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Health Tips for the Summer

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Aug 10, 2015

 

Enjoy yourself while keeping your body healthy this summer by incorporating these 3 simple tips into your summer routine.

1. Drink Mindfully

Heat and humidity can take their toll on your health during the hot summer months, making hydration more important than ever. A lot of times thirst can be mistaken for hunger, and you might feel tempted to grab an extra snack rather than a glass of water, which is what your body really wants.

This summer, make a conscious effort to avoid eating when your body is actually more likely to be thirsty, and try to make your drink choices low-sugar, low-calorie, and low-caffeine.

2. Play in the Water

What better way to keep your body cool and active than by playing in water? If you’ve never tried water sports before, take this opportunity to develop new skills and get a healthy rush of adrenaline by trying water skiing, wakeboarding, or surfing. Head to a local pool or grab some snorkeling gear for the beach and immerse yourself in the cool water. You’ll prevent overheating and heat-related illnesses while having a blast this summer!

3. Eat Naturally

Take advantage of the delicious, ripe fruits and vegetables in season. In addition to being tasty, they provide essential vitamins and minerals to keep your body healthy and running smoothly. Watermelon is a great choice because it’s 92% water, so you’ll stay hydrated just by eating a sweet treat. It’s also loaded with the antioxidant lycopene, which is a good source of vitamins A and C, and also contains potassium, vitamin B6 and thiamin.



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