5 Tips for Your Healthiest Summer Ever
Stay hydrated – When the summer heat sets in, it’s more important than ever to stay hydrated. So, never leave home without your water. If you’re out in the sun and being active outside, you’ll want to add an extra serving or two to your daily intake.
Eat fresh foods – There are so many delicious fruits and vegetables that are in season during the summer. Hit your local farmers’ market for a great selection of fresh and locally farmed foods and add them to each meal.
Enjoy the outdoors – After being cooped up all winter, nothing feels better than being outside in nature. Take advantage of the warm weather to be active outside. Walking, running, biking, hiking, kayaking, rollerblading, swimming…the opportunities are endless!
Wear sunscreen – It is so important to protect your skin when you’re out in the sun. Try to limit direct sun exposure during peak hours of 10:00 – 3:00 when the sun produces the strongest UV rays. Apply plenty of sunscreen BEFORE you go outside.
Disconnect – Summer is a great time to take a vacation from technology. Sure, most of us have to stay connected for our jobs, but so many people spend many more hours on computers, phones and mobile devices than they need to. Start with a tech free weekend and maybe even work your way up to a tech free week! Look up from your screen and be present in the moment. You’ll love how you feel!