Manzano Day School

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Nurse's Notes: Healthy Summer Habits

As the weather warms up, finally, we are all looking forward to spending time outdoors. Here are a few healthy summer habits:

1. Drink Plenty of Water – Two-thirds of our body weight is water. In the hot summers we have a tendency to become dehydrated. Drink at least 6 – 7 eight ounce cups of fluid daily.

2. Use Sunscreen – Apply a generous amount of sunscreen 20 minutes prior to sun exposure to ensure effective protection. Apply sunscreen often, especially after swimming.

3. Wear a Hat – The most protective hat shades your face, neck and ears.

4. Eat Lot of Fruit and Vegetables – take advantage of all the fresh fruit and vegetables that are available. Plant a garden with lots of fresh tomato's, cucumbers, and herbs. Have fun playing in the dirt.

5. Spend Time Together as a Family – Go for a bike ride together, walk the dog, or go swimming. Have family friends over for a barbeque.

6. Practice Safety – wear a helmet while riding your bike, supervise children around pools, stay out of ditches and rivers, and wear protective gear while riding your skateboard. It's easier to prevent injuries then to fix the injured area.

Have a fun time this summer. Just remember to stay healthy and safe.

If your student has medications in the Nurse's Office please pick them up before the end of day on the last day of school Tuesday, May 23.