TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE
How to Stay Healthy in the Summer
29 August 2022
Summer is an excellent opportunity to spend time with your family, running in the sand and laughing, but many put their health on the back burner while having fun and enjoying summer activities. But the summer heat can be harmful if you don’t pay attention.
Here are our top tips on how to stay healthy in the summer, ensuring you enjoy the time off without compromising your physical and mental health.
Applying sunscreen before going out will ensure that your skin is protected from harmful UV rays, as well as prevent sunburns. To ensure that you stay protected throughout the day, reapply sunscreen every two hours or after sweating or swimming.
Sunscreen is also a good idea if you plan on being outside for a long time, even with plenty of shade. If you have sensitive skin, look for products labeled as “hypoallergenic” or “non-comedogenic.” These will contain fewer ingredients and, thus, cause less irritation.
Stay Cool & Hydrated
It’s important to keep well hydrated during the hot summer months as sweating will make you lose fluid. Drink plenty of water to balance this out.
We recommend water based fruits and natural juices and water instead of salty foods and gassy beverages. Salt makes you thirsty and fizzy beverages can make you feel bloated.
Also, to minimize your risk of sunburn, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water before you head outdoors. If you’re in the middle of outdoor summer activities, seek shade under trees or umbrellas at regular intervals to keep your skin cool.
Eat your Fruits and Veggies
Try making smoothies with frozen fruits like mangoes or strawberries if they’re in season. Tropical fruits will give your smoothies a pleasant and refreshing taste.
You can add fresh herbs like mint and basil or chopped, frozen fruits to your smoothies for extra flavor. For example, add some spinach leaves to the blender with ice cubes and milk to make your smoothie healthier. You can also use bananas and yogurt for extra protein and calcium.
Get Enough Sleep
The easiest way to get a good night’s sleep is to ensure your bedroom isn’t too hot or cold. If you’re currently sleeping in a room that gets very hot at night, consider moving your bed into an air-conditioned room or turning on a fan while you sleep.
If you’re already sleeping in an air-conditioned room but still waking up sweating every morning, try adding more layers of blankets on top of yourself before bedtime so that it will feel more relaxed when you wake up!
A lot of research supports meditation as a way to improve sleep quality. Try meditating for 10 minutes each day before bedtime to see if it helps your anxiety and stress levels!
We always recommend having a plan before the season starts to know what you need to do and what you don’t need to do. Having a to-do list keeps you on track with your goals.
The more organized you are, the easier it will be to get through the summer. It’s important to schedule your time and take care of yourself. If you have goals, set some time aside during the summer to meet them. You don’t want to be scrambling at the last minute.
Have Fun and Stay Active
One of the best things about summer is that it’s a time for family and friends to get together, play outside, and enjoy the warm weather. In addition, quality time with your loved ones is a great way to stay active and healthy.
You can also encourage them to be active with you. It’s important to remember that you’re not just doing all this for yourself but also for your family and friends. The more involved they are, the healthier their lifestyle will be.
The best way to stay healthy during the summer is to eat well, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep. You should also make sure that you have a plan in place for when bad things happen so that you can take care of yourself in the best possible way.
There are many ways to stay active and healthy during the summer. You don’t have to spend all your time sitting around and doing nothing. Instead, take advantage of the warm weather by getting outside and spending some time in nature.
We hope these help you and your body become happier and healthier for the upcoming summer. For more health and wellness tips, visit Imana.org and check out our resources!