Summer Days in Connecticut

“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.”   ― Kellie Elmore

Sunny beaches. State Parks. Bike trails. Amusement parks. Waterfalls and rivers. What’s not to love about Connecticut in the summer?

Enjoy your fun and stay safe. Remember the basics.

  • Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate – Hydration is always essential, but summer heat demands we pay even more attention to our bodies –after all, it’s made up of more than 60% water. Drinking sufficient water helps regulate your temperature, keep your joints lubricated for those awesome hikes, and get this –it can even help our moods.
  • Be liberal with the sunscreen – Nobody enjoys a bad case of sunburn, but there’s much more to it. Regardless of whether you burn easily or not, UVB exposure causes damage. Sunscreen can help prevent heat exhaustion or heat stroke and ultimately cancer.
  • Pay attention – Be aware of bike riders on the streets and roads. Keep your eyes on children – especially near the water.  Watch for symptoms of overheating.
  • Be careful with food – Keeping cold foods cold and hot foods hot will prevent a host of food-borne illnesses.

And at the end of a perfect of fun, enjoy a recipe from one of Connecticut’s own.