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Diabetes Prevention Program July 2021 Blog

National Diabetes
Prevention Program Blog

July 2021

Beat the Summer Heat

It’s warm. The sun is shining and there’s no end to the outdoor activities. Whether you’re taking it easy with a light hike or kicking up your heels at an outdoor concert, the heat can be too much. So, what’s the best way to participate in all that summer has to offer outside and keep up your energy to actually enjoy it?

Feed your body

It’s important to eat, even when it’s hot.
• Eat lighter foods – think salads, fruit, or a wrap

Make sure you’re getting your vitamin B, especially B6 and B12.
• They are natural energy boosters and will help you even during a summer scorcher

 

Bring down your body temperature

• Run cool water over your wrists
• Wrap a cool towel around your neck
• Run cold water over areas where you would “take your pulse”
• Eat spicy foods – they make you sweat, which naturally cools the body down
• Wear loose fitting clothing

Stay hydrated

Drink lots of liquids, such as water or sports drinks
• You can buy plain electrolyte packets to simply drop into your water

Eat fruits and veggies – most of them are made up of mostly water

• Fruit salad anyone?

• Pineapple = 95%
• Blueberries = 95%
• Cantaloupe = 92%
• Watermelon = 96%

• Or try one with veggies

• Cucumber = 96%
• Tomato = 94%
• Celery = 95%
• Lettuce = 95%

Now that’s a salad!

And when you have had enough of the heat, get out of it. Find some shade or some air conditioning and take a break. Some signs that you may need to find the nearest fan include: feeling tired, weak, nauseous, or dizzy, or having a headache, muscle cramps, severe sweating, or a weak pulse.

Tabula Rasa HealthCare is here to help you have a healthier more active lifestyle. To learn more about this program and how it could help you or one of your patients, email us at preventdiabetes@trhc.com.

We’ve partnered with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program. This program includes both telehealth and digital care services, including video and online programming. Visit sinfoniarx.com/preventdiabetes for more information. You can also contact us at 1-844-326-3043 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., MST, Monday through Friday or email us at preventdiabetes@trhc.com. The National Diabetes Prevention Program is offered by Tabula Rasa HealthCare and the APhA Foundation and is funded by the CDC.

**Please do not send personal health information to preventdiabetes@trhc.com. We take your confidentiality seriously.**