2011 July/August Issue (Hard Copy)

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Summer's here! The sun is shining and the temperature is finally rising. After our winter-long stint inside, we are instinctively drawn to the outdoors, our bodies anxious to soak up as much of that sunshine as they possibly can.

We hope you embrace this time of year and recognize how vital it is to your overall health. For a lot of us, after months of being inside or at least completely bundled up when we did venture out, now's the time to "re-fill" our Vitamin D tanks. Contrary to what we're being told, being out in the sun is extremely beneficial and necessary - there's a reason we start feeling depressed towards the end of the winter, yet things "start looking up" once the nice days finally arrive. So don't be afraid to utilize that grill more and use the fact that you're waiting for the coals to get ready to sit outside and relax. Your kids will welcome the opportunity to stay outside and play, no matter how long it takes to cook dinner.

This summer, the next time you find yourself gazing out of your office window, wishing you could be outside, take a minute and do it, go out and enjoy the sun and fresh air (the boss won't mind, just remind them that spending a few minutes in the sun may actually make you more productive!)



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