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5 Tips to Ready Your Body for Summer

summer fun pool partyIt may not feel like summer most days, but don’t let that stop you from readying your body for the fun of summer.  You know what we’re talking about: swimming, camping, barbecues, and all the fun that comes with summer.  These tips will get your body ready for summer—from your head to your toe.

Don’t procrastinate.

You’ll find that almost everything you do to ready your body for summer is going to take time, so start preparing for summer fun as soon as possible.  Don’t wait until it’s too late to see results; start as early in the spring as you can so you’re ready as soon as the first warm weekend rolls around.

Get your smile ready to—well—smile.

If you don’t want your teeth to resemble the color of the sand you’re planning on laying on, ask your dentist about White Forever.  White Forever is an in-home, cost-effective teeth whitener that works for people with a healthy mouth.  How can you tell if you have a “healthy mouth?”  Schedule a dentist appointment.  Your dentist can give your full exam and full mouth x-rays to determine if you meet the criteria for this continuous in-house whitening system.

Take advantage of the warmer temperatures.

The good news is that you have a buffer before you get out your bathing suit.  As the temperatures get warmer, start a consistent routine of walks, runs, or other exercise routine to increase your endurance and get your body ready for summer fun.  Even a daily 20 minute walk can make a difference in your health—and possibly, your waistline.

Watch what you eat.

This doesn’t mean you have to switch to eating lettuce only, or adhering to a strict diet of popcorn, but it does mean adapting a healthy diet.  If you need any guidance, contact a nutritionist for assistance as you prepare for summer.  Drink plenty of water, and keep a log of your daily meals to monitor your intake.

Straighten your teeth (discreetly).

If you’ve battled an alignment issue or crooked teeth your whole life, seize the day and correct your teeth so you’re not worried about smiling.  If you want to correct your teeth discreetly, consider Invisalign.  Invisalign corrects orthodontic problems with a series of removable clear trays.  With Invisalign, patients need to schedule less orthodontist visits (and maintenance) and don’t have to deal with any food restrictions while the trays are in.  To find out if Invisalign can give you the (straight) healthy smile you want for summer—without anyone knowing—schedule an appointment with an experienced orthodontist or dentist trained in orthodontics.  If you visit Watertown Area Dental, you’ll find an added bonus: Invisalign cost the same as traditional braces—leaving you more money for summer fun.