How to Stay Healthy this Summer
Summer is finally upon us and you know what that means; summer heat waves. We all love getting out in the sun and enjoying a warm day, but how can we stay healthy during the warmer months? Here are our 5 Tips to Saying Healthy this Summer.
One: Use Sunscreen at ALL times!
This one might be the most important because although that summer tan sounds like a good idea now, your future self will hate you. Look for an SPF of 30 or higher to protect your precious skin from sun damage. The last thing you want is to be totally crusty by the time you're 70 just because you didn't reach for the sunscreen.
Two: Move Your Body
Heat can make working out really uncomfortable and gross. Fight the urge to say no to the gym and try getting some exercise in early in the morning or later in the evening after the harsh sun has gone down.
Three: Get Restful Sleep
We all can tell the difference between a good nights sleep and a horrible night sleep. One leaves you super rested and ready to take on the day, the other leaves you in your Pj's for half the day with four cups of coffee. You should be aiming to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Turn off those electronics 20 minutes before bed and you should be waking up feeling pretty dang good.
Four: Keep Yourself Hydrated!
This one is probably the hardest for most people, but its by far one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy this summer. You should aim to drink more than the standard eight glasses per day - a good rule of thumb is to take your body weight and divide it in half (that's how many ounces you should be drinking daily!) Try adding mint leaves or lemon in your water to make it more appealing to drink and try to eat foods with a high H2o percentage like watermelon or cucumbers.
Five: Don't Forget to Stay Connected with Others
In this day of social media and instagram taking over the planet, it's easy to forget that there was once a time when we actually had face to face communication with other humans. I know. Crazy, right? Being social with others (outside of your screen time) will dramatically increase your mental health and keep you in the right mindset ready to take on the day.
Let us know in the comments which one of these tips you're planning on trying out this summer! I don't know about you, but number four really got me. Until next time, say healthy and safe out there!