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Take charge of your health to put yourself on the path to wellness. Health and wellness means living life fully with vitality and meaning. Wellness looks different for each individual and evolves as our lifestyles change. 

See below for five easy tips to enhance your wellness!
Keep safe in Ar izona's extreme heat
Did you know Arizona is one of the hottest places on Earth from May to September?
Heat-related illnesses are most prevalent during these months. In fact, each year an estimated 2,000 people visit Arizona emergency rooms because of heat-related illnesses. Some heat-related illnesses can even be fatal, so proper preparation is vital, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Most importantly, when it comes to surviving the heat in Arizona, play it cool, be smart and pay attention to Excessive Heat Warnings.

Eat cool in the summer
Summer is here and it's time to use what nature offers. Growers in AZ harvest a range of tasty produce during the month of July. Grocers and neighborhood farmer's markets will have a healthy display of  apples, chilies, corn, cucumbers, figs, garlic, green beans, melons, nectarines, okra, peaches, potatoes, summer squash, peppers, tomatoes and zucchini.
Simplifying vegetable preparation ensures you get the best possible dish and your meal arrives at the table quickly!

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Don't let the heat slow you down
We are all aware of the extreme temperatures outside and while it is important to listen to your body and stay safe, you should still keep your activity level up. It's quick and easy to track your steps using an activity tracker or your smart phone. Get your steps by taking morning walks, using the stairs and hosting walking meetings. 
What does wellness mean to you?
Kathy assists the CEO and the Board of Directors and serves a critical role supporting internal staff and all of the Chamber's members
How long have you been at the Chamber?
Six years on August 29.
Do you have a wellness goal?
Lose 5 lbs. and to get in better shape physically, which helps me mentally as well.
Which challenges do you face in achieving your goal?
I love to eat! I am also not one to go to a gym, so my exercise comes mostly from walking my dogs, Gracie & Melo. These days I make sure I get up earlier so we avoid the heat!
How has the Chamber helped you achieve your wellness goals?  
The group stretches and exercises we have been doing during the last several weeks have made me more aware of the need to take a break to stretch and just get away from the desk for a few minutes.  
Help your community tackle the heat
Find out more about how you or your company can help these organizations provide heat relief:
Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation
201 N. Central Ave. 27th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85004 United States