Senin, 08 Februari 2016

Its finally June! Ive been counting down for warmer weather, and its finally here. When it comes to summer time, I like to spend as much time as I can outside. I stay pretty busy soaking up the sun and hanging out with friends. Sometimes being so busy can interfere with my goals to lose weight and exercise more, but this year I am convinced that summer is going to help me get closer to my goals and you should be too. Here are 7 summer habits to keep you healthy.

Take Water With You Everywhere

Heatstroke isnt cool and not getting enough water on those sunny days will put you at risk of heatstroke. staying hydrated means staying healthy. Stay hydrated for all of your summer activities by taking water everywhere you go. Even if you arent planning on being out in the sun for a long time, you should be drinking water throughout the day. Fill up some reusable bottles and keep them in the fridge so you can grab one as you head out the door.

Skip the Ice Cream

If youre looking for a treat to help you cool down, skip the ice cream. Its high in fat and sugar and it wont help you get closer to your goals. Instead of reaching for the Ben & Jerrys, try making your own Popsicles. There are plenty of recipes out there that are made with coconut water, stevia, and other healthy ingredients. You can usually find Popsicle molds at the dollar store, too. Make several in advance and snack on those when you need a cold treat.

Get Outside as Much as Possible

Go enjoy the sunshine. Lay out and get a tan, go for a run, go swimming, just be outside and enjoy yourself. Vitamin D is essential for your health. Youll feel happier and energized when you soak up some rays. Dont let yourself turn into a couch potato. I enjoy central air and Netflix just as much as the next girl, but spending too much time inside might send you into a lazy funk. Dont waste the sunshine. When winter comes, youre going to miss it.

Take Sunscreen With You

Speaking of soaking up sun, do it responsibly. Cancer sucks, so protect yourself with sunscreen. Sunburns are a real downer, too. Apply and reapply so you dont have to worry about blisters and lizard peeling.

Workout in the Morning

Because summer is such a busy time of year, and because its so hot outside, try moving your workouts to the morning if you dont already workout in the a.m.. This helps you get in your fitness before you get caught up in other things. Plus, working out in the morning sets a healthy tone for your day.

Shop at the Farmers Market

One of the best parts about summer is the farmers market. You can get locally made goods for relatively cheap. Its a great way to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies! Eating fresh fruits and vegetables will help you get nutrients and it feel energized for all of the awesome things you have planned this summer.

Try New Things

Dont be afraid to break your normal routine. Instead of spending your summer by the pool like last year, try going cliff diving, or take a sailing lesson, try an outdoor ropes cores, or go hiking. There are a lot of new adventures out there, and the more adventures you go on, the more memorable this summer is going to be. Not to mention, trying new things is HEALTHY! It helps you stay happy. :)

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