Sunny Days and Catchin Rays

SUMMER IS HERE!

You know what that means.

Water – being in and around water…

Sunscreen…

Remember SPF doesn’t matter as much as the active ingredients.  Look for minerals such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide for the most effective protection, and PLEASE apply (in AIR CONDITIONING) 30 minutes prior to sun exposure or you will just sweat it off.

Seriously.

sunscreen - doing it wrong

Summer vacations…

Floating the river…

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Natural springs…

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Barbeques and cookouts…

Laying out by the pool…

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Annnnnddd don’t forget we are in Texas!   So….

Heat…heat…heat

(Which means)

Hydrate…. hydrate… hydrate.

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I have been busy with work, outdoor activities, and preparing to move (oh so fun!) and am finding less time to blog 😦  Instead of 3-5 times a week I’m dropping down to 2-3 blogs/week during these busy times.

But I’m not leaving you.  Don’t worry.

I am leaving you with some advice….

Sometimes in these months 8-8 ounce glasses is NOT ENOUGH.  Learn to listen to your body and signs of dehydration.  I have friends that say they don’t ever feel thirsty and some who don’t like drinking water all day every day, so to those people I suggest infusing water with fruit.  Throwing some berries in an ice cube tray makes an ordinary glass of water an exotic treat on a scorching hot, humid day.

fruit infused water

I have a pitcher with an infuser attached, so cucumber, limes, lemons, and berries make great, natural flavor additions.

MAKE SURE to rinse your fruit/veggies really well to avoid any pesticides or chemicals.  I suggest letting them soak in a mixture of 1 part white vinegar to 10 parts water OR rinsing for AT LEAST 30 seconds.

Go out and have yourself an awesome weekend!

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2 thoughts on “Sunny Days and Catchin Rays

  1. On the subject of sunscreen, make sure to use broad spectrum sun screen that protects against UVA and UVB rays. Almost any decent brand these days will cover both (or at least claim to). Don’t fall for the hype about SPF either. There are no appreciable differences in SPF ratings above 30.

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