Summer is the hottest of the four seasons. At the summer solstice, which occurs on June 21st in the Northern Hemisphere and December 22nd in the Southern Hemisphere (when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa), the days are longest and the nights are shortest. Summer is a great time to spend time outdoors and practice a healthy lifestyle. There are plenty of chances to eat fresh fruits and vegetables, get some sun, and get in shape, whether it be by playing a sport, exercising or just working around the yard.
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- Five Best And Worst Sunscreens: Not Just For Summer Anymore | The Patient Report
The Patient Report.com provides a news brief on the Environment Working Group’s second annual sunscreen report. Does your sunscreen offer adequate protection against the sun’s rays?
- Going Buggy? Go Green! | Healthbolt
Liberty suggests some natural green alternatives to keep the mosquitos at bay.
- How does Chocolate protect the Heart? | Dr Shock MD PhD
Dr. Shock covers a recent review article discussing the possible underlying mechanisms of the cardioprotective properties of chocolate.
- When Benign Isn’t Better and Malignant is Preferred | Doctor David’s Blog
Everyone that has cancer wants their tumor to be benign, right? Not necessarily. Dr. David explains.
- Can the Wii Replace Regular Exercise? | NPA Think Tank
Can the Wii replace traditional exercise? Eric Robertson writes about a recent study evaluating energy expenditure while playing video games.