Summer is one of the best times to start a new wellness routine —the longer days, brighter sunshine, fresh air tends to help us feel more energetic and optimistic and better able to set and reach our personal goals. That means it’s a perfect time to get started with a new healthy lifestyle habit that you’d like to continue carrying into the colder, wintery months too.
Here are a few a few summer-specific wellness tips and lifestyle habits to keep in mind to help improve your mood, have a better diet and a stronger fitness habit.
Get your Vitamin D:So, the first summer wellness tip is to get outside and get your vitamin D! But please don’t forget to wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and reapply every two hours.
Stay Hydrated: try to drink water every 30 minutes you spend in the heat or sweating. Our tip is to use a healthy infused water recipe.
Embrace fresh fruits + veggies to your diet: Nothing says “Summer!” like a slice of watermelon or a refreshing summer salad. It’s the best time to boost your diet with more fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies.
Engage is Exercise: Summer is an ideal time to enjoy activities like yoga, bike riding or swimming outdoors. The warmer summer months is also a great time to start (and stick with!) a new exercise routine. Here are some of our favourite routines.
Enjoy a Vacation (Safely…): Enjoy a staycation in your city by taking time off from work to relax at home or enjoy local sites. Choose an easy day trip or nearby destination, for low-stress travel and easy planning. Remember follow all public health measures and rules.
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