Health Tip: Fuel Up for a Day at the Beach

(HealthDay News) — A day at the beach is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and some exercise, but it’s easy to end up dehydrated or snacking on unhealthy food.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends:

  • Packing healthy, non-perishable snacks, such as nuts, fruits and vegetables, trail mix or whole grain crackers.
  • Bringing plenty of water. Add lemon or mint, or opt for sparkling water.
  • Never leaving food unrefrigerated or uncooled for more than two hours, or one hour if the temperature tops 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Bringing a cooler with ice, and following food safety practices. Take care not to contaminate cooked or prepared foods with raw meat.