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June is National Safety Month

We can all use a reminder on the importance of keeping ourselves and our family safe during the summer. Here are a few summer time safety tips to remember.

Keep Hydrated
Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to work correctly. Water is an essential for good health. A good rule to follow is to drink a minimum of 6- 8 eight ounce glasses of water a day. Eating fruits and vegetables can also help to keep your body hydrated.

Protect your skin
Protect your family’s skin this summer by applying sunscreen on your skin daily and by avoiding over exposing your skin to the sun. The sun’s most obvious threat is sunburn but it’s most serious threat is the major cause of skin cancer, which is now the most common of all cancers. Doctors believe that most skin cancers can be avoided by preventing sun damage.

Eat Healthy
Your food choices affect your health and how you feel today, tomorrow and years down the road. Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet can help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer and may increase longevity.

Keep Active
The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise to improve overall cardiovascular health. Thirty minutes a day, five days a week is a easy goal to remember.


Resources: American Heart Association

Attend one of the FREE exercise classes offered by the City of Los Fresnos.

For more information contact Christine De La Rosa, Los Fresnos Community Health Worker at 956-407-3348 or email at [email protected] or Los Fresnos City Hall at 956-233-5768.