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3. Cool down with essential oils. Dabbing a few drops of peppermint or eucalyptus oil on the back of your neck and at your temples just before your workout provides a cooling effect and also opens up your nasal passages, so you can breathe a little easier when the air is humid. 4. Summarize your intervals. To keep your fitness level up, do your regular cardio at a slightly slower pace, but add in 30-second speed bursts every three to five minutes. You’ll maintain your conditioning and burn more calories without having to go all-out the entire time. 5. Refuel with fruit. They’re more than 80 percent water, so fruits such as grapes,

Stay safe and active this season with these simple tips! 1. Adjust your body temperature. Hop into a cold shower before your workout. Studies show that a pre-exercise cooldown improves performance in the heat —probably because it lowers your heart rate as well as core and skin temperatures. 2. Get the dirt. Try to walk, run, or cycle on dirt or gravel paths, since asphalt and concrete tend to radiate heat and reflect the sun’s rays, making you feel hotter. Live near water? Take advantage of the breeze on even steamy days; if possible, start out with the wind at your back, so when you’re finishing you’ll be running into a headwind, which feels cooler.

watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew are a tasty way to replenish fluids and boost your energy post-workout. Keep them frozen or grind them into a smoothie for a refreshing treat! Put the cool factor back into your workout routine with these tricks this summer! Always remember to stay hydrated and listen to your body to avoid dehydration or stressing any muscles.

HEALTHY RECIPE FETA CHICKEN BURGERS Ingredients • 1/4 cup finely chopped cucumber • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise For The Burgers • 1/2 cup chopped roasted sweet red pepper • 1 teaspoon garlic powder • 1/2 teaspoon Greek seasoning • 1/4 teaspoon pepper • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground chicken • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted • Optional: Lettuce leaves and tomato slices

“I have been going to Bea for at least 8 years for one reason or another. She and her staff, Mitsi, Doug, Michelle, Aubri, and Rebecca have always been professional and friendly. They care about how the patients are feeling, even if they are not working with them that day. I would not hesitate to recommend them for therapy.” - Cathy C. “A huge thank you to Bea, Rebecca, and Aubrey. After shoulder surgery, they took great care in getting me back to normal use of my arm. Thank you Bullhead Physical Therapy!” - James G. PATIENT SUCCESS STORIES! Read Why Patients Choose Bullhead Physical Therapy!

Directions Preheat broiler. Mix cucumber and mayonnaise. For burgers, mix red pepper and seasonings. Add chicken and cheese; mix lightly but thoroughly (mixture will be sticky). Shape into six 1/2-in.-thick patties. Broil burgers 4 in. from heat until a thermometer reads 165°, 3-4 minutes per side. Serve in buns with cucumber sauce. If desired, top with lettuce and tomato.

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