Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Summer Safety Tips, Part I With The AMI Clinic Bedford

Summer is here in all of its glory, getting outside and enjoying the season is what it’s all about. Prepare yourself and your family with some healthy summer tips—and enjoy these hot months before winter’s back, knocking at the door.

Absorb some vitamin D safely. You may be aware of all the health benefits vitamin D can offer—improved bone health, increased energy, boosted mood—but do you know exactly how to get it? The absolute best way to get your vitamin D fix is through the sun. The body absorbs UVB rays and produces the Vit D as a hormone. Safe amount of sunlight varies from person to person based on skin type, skin colour, location and environmental factors. It’s always best to think less.

Pick some natural sunscreen alternatives. It’s important to avoid summertime risks like sunburn—but be sure to read those ingredients. The Environmental Working Group advises that you avoid oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate.
You could also look into zinc oxide sunscreen, a safe, natural alternative to commercial sunscreens. And stock up on your greens, watermelons and tomatoes! Leafy veggies contain carotenoids, which prevent sunburn, and watermelons and tomatoes offer lycopene, which also provides natural sunburn protection.
Manage chlorine exposure. Some studies have indicated that there are risks associated with chlorine—but don’t get out of the pool just yet. One of the major issues with chlorine is that when it combines with common contaminants (hair product, sweat, makeup, lotion), it creates potentially dangerous disinfection by-products, known as DBPs. So instead of skipping the visit to the pool (and missing out on that great physical activity), limit your exposure to DBPs by showering before swimming and immediately after.

Know your bug spray options. Nothing derails a nice summer evening outdoors like a group of persistent bugs. Thankfully, there are some ways to keep the bugs at bay—but, unfortunately, there are some risks that come with certain bug sprays, especially those containing DEET. While the Environmental Protection Agency has deemed DEET safe for adults and kids over three months, some research has linked it to seizures and mood disorders.Be sure you’re only using a spray with less than 30 percent DEET concentration, or try sprays with Picaridin. Even better, see if some natural choices work for you, like oil of lemon, eucalyptus, lemongrass and cinnamon. Mix 10 to 20 drops of the essential oil with two tablespoons of organic olive oil, sunflower oil or witch hazel. Dab on as needed.

Enjoy the summer everyone…Lookout for Summer Safety Tips, Part II later this week!

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The AMI Clinic Bedford is a specialist chiropractic clinic and physiotherapy centre dedicated to improving your health and wellness. It also houses a sports injury clinic and other alternative therapies, enhancing, empowering and educating you so that you are healthy, happy and functioning to your best ability.

Our chiropractor and physiotherapist in Bedford specialise in neck and back pain, arthritic pain management, work related injuries, and sports, muscle and joint injuries.

We also offer:
  • Acupuncture 
  • Massage Therapy
  • Craniosacral therapy 
  • Psychotherapy & Counselling 
  • Hypnotherapy 
  • Reflexology 
  • Reiki 

17 Ampthill Road 
MK42 9JP 
01234 307565

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