June 20th marks the first day of summer in the United States! Summer Solstice is a great day of the year to set goals and celebrate living a healthy lifestyle. The weather is warm, the sun is out, and there are so many activities to do outside. It’s time we focus on our health for the long run! Celebrate this summer solstice with the following four activities. They will encourage you to get outside and get moving!
1) Hit the beach!
Being that is already late June, you’ve probably already made it to the beach once or twice. But today is the first day of summer! It’s almost mandatory to go to the beach to enjoy the fresh air off the water and to feel the sun on your skin. (Wear SPF for protection.) For the beach, pack a healthy snack like nuts and berries, and homemade infused water with cucumber and mint. You’ll be able to relax and enjoy the outdoors this summer solstice.
2) Go on a hike.
Hiking is a great way to exercise all the systems in the body. Hiking works your glutes, thighs, calves, abdomen, and cardiovascular system. Hiking can be a challenge when it's too hot out, so try to celebrate the summer solstice with an early morning hiking. Hitting the hiking trails by 8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. will allow you to get a nice hike in the morning before the sun becomes too hot.
3) Go biking.
Biking is an excellent form of cardiovascular exercise, without any of the impact. Biking can get your blood pumping and will energize you for the rest of your day! Wherever you enjoy biking, get out there tomorrow and enjoy the ride. We suggest biking around the beach or the park. Maybe you can even bike to your favorite hiking spot!
4) Enjoy grilling outdoors.
Summer is the best time of the year for one main reason, grilling. Grilling outdoors is a great way to socialize with family, friends, and neighbors. Celebrate this summer solstice by hosting a community barbeque that is dedicated to healthy choices. Grill lean, white chicken breast. Prepare vegetable shish kabobs. Lay out a spread of your favorite avocado dips with vegetables. Enjoy natural, flavor-infused water. This menu for a summer grilling event will leave you feeling energized and ready for more fun.
With these fun and active ways to enjoy summer solstice, you’ll be starting summer off on a motivating and healthy note! Encourage your entire family to join you on June 20th to celebrate a new season and a healthy lifestyle. If you’re looking for extra support for your journey toward healthy living, consider implementing a suitable supplement that contains Meratrim® into your diet. Meratrim® from InterHealth has been shown to support weight loss in as little as two weeks.