Summer wellness tips for healthy living
Summer is an excellent time to reflect on how you might improve yourself. Taking care of your body and mind intertwine, so starting with your body first makes sense. Here are five tips for keeping your body and mind healthy during summer.
Summer wellness tips for healthy living
Here are a few easy summer wellness ideas to help you stay fit this season:
Get sufficient amounts of vitamin D.
Vitamin D is a critical vitamin for healthy physiological functions, including immunity, mood, and even fighting cancer in cells. Even though most of the nutrients our bodies need come from the food we consume, sunlight is the primary source of vitamin D. Unfortunately, vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in contemporary culture due to various factors (such as indoor lives and the development of sunscreen). Summertime sun exposure is an essential method to “save” vitamin D for the less bright winter months, especially in regions with less winter sun exposure in higher latitude regions.
Eat your sunscreen
However, some of the finest sunscreen on the market is found in real food.
This is because sunburn is an inflammatory condition, and food has a significant effect on how much inflammation is present in the body in general. Eating habits may influence how sensitive your skin is to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, as well as how effectively it heals after being harmed by them.
Use natural sun care to keep your skin safe from the sun.
Covering up and having fun in the sun responsibly are two of the finest and most natural ways to protect you from the sun’s harmful rays. You should cover your shoulders, neck, and arms if you are going to be out in the sun for a long amount of time, as well as any other exposed skin on your body. SPF ranges from 4 to 7 on most summer fabrics. The more protection you get from cloth, the tighter the weave.
Because fabric does not wash off or needs to be reapplied, covering up instead of topical sunscreen has several advantages. For one, it does not get into your bloodstream, and because conventional sunscreen products contain ingredients, we do not necessarily want to put them on our skin before sitting in the sun.
Drink maximum water
The body suffers when you do not drink enough water, which may cause you to desire food even when you are not hungry. Drinking eight to nine glasses of water a day is critical for staying hydrated. Slices of cucumber or lemon may help to brighten the dish’s flavor.
Summer brings more dead skin cells to the surface, so it is important to exfoliate regularly to maintain your skin looking and feeling its best. You do not have to spend a lot of money to look your best in the summer; all you need is a loafer and some oats, milk, and yogurt to create your exfoliating lotion.
Take care of hay fever symptoms.
For those who suffer from hay fever, summer may be downright miserable. Vacuum and clean your house frequently to get rid of pollen, and change your clothing and take a shower or bath after being outside. Antihistamines and nasal sprays are your best bet in the absence of a miraculous cure. Do you have a pair of drooping lids? When it comes to sun protection, sunglasses are your best bet.
Get in the Water!
Try a swim in the pool or work out at the gym this summer! Or even better, a lido in the open air. Start with ten minutes of swimming and gradually increase the time over the following weeks by alternating between front crawl, breaststroke, and backstroke. Nearly 400 calories are burned in 30 minutes of exercise! Instead of swimming laps, consider enrolling in a water aerobics class.
Take care of your hair.
During the summer, our hair takes a beating. Heat, sun damage, and chlorine all damage our hair throughout the year, leaving it looking and feeling lifeless and lifeless after the holidays. Then, follow up with an after-shampoo conditioning treatment to replenish moisture that has been lost due to chlorine and other products like sun cream. Avoid using heat on your hair if possible.
Use a Flosser Every Day
Now that you are aware of the need, it is time to begin flossing daily. If you do it while lying on the beach (in a quiet area), reading on your patio, or watching TV, the job will be completed in no time at all. Oral hygiene promotes general health by reducing oral germs, and a healthy mouth means your body has more resources to fight other bacteria.
Although life is not easier in the summer because of the longer, warmer, and lazier days, your life will seem less hectic. Summer is a “school’s out!” mentality even for grownups. That is why now is a great time to work on your health in a way that’s so low-key it’ll be hard to tell you’re doing anything.
WebMD consulted eight health professionals to help you get started, including nutritionists, fitness trainers, stress management specialists, eye doctors, and oral health experts. We posed the question to them: What one easy adjustment might you recommend for people to improve their health this season?