Newswise — (New York, August 20, 2014) – Spectators at tennis matches will have an even better time if they follow some tips on how to stay healthy and safe. The first is easy – be happy! “Studies show positive emotions enhance immunity.” says Julia Adamian, MD, FACP, Medical Director, West Park Medical Group in the Mount Sinai Health System.

Dr. Adamian, a primary care physician in Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt’s Department of Medicine offers some ace tips for the audience:

• Arrive Early. Try to get there before the match to avoid the stress of navigating through crowds. Get ready to enjoy in relaxed environment

• Carry your clean. Bring a pack of sanitizing wipes. You might need them for your hands or the seats.

• Beat the heat. Apply sunscreen at home and reapply it at regular intervals. Wear a hat on very hot days to avoid sunburn and overheating.

• Keep Hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day, sticking to water or juice, if possible. “The alcohol in beer or liquor might make you dehydrated and detract from the overall experience. If you’re looking for something with a kick, try flavored seltzer water.”

• Have fun! Cheer for your favorite players, take selfies and cherish the moment. Positive thoughts and energy are shown to strengthen immunity more than anything.

About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12-minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

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