Summer is a busy time for many, filled with exciting vacations or just lots of activities. Being busy doesn’t have to keep you from living a healthy lifestyle. In fact, there are many healthy ways to enjoy all that summer has to offer!
Here are some of our favorite ideas for staying healthy all summer long:
Spend time outside
Find a few outdoor activities you enjoy, and make them a regular habit. Go for a run or bike ride around the neighborhood, or enjoy a refreshing swim in a nearby pool or lake. If you aren’t a fan of working out on your own, recruit some friends or family to join you. Just remember to keep yourself hydrated, and stay indoors if temperatures and humidity are too high.
When it’s hot outside, covering up probably doesn’t sound very appealing. We don’t mean that you need to wear lots of layers of clothing! Instead, make sure you are protecting your body from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen, and reapply as needed. If you are swimming or doing an activity that causes you to sweat a lot, you should wear a waterproof formula and reapply frequently. You should also wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.
Enjoy seasonal foods
During the warm summer months, you can enjoy many delicious and healthy seasonal foods. Stop by your farmer’s market, or find a grocery store that sells local and seasonal produce. You’ll be able to enjoy fresher produce that is more flavorful and even more nutritious.
Start a garden
While gardening might seem pretty tame, yard work can be a great workout! Team up with the family to plant a vegetable garden, or even just pot a few herbs to keep on your deck or windowsill. Gardening is a relaxing but fairly physical activity, and with a little bit of work your family can enjoy a healthy harvest of herbs and vegetables.
These tips can help you and your family have a fun, safe, and healthy summer! Though staying healthy and active when the weather is hot can sometimes feel like a challenge, finding a healthy routine during summer months can make it easier to stick with it all year long. An active lifestyle will help you feel better, improve your fitness, and maintain a healthy body weight. A supplement such as 7-Keto® can also support your healthy weight loss goals. 7-Keto® is a non-stimulant metabolite, extensively studied for a variety of benefits including weight loss, metabolic rate, and memory.