Be Well

Wellness is an ongoing journey encompassing all aspects of health: physical, mental, social and emotional. Skagit Regional Health is here to help you Be Well by offering health education, classes, screenings and convenient access to local, expert care when and where you need it.

Care for you. Care for each other. Care to keep you healthy.

Skagit Regional Health is your partner in wellness. With our goal of building healthier communities, we are committed to helping you with all of your healthcare needs. This commitment includes:

  • Growing the number of primary care providers and advanced specialists available through Skagit Regional Health’s clinics and hospital campuses.
  • Helping you stay up to date on important health screenings.
  • Providing convenient virtual care options.
  • Offering podcasts and health-related classes to help you learn about and engage in behaviors that benefit your wellbeing.

We encourage you to make choices to support a healthy, balanced life, from engaging in regular exercise and proper nutrition to fostering supportive social connections and partnering with Skagit Regional Health for your healthcare needs. How will you Be Well?

 

Protect Your Skin

Warm summer days often mean spending more time outside. Your skin is the largest organ on your body and it's important to keep it healthy and take precautions to protect it.

  • It's better to get out and do your summer activities before 10 a.m. in the morning or after 3 p.m. in the afternoon when the sun is less intense.
  • Incorporate sunscreen into your daily routine by applying it in the morning before you leave the house.
  • Eat antioxidant-rich foods, such as fresh local berries to help your body manage sun damage.
Practice Water Safety by Wearing a Life Jacket

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Practice Water Safety

When it comes to water safety, parents should begin planning well before they are around the water. There are year-round opportunities for all ages to take swimming lessons. When spending time around lakes, rivers and the ocean it is always advised to pack proper floatation devices. Wear a life jacket while on or around the water, have a pool noodle or robe nearby to throw out to someone in need and always be aware of water temperatures and currents.

Protect Your Skin

Skin is your largest organ. It’s important to take care of it by wearing protective clothing like large brimmed hats and long sleeves, when possible. Try to get outside early in the day and in the evenings, avoiding the strongest UV rays of the midday sun to protect your skin. Lastly, wear sunscreen daily. If you are in the water or perspiring, it is particularly important to reapply sunscreen, SPF 30 or greater, every two hours.

Eat Healthy Foods

Fresh fruits, berries and vegetables are plentiful in the Pacific Northwest this time of year. Try a new fruit or veggie the next time you go to the grocery store or farmers’ market. Fill your plate with a rainbow of fruits and vegetables to keep your diet healthy and interesting.