Albuquerque, NM (July 9, 2019)  – Summer is officially here! That means days at the pool, weekends at the lake, family bike rides and fun in the sun. BeWellnm, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange, has five quick tips to help New Mexicans enjoy a happy and healthy summer.

Drink plenty of water. As temperatures near 90 degrees, it is important to stay hydrated. Instead of reaching for a sugary drink, opt for a glass of water. Aim to drink six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. 

Get more exercise. The warm weather and clear skies provide plenty of opportunities to go on a walk, take a hike or ride a bike. If done regularly, these exercises can help prevent various health problems including cardiovascular disease and depression. Take 30 minutes out of the day to exercise.

Wear a helmet. Accidents happen, but it’s important to be prepared. Put a helmet on for protection before getting on a bike this summer.

Focus on eating right. Summer is a great time to load up on fresh fruits and vegetables. Practice making other healthy diet choices too - like low-fat dairy, lean meats and fish.

Get plenty of rest. Make sure to get seven to eight hours of sleep every night to stay healthy this summer.

“New Mexicans look forward to summer so they can enjoy the state’s sunshine and beautiful weather. These quick tips can help you enjoy this time with fewer chances of illness or injury,” said Maureen Manring, beWellnm Director of Communication and Outreach. “We also encourage everyone to have a health insurance plan, so they are prepared for any unexpected illnesses or accidents this summer and throughout the year.”

New Mexicans in need of health insurance can visit beWellnm.com or call 1-833-862-3935 to get more information about enrolling in a health plan. An affordable health plan through beWellnm can provide access to preventive and emergency services. 

For more tips on how to stay healthy throughout the summer and throughout the year, visit https://bewellnm.com/health-insurance-basics/live-well.

About beWellnm, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange

BeWellnm was created to help individuals and small businesses get access to affordable health insurance plans. BeWellnm helps consumers compare health insurance plans and choose the plan that works best for their health needs and budget. BeWellnm also helps individuals determine whether they are eligible for premium assistance and if so, at what level. Through beWellnm for Small Business, small businesses are able to purchase competitively priced health insurance plans and offer their employees the ability to choose from an array of plans. Enrollment Counselors and insurance agents are available throughout the state to help with signing up for health insurance.

To find more information on beWellnm, New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange, visit www.beWellnm.com or call us at 1-833-ToBeWell.

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