Since you have not been in the sun and outdoors in a long time, please consider the following helpful hints:
*Stretching is a great way to begin the day. Start with light stretching to loosen up your body. Reaching up to the sky then doing a few knee bends will help keep you and your body young and vital.
*Begin your outdoor activities very slowly. Perhaps walking for a few days before you begin running or jogging and alternate with walking. Or, walk on the Sanddune to slowly get your body used to "moving" again.
*Use a sunscreen or sunblock before outdoor activities, even when it is cloudy, especially on your face, earlobes, neck and throat areas. Women, wearing liquid makeup or a tinted BB Cream and lipstick help to protect from the rays of the sun.
*Men, please remember to use sunscreen or sunblock especially when working out doors and playing sports, such as golf, tennis or hoops.
*Wearing a hat while outdoors will not only help keep the sun off of your face but your hair from fading, especially if you color your hair.
*Don't leave home without having a container of water with you. Sometimes I get tired of drinking water, so I add a drop or two of lemon, orange or grapefruit juice squeezed from the actual fruit to liven up the taste.
*Remember to gently moisturize your body on a daily basis. We have a tendency to over shower during the Summer, so your skin needs to be protected.
*Spray yourself with an anti-insect repellent before going hiking or on a walk in the forest and be aware of ticks. This might be the time to forgo your favorite fragrance.
*Don't forget your Pets during the hot Summer months. Their feet and skin cannot handle the hot sun and asphalt, as well as fleas. One of my long-time clients has purchased little booties for her doggie, and he just loves them. For more Information on easy & beneficial Dog Grooming