summer wellness tips for healthy living

by Little Elephant


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summer wellness tips for healthy living

Sep 22, 2022

Summer is (almost) in the air, and we're so excited to getting back outside! There's something about this season that makes us want to take better care of our body — Here are some tips for staying healthy this summer:

Get outside and soak up some Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is one of the most essential vitamins for maintaining good health. It helps your body absorb calcium, which plays a role in strengthening bones and preventing osteoporosis. It also helps regulate your immune system and protect against various cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and autoimmune disorders.
Vitamin D can be found naturally in foods like fortified milk products or fatty fish such as salmon; however, many people still don't get enough from their diet to meet daily requirements. That's why spending time outside during long summer days is essential! Sunlight stimulates your skin cells to produce vitamin D via photophysiology, just 15 minutes outside each day should give you all the sunshine you need to see results!

Stay hydrated

  • Drink water: As the temperature rises, staying hydrated is more important than ever. The most effective way to do this is by drinking enough water throughout the day. Think about it—your body is made up of about 60% water, so for your cells and organs to function correctly, you need to replenish what's lost through sweat or other bodily functions. If you're feeling thirsty, your body likely requires more fluids. If you feel hungry every few hours, try having a glass of water instead of reaching for snacks or beverages with caffeine or sugar in them—you may find that by keeping yourself well-hydrated throughout the day, hunger pangs go away naturally!

Add more fresh fruits + veggies to your diet.

  • Add more fresh fruits + veggies to your diet.

  • Try eating at least 1 cup of fruit and 2 cups of vegetables daily.

  • Add a smoothie or juice to your daily routine to make it easier.

Develop an exercise routine

The next step is to develop an exercise routine right for you. It can be as simple as taking a walk every day or a more involved process. 
Remember that exercising doesn't have to mean going to the gym and using expensive equipment; there are plenty of ways to get fit right in your home! And don't forget about yoga: it's affordable, convenient, and fun!

Stay healthy this summer!

Summer is the best time to get outside and enjoy the sun, but it's also a great time to get fit. While you may be tempted to spend your days relaxing at the beach, we recommend developing a routine to help you stay healthy this summer.
Here are some tips for staying healthy this summer:
  • Take advantage of warm weather by going for walks around your neighborhood. You can also walk on treadmills at home if it's too hot outside!
  • Try out different exercises like yoga or Pilates—these activities will tone up your muscles while helping you relax.
  • Hydrate! Keep plenty of water on hand (and don't forget about ice-cold lemonade!) to stay hydrated during long days spent outdoors and indoors enjoying these activities with friends!
You can stay healthy this summer with the right mindset and some simple steps. You'll have more energy, feel happier and enjoy spending time with friends and family!