With temperatures hotting up and public holidays in sight, what better way to spend the summer outside by the beach, catching up with a few friends over a barbie or getting your adrenaline fix at the theme parks.
Just remember whilst we have this glorious weather, the UV index is at an all time high with average readings over 10. Exposure to such high levels can lead to ageing of the skin, which means wrinkles, but more importantly it increases your chance of developing nasty skin cancer. So this summer, stay sun smart and regularly apply sunblock at least spf 30+ as well as popping on a hat, sunnies and protective clothing.
As the festive season approaches, it’s usually a time of happiness and joy. However, for others it can be a time of stress, anxiety or loneliness. So look out for any friends and family in need so they too can join in the Christmas cheer.
There’s a lot of support and help out there from online and phone counselling services, to volunteering in a local shelter. Just remember that it’s always important to keep keep a healthy lifestyle including, eating and drinking in moderation to continuing regular exercise.
So if you or a loved one is affected by low mood or other mental health problems and would like more help, please pop by and see me in clinic.