With summer fast approaching, you’ve likely got warm weather activities on the brain. If all you can think about is spending time outdoors in the sun, you’re not alone. Many people can’t wait to get their fair share of vitamin D. If this sounds like you, there are some things you can do in preparation for summer.

Here are some of the ways you can treat your body well in the upcoming months:

  • Hydrate frequently. Water is essential to good health. It helps flush toxins out of the body and allows your organs to do their job successfully. Water quenches your thirst, prevents dehydration, makes you feel full longer, and gives you energy. Best of all, it’s calorie-free and all-natural!
  • Wear sunscreen. Although it is ideal to spend at least 15 minutes a day in the sun with your skin exposed to maximize vitamin D production, you’ll want to wear sunscreen the rest of the time. That way, you’re not putting yourself in harm’s way. Skin cancer is preventable. Slather on the sunscreen when spending time outdoors and make sure to reapply it if you spend time in the water.
  • Go to all of your gynecology appointments. Don’t skip out on the many services your OBGYN provides. Preventative care helps lower your risk of deadly diseases progressing. If there is a problem, Dr. Ahmadinia will discover it during one of the thorough examinations he performs for you. He’ll then be able to come up with treatment options that meet your needs.
  • Spend time in nature. Being outdoors is good for your physical and mental health. It allows you to ground yourself and get in touch with things that you may not see when you’re stuck behind a computer screen. Make it a point to spend as much time as you possibly can outside during the warmer months of the year. Your body and mind will thank you for it!

Dr. Ahmadinia is available to provide you with additional tips that help you have the best summer that you’ve experienced yet. By making physical and mental health your focus, you’re able to feel good no matter what you set out to do. Whether it’s going on vacation, spend time at the beach or attend a summer festival outdoors, you’ll be ready to take part in all of the adventures that await you during the warmest months of the year with greater ease.