By Linda Ha and Nick Diliberto
As we reach the final days of school this year, we would like to finally introduce ourselves and give you one last article on how to keep your body healthy during summer.
It has been a great pleasure to be able to write for CCNews this year and for Wellness Wednesday. I had the opportunity to interview several doctors, campus staff, and classmates to help me write these articles. This is my last year at Cathedral City High School, which has been a great experience for me as I’ve learned it is much different from how the media often portrays it to be. I am looking forward to attending the University of California Irvine this fall and figuring out what I want to major in. I have a passion for the medical field, and also for journalism, so being medical writer is a possible career choice. Farewell and thank you for reading Wellness Wednesdays this year, it will continue on with Nick Diliberto next year.
This year I have very much enjoyed writing for the Wellness Wednesday column. I enjoy learning about health because I aspire to be a personal trainer in the future. As part of our finale, here are some summer health tips:
1. Drink lots of fluids- The recommended amount of water one should drink daily is about eight cups, depending on your body size. During hot summer months you should drink more to ensure that your body stays hydrated and cool. You can even make sun teas (they count)! You can use known safe flowers, leaves or tea bags, in a half-gallon or gallon glass or water.
2. Protect yourself from too much exposure to the sun. Wear at least SPF 30 sunscreen, and try to stay in the shade. In case of getting a sun burn, it is always a good idea to have a bottle of aloe vera, or have an aloe vera plant growing in your yard because it will usually soothe the pain.
3. Relax – It’s summer time! Meditate, go to the spa, take a family camping trip, plan a vacation, and try to get more hours of sleep.
4. Do not get too lazy- Enjoy yourself, but make sure to exercise regularly. Aerobic exercise is a good way to keep the heart healthy and it also releases endorphins and dopamine, which will keep you alert and in a good mood.
5. Eat fruits and veggies. Summertime is when both fruits and vegetables are the most delicious. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and anything cool and light will help nourish your body and keep you cool and ready for summer activities.