7 tips to stay healthy and happy this summer

We are hitting a heat wave right now on the East Coast..whew…it’s HOT!!

 

Stay hydrated in the heat

It’s commonly recommended to drink at least 64 ounces of water a day, but in the summer, your body may need more. It’s hot outside, and depending on your activities, you may sweat more than usual. Make sure to replenish the fluids and electrolytes your body needs.

Don’t forget sun protection

Enjoy the sun without feeling the burn. UVB rays from the sun are the main cause of those nasty sunburns, and long exposure can severely damage and age your skin. But using a sunscreen with at least SPF 15 will protect your skin from 93% of UVB rays. Some moisturizers have sun protection in them already.

 

Get Outside!

What we love about summer is that there’s so much you can do in the warm, sunny weather. Take advantage of the season and make time for some swimming, kayaking, hiking and beach days. It’s a great opportunity to get your body moving and work up a sweat.

Move your workouts outdoors

Speaking of working up a sweat, summer is also a great opportunity to move your existing workout routine outdoors. Turn the treadmill off and take your run to a trail or ditch the yoga mats and move your routine to the park. Getting some fresh air will give you a fresh take on your weekly workouts.

Take some time off during the summer

It’s the best time of the year to go on that family camping trip you’ve been waiting for, or to conquer that strenuous hike with the view you’ve been dying to see. Take a break from the office, put away your phone, and enjoy some time with your family and friends.

Focus on relationships:

    • Take a break from the office 
    • put away your phone
    • family camping trip
    • special date with a loved one
    • enjoy some time with your family and friends

Enjoy some seasonal fruit

Apricots, plums, peaches, cherries, blackberries, strawberries, and other fruits are all in season during the summer. All these options make getting your vitamins and antioxidants a lot easier. Try a new smoothie mix or salad recipe with some of the fruits only summer has to offer.

Take some nutritional supplements

Chances are you have a lot going on during the summer, and your body is going to need plenty of energy and good nutrition. You can fill potential nutrition gaps with daily multivitamins.

 

Get outside, soak up some sunshine, and have a healthy summer!

1 Comment

  1. April J Harris on August 9, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    You’ve shared some great tips here, Stacey! It’s so important to take time out for self care in the summer. I particularly like the idea of working out outdoors – what a great way to get your Vitamin D and improve fitness at the same time. Thank you so much for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I hope you are having a good week!

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