Summer is around the corner and  can be the perfect time to boost your well-being. Here are five tips, drawn from the governmental and professional health organizations listed below, for enjoying a fun, safe and healthy summer! :

  1. Protect Yourself from the Sun: Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors during peak UV hours.

  2. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water, especially if you're active outdoors.

  3. Move More (but Stay Cool): Enjoy activities like swimming, hiking, or cycling early in the morning or late evening to avoid the hottest parts of the day.

  4. Eat plenty of fruits, salads, and vegetables.

  5. Prioritize Your Mental Health: Use summer as a chance to relax and recharge. Consider activities like meditation, breathing exercises, journaling, and connecting with friends and family.

For more detailed suggestions on summer tips check out the resources below. And to maximize your wellbeing at anytime, check out the UW lawschool's links to campus and community personal wellness and  mental health resources. Have a great summer break (and good luck on finals!):

Tips for a Healthy Summer (CDC)

Climate and Health: Summer Safety Tips (Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services)

Summer Fun Safety Tips (Mayo Clinic)

25 Ways to Move More in the Summer Months (

Prioritizing Health: Sizzling Summer Health and Wellness Tips (American College of Cardiology)

Submitted by Sunil Rao, on May 1, 2024

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