When the sun is shining, there are two paths a person can do down — one of letting loose or one of exercising and enjoying the outdoors. Even adults are listening to Alice Coopers “Schools Out” and have the attitude to back it up. So how do you stay healthy during the summer?
Take some time after work to decompress outside and soak up the vitamin D. You will feel more alert, conscious and happy while getting your tan on. Many people struggle with a lack of Vitamin D during the winter, and a lack of it can have harmful effects on your mood.
Overall, “Exposure to sunlight can have many positive effects on our bodies and minds, especially in terms of regulating stress and happiness.” – Wellesley News
You can do many exercises outside oppose to a dark gym during the summer months. Not only can you, walk, run, cycle or play sports, you can also get elastic workout bands from Walmart to work every muscle in your body from where ever you are in the world. Here is a guide to exercise with bands (Here).
Taking time off is an obvious way to decompress, catch up on much-needed sleep and ultimately experience all life has to offer. Try and be active on these vacations go on hikes through mountains, along the beach or through new cities oppose to gorging on food and alcohol at a resort for a week.
Stay off the French Fries
Here in Canada whenever we have a BBQ or go out to eat odds are we are going to be asked: “do you want fries with that?”
Skip the french fries the carbohydrates and hurting your overall health. In the summer, fresh produce is more readily available than any other time during the year. Most of the time, you will feel better eating natural foods over processed its also healthier for your heart.
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As we all know “So it’s not as simple as the colder it is, the more you drink — it’s also the case that the hotter it is, the more you drink.” – CBC
Alcohol dehydrates you, especially in the heat of summer. A way to cheat dehydration healthily is “for every alcoholic beverage; you have to drink at least three glasses of water “to make up for cheating (drinking alcohol), to offset the ramifications.”
Overall Summer Health
There are endless ways to come out of summer healthier, smarter and less stressed. Soak up that Vitamin D, stay active and have a memorable time.