Summer Health and Recreation

Today’s the summer solstice, the longest day of the whole year. Here in the Northern hemisphere, it’s the first official day of summer.

Have some warm weather health and vacation posts to see you through ’til fall:

Who doesn’t love swimming pools?
Remember that chlorine can trigger asthma attacks.

Are you new to the Denver area or coming to visit?
(You’re not the only one. Travel + Leisure readers voted my city as their second favorite for summer travel.)
Check out some of the places this Front Range family has gone, and where we’re planning to go.

Do you/your kid flare more during the warm season?
Watch out for these triggers.

Is hazy, hot air a particular problem?
Learn why, and how to monitor it.

Happy Summer/Solstice/Longest Day, everyone.

27 responses to “Summer Health and Recreation”

  1. Sara C. says:

    we’ve been under unhealthy air warning for a couple weeks now…we don’t seem “smoggy” but we’ve got a ton of ozone, apparently. Just walking from the mall to the car yesterday had her gasping and complaining of feeling funny in her chest. It’s so hard, you don’t want to keep the kidlets inside all summer, but you don’t want to keep having to rescue them all the time either.

    Hope your summer is full of easy breathing.

  2. Amy says:

    Oh, no – I hope your air clears up soon. Poor kid.

    We’ve had a wildfire burning in south CO for a couple of days, but it’s pretty far away from me. Still, I’m keeping an eye out.

  3. Samantha says:

    i know cold dry air sets off her lungs, but when the humidity gets bad, i swear that gets her too… dunno why but i swear it does

  4. Sarah says:

    We had poor luck on Sunday: A moderate air quality alert plus a sudden drop in temperature with thunderstorms all day. I don’t normally get set off by rain, but I was defninitely feeling that!

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