Today Show: Health Effects of Summer
Are you making sure to take care of your health while having fun this summer? Today Show medical contributor Dr Natalie Azar had some reminders and solutions for all of us. Keep your hair from turning green in the pool and find out whether your flip flops are hurting your feet.
Dry Hair Absorbs Chlorine: Prevent Green Hair from the Pool
Have you ever noticed that your blonde hair changes color after you have been in a chlorinated pool? If you have fair skin and light hair, it will be more noticeable. No one wants to wind up with green hair accidentally. One way to avoid this is to wet your hair before diving into the pool. Dry hair absorbs chlorine like a sponge.
Add Coconut Oil or Conditioner to your hair to help create a seal before going in the water. Afterwards, use Shampoo and Conditioner to wash out all the extra chemicals you don’t want messing with your hair.
Today Show: Vacation from Exercise?
Summer is a great time to relax. But a lot of people take a break from exercising during their vacations. You can prevent Muscle Loss just by making sure to spend some time being active each day. Maybe you won’t do your typical full workout, but you will have less work to do once you get back to your routine if you engage even in light activity.
You break down muscle a lot faster than you build it back up, so a week or two off can really catch up with you later.
Flip Flop Fail: No Support + Plantar Fasciitis
Dr Natalie Azar said that she believes she had a past case of Plantar Fasciitis caused by wearing thin flip flops. They may be affordable and convenient, but are they bad for you?
Soft rubber flip flops usually don’t provide proper support. If your flip flop easily bends to a 90-degree angle, it’s not taking care of your feet.
The American Academy of Podiatrists recommends arch support, soft leather, and straps to help provide more support in an open-toed shoe. Will this change the way you wear flip flops?