Seven tips for a healthy summer

Wow, it was just the start of the new year and now it’s already the 8th month of the year. It’s summer here now and that means for many people among us, summer holidays! Time to slow down, enjoy the sunshine and make some time for your family and friends.

Having free time can also be dangerous. Why? Because some of us will fall into bad habits. When you are completely free to do whatever you want and have no rhythm anymore, some people feel that they can let everything go. It’s also part of being free, to let things go and feel free to do whatever you want. But it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. You can also find a balance in this.

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Hereby seven tips I would like to share for a healthy summer:

  • Wear sunscreen and avoid the hottest hours of the day. Sunshine is healthy for us, but staying too long in the sun can be dangerous. So always wear sunscreen to protect your skin, even on a cloudy day.
  • Try to keep cool when it’s extremely warm. Adjust yourself and accept the situation. It’s normal you get easily tired and can’t function the same as on a normal day.
  • Keep moving. It’s easy to relax in the garden, but you also need your daily exercise. Because of the heat, choose something like a walk or early morning yoga. Or go to the gym with air conditioning.
  • Eat healthy. At this time of the year many fruits and vegetables are available. You have time to prepare your dinner now, so choose the meal wisely. There are so many different salads you can make, so be creative.
  • Stay hydrated. Drink enough water on a day. Try to reduce the intake of alcohol and sugary drinks. You can add some mint leaves and lime to your water or some slices of fruits.
  • Go to bed on time. It’s easy to stay up late and wake up late during the holidays. It’s ok to sleep one hour later than normal. Keep a healthy sleep cycle.
  • Connect with others. Now it is the time to have more quality time with your friends and family. Plan something nice to go out or make a video call with a friend who is living far away.

What is your tip for a healthy summer? Let me know.

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