for the season ahead. In this case? It’s summer time here in the North East. That means time at the beach, vacations, swimming pools, cookouts, and more right? Well, we have some helpful tips below that may keep your summer “cool” all season.

Don’t do too much physically on extremely hot days…

This suggestion should be more common sense than anything. But it’s not always easy to do when it’s so beautiful outside right? Well, that makes it even more important to pay attention to the weather outside. As a general rule of thumb, you should try and limit any strenuous physical activity outside when the weather is hotter than 90 degrees F outside. Be sure to:

  • Use Sunblock
  • Wear Sunglasses
  • Keep Hydrated
  • Stay In The Shade
  • Try Not To Exercise Or Play Any Sports Outside For More Than An Hour Without Rest.

Stay hydrated, and stay away from…

Have you ever felt sluggish or lethargic when you haven’t had water for awhile? Those can be signs of dehydration. Something that occurs when you aren’t drinking enough water on a regular basis. It’s generally suggested that we drink at least 6-8 glasses of water per day. That amount can be even higher depending on how hot it is outside. That being said? Drinking beverages high in sugar and/or calories can sometimes work against you even quicker than not drinking enough water in the heat! The excess sugar, syrups, or carbonation in some beverages can cause bloating and sweating. When it’s super hot outside? That’s a recipe for disaster. Some of the beverages you should avoid include:

  • Processed Juices
  • Sodas
  • Other processed and sugary beverages

Be prepared for anything…

We all love the summer months. The sunshine, the warm weather, and the opportunities that come with it. Vacations are fun right? Until we get sunburns, mosquito bites, or somebody gets dehydrated. Hanging out at the beach is an amazing time too! Until we realize we didn’t bring a beach towel, sunglasses, or a change of clothes. It’s always important to be prepared for anything, regardless of what you choose to do this summer. One thing you can do is:

  • Pack an extra duffel bag, and fill it with additional items. Even if you don’t need them on your 1st, 2nd, or even 3rd trip somewhere. You will likely find a time where you need: sunscreen lotion/spray, sunglasses, a beach towel, a spray/mister fan, a first aid kit, bug spray, a change of clothes, or something else that you never thought you’d need. Remember, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Stay safe, and always be prepared for anything. This one might actually be our favorite bit of advice here.

Remember

A healthy amount of knowledge generally leads to a healthier mind and body. Do yourself a favor and inform yourself before getting into any type of routine you’re unsure about or have any concerns over doing. Don’t be afraid to consult your local healthcare professional and get a physical done to make sure you’re healthy enough to begin any type of new exercise regime. If you’re fortunate enough to live within the great state of New Jersey however? Contact the experts at NJ Doctors Urgent Care in Pompton Plains or Sayreville New Jersey. We’ll be here to help address any concerns you may have regarding your journey towards a healthier you!

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Come pay our experts at NJ Doctors Urgent Care a visit! We have two locations available for your convenience: Pompton Plains (973) 530-4362 and Sayreville (732) 952-3627 you may also email us any questions or concerns at:njdoctorsurgentcaresay@gmail.com