Be the Very Best You this Summer!

Summertime…and the Livin’ is Busy!

Summertime. It’s all about being outdoors, enjoying family, friends, and all the fun! Going to weddings, graduations, and summer parties is definitely something to look forward to, and most of us look forward to these joyful occasions all year long.

These jam-packed summer days bring with them fun and enjoyment even though they can be tiring. Never fear – there are many ways to keep yourself feeling your best and looking marvelous for all those summer selfies.

The Benefits of Sunny Days and Summer Living

Summer days are good for us! The sun is an excellent source of Vitamin D, which is, of course, crucial to good health, including bone density and bone and muscle health. Deficiency of it can lead to all sorts of health repercussions, including:

  • A higher risk for severe fractures
  • An increased likelihood of catching the latest respiratory virus
  • Increased inflammation in the body
  • Increased risk of some autoimmune diseases
  • Depression
  • Decreased immune function

Those sunny days give us the chance to soak in Vitamin D, improving our health while we’re enjoying all the fun activities available.

Too Much of a Good Thing

While summertime is a wonderful time, there can be risks to experiencing too much of a good thing. Avoiding sunburn, dehydration, and insect bites are all part of responsible recreation for the healthiest of us. If you have an underlying medical condition, are elderly, or responsible for young children, you also have to be mindful of really hot, humid days, air quality, and finding ways to stay cool.

Staying Healthy This Summer

Enjoying those long summer days means we may become so engrossed in an activity that we don’t pay attention to the very things that will help us enjoy our plans to the fullest. To stay healthy and energized, there are several things you should do:

  • Wear sunscreen
  • Reapply sunscreen every two hours
  • Exercise during the cool parts of the day
  • Indulge in all those healthy summer fruits and veggies
  • Don’t indulge in lots of sugar
  • Use insect repellent
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate with water, sparkling water, or low-calorie drinks
  • Monitor alcohol intake, which can lead to dehydration
  • Maintain a regular sleep schedule

What if I Enjoy Too Much Summer Fun?

If you’re in the Quincy, IL area, Vallee Health Repair can help! There are many ways in which we can help you look and feel your best this summer. We can provide support while you heal from a sunburn, provide medical care for a chronic health concern, or provide support through IV therapy to help you recover from too much summer fun.

We provide IV therapy for hangover recovery if you did overindulge. We also provide performance recovery if you enjoyed sports or other physical activity and got too much sun. If you want to look your best in wedding, graduation, or other party photos, we can give you a beauty blend boost IV. We provide a myriad of options to help you look, feel, and perform your very best while enjoying all the summer fun you can handle.

Call (217) 577-2992 or email us at so we can help you enjoy these summer days to their fullest.

Disclaimer: The information contained here was not written by a medical doctor and is intended for informational purposes only. This is not a substitute for medical advice.