Summer has arrived in all its sun-drenched glory. Whether you’re beach hopping abroad or braving the sweltering heat at home, it’s important to maintain your health and wellness in the hot months of the year. Here are a few of our best summer wellness tips!
It’s vital to stay hydrated during the hotter months. Investing in an environmentally-friendly glass water bottle is a good idea. Be sure to get your water fix about an hour before heading outdoors for the day. It’s recommended you drink 10 glasses of water a day to flush out the body’s toxins and keep your kidneys functioning at their very best.
Soak in the Sun
Natural sunlight is the most wonderful source of Vitamin D. The vitamin helps to boost your mood, your immune system and your energy levels. 15 To 30 minutes of unprotected sun is adequate exposure for Vitamin D.
Protect Your Skin
Sunscreen is an absolute summer must! Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays will reduce your chance of skin cancer and keep your skin wrinkle and blemish free. As an extra and fashionable protective measure, buy yourself a fabulous beach hat.
Get Out There
Research shows that the average American spends 87% indoors and 6% of their days in enclosed vehicles. Get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine! Spending time in the great outdoors is a healthy way to keep the mind, body and spirit feeling revitalised and energized.
Veg It Up
Summer means that there are a host of vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables in season. Take a trip to your local farmer’s market to see what’s on offer. Get your veggie fix to give your body the vitamins and minerals it craves.
Keep Your Routine
You might be on vacation but there’s no holiday from maintaining your health. Be sure to get your daily exercise in even though you’re far from home. Avoid taking cabs and walk the city streets, swim in the sea or try a new local exercise class.