Summer tips for Wellness
Summer means fun in the sun. The kids are out of school, summer vacation is on and it’s time for outdoor activities at the same time the strength of the body is lost during summer. People feel tired and exhausted during the season due to extensive heat rays of the sun.
Summer season comes many health concerns that you should be aware of before you plan your summer activities. The heat and sun can lead to many serious illnesses and accidents.
Summer will come and go before we know it, so make sure to take advantage of everything the season has to offer. Staying active, maintaining a balanced diet, and surrounding yourself with friends and family will positively influence your physical, mental, and emotional wellness.
* Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water to ensure proper hydration and circulation.
* Remember to apply sunscreen several times throughout the day or else you will become a victim of the dreadful summer sunburn resulting from too much exposure to UV radiation can also contribute to the development of skin cancer.
* Eat a healthy and balanced diet Fruits and veggies are loaded with the vitamins and minerals that your body craves to stay healthy and energetic. By eating more vegetables and fruits you can give your body the vitamins and minerals it craves and protect your cells from the damage free radicals cause.
* Families can incorporate exercise into their busy summer months by doing activities together such as camping and hiking, spending time at the beach.
* Avoid long periods of vigorous activity during the heat of the summer.
* Increase your social and activities spending time together with friends to increase your happiness and fulfillment in life.
* Do not prepare foods more than twenty-four hours in advance. The longer a cooked food sits, the more the danger increases for bacteria growth. Foods that need to be cooked more than 24 hours ahead of time should be frozen.
* Summer is a great time to get the necessary amounts of Vitamin D. While you can get small amounts in your diet, the best way to reach your needed Vitamin D levels is by sun exposure to the skin. Make sure the skin does not have sunscreen because it may interfere with the absorption of Vitamin D. 15-30 minutes is adequate unprotected exposure for Vitamin D.