Oh, the dog days of summer.  June brings the beginning of summer, which means barbecues, hot weather, water fun, and lots of sun.  As the weather and temperature changes bring forth the need to pull out our cooler clothes, it is interesting to think about the origin of the month of June.

It is believed that June is derived from the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter, who was the goddess of marriage and childbirth.  This may explain why June is the most popular month for weddings.  Within the pre-Caesar Roman calendar, June had only 20 days instead of 30.  The additional day was added when the winter months were provided with two months while extra days were added to the calendar.

As we make the transition into hotter weather, please be mindful of drinking more water, not leaving pets in the car, water safety, and using sunscreen.  Let’s go out and have safe fun in the sun!

Mike Pennington

Mike Pennington

Michael Pennington is a physical therapist and the owner of Turning Point Physical Therapy, which is located in beautiful southern Oregon. He is a loving husband, father of six and a master of his trade. Before studying at Pacific University, Michael earned his Eagle Scout and served a full-time 2 year mission in south Africa. He is as accomplished as he is hard working. Al l of his experiences culminate together at his clinic and are evident in his patient care.
Mike Pennington

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