By the time summer finally rolls around, you’re antsy to get outdoors and replenish your vitamin D after the long Minnesota winter. Daily doses of sunshine are crucial to mental and physical wellbeing. Exposure to sunlight boosts serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, sleep, memory, and appetite. Sunshine also strengthens your immune system and can lower blood pressure. However, overexposure can be harmful. But as long as you keep a few simple precautions in mind, you can enjoy the summer sunshine carefree.
There are few things more delicious than sinking your teeth into the cool sweetness of a fresh strawberry on a warm summer evening. Served with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream or just sprinkled with sugar, strawberries are a tasty, summery treat. They’re only in season for a few more short weeks, so now is the time to fill your menu with all things strawberry. Try this recipe for one of our favorite classic strawberry desserts: Strawberry Shortcake. We hope you enjoy!
Summer comes with some additional safety concerns for loved ones with Alzheimer’s, who may be at risk of wandering off in the heat. However, if you take extra precaution and follow a few simple safety tips, there’s no reason why you and your loved one shouldn’t enjoy a fulfilling summer season together.
Fun in the sun is all well and good, but one of summer’s greatest pleasures is catching up on some reading, especially when you can retreat with a good book into the cool indoors to escape the worst of the afternoon heat. Not sure what to read this summer? We’ve put together a list of some novels that are so captivating they’re sure to make you forget all about the heat.
Whether you’re on the porch or the patio, these summer sippers are perfect for every occasion. From fruity, sweet, tangy and tart, pick your favorite or try a few.