Are you you enjoying your summer and want to enjoy it even more worry free? Do you want some easy to implement tips that will make a huge impact on your; health wallet and your good time? Well I got you covered!
Below I have included some of my favorite health tips to take advantage of especially during the summer months. These tips will leave you feeling great and allow you to get through the summer energized.
Join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
A “Community Supported Agriculture” gives you the opportunity to get the best quality organic produce at a price that beats the grocery store and farmers market. You will save money as well as enjoy a food awakening getting more flavor as well a surprise in what you are getting every week. Check below to find the closest CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in your area. If the time has passed for you to sign up for a CSA, then you can get ready for the Fall. A CSA provides you with the freshest fruits and veggies and allows you to get organic most times. Click here to find out more about how I handle the fresh veggies I get from the CSA I belong to as well as helpful things to know when joining a CSA.
Drink Lots of water
Drink a lot of water and in order to do this there are a few tricks;
- Carry a larger container of water – This will allow you to get your intake without having to constantly refill and will increase the likelihood that you will drink more.
- Infuse your water – Add lemon, mint or a seasonal fruit of your choice (watermelon or peaches are yummy). Some people find it easier to drink water if it is ice cold vs room temperature. Try both to determine which allows you to drink more.
- Drink at peak times of dehydration – Drink a quart first thing when you wake up (have it next to your bed if you like) when we wake up our body craves nourishment a class of water and lemon is a great way to start. Another optimal time for drinking water is while working out so during both of these times keep a large bottle of water close by.
- Know where the free rest rooms are (Starbucks is one that I usually run to). It can be a challenge especially if you are always on the run and in a metropolitan area but it is really helpful to know where the best places are so that you are not afraid to drink as much water as your heart desires
Get your daily recommended water intake to be sure that you are getting enough water for your your height and weight. A good place to start is 8 8oz glasses a day.
Do as much as you can outside
If you live in multi season area take full advantage of the ease of doing most activities outside. Cook, spend time with friends take a walking break in the middle of the day outside. Here are some other great outdoor ideas to ensure that you get the most out of your summer. In addition to being absolutely fun getting outside will also help you get the recommended 1-2 hours of daily sunlight here is a more detailed article to get you even more information on the vitamin D requirement and the different factors that come into play that we may not have even considered.
I hope that you found this helpful in adding to your awesome summer. Let us know what you do to stay healthy and take full advantage of the summertime weather.
This is a guest post by Lillian Daniels who is a health advocate with extensive knowledge on healthy eating. Connect with Lillian on Instagram and be sure to check out her blog at www.lilliandaniels.com/blog.