You may or may not be wondering why the title of this post is specified to Summer, but if you really think about it summer (in Vancouver anyway) brings a lot of different conditions compared to other seasons. The sun and heat being two major game changers! Here’s how I stay healthy and fit in the summer.
- Stay cool and hydrated.
Hot weather and dehydration can add up to some serious bodily issues so make sure you’re drinking at least 8 eight-ounce cups a day! Especially on the days that you know you’ll be exerting more energy than usual.
- Choose fruits over pastries.
No not all the time, but most of the time. Eating healthy will surely make a positive impact in your body shape and how you’re feeling throughout the day. Go for natural sugars instead of processed. Remember people…a moment on the lips….forever on the HIPS!
- Get a good sweat in daily.
Whether it’s a jog around your neighbourhood or a full-on trip to the gym, working out will keep your happy feelings flowing, make you feel (or be) more productive, and ensure that you’re maintaining a fit summer bod.
- Take care of your skin.
Don’t slack on the skincare people. It’s uber important to take care of your skin in the summertime because there’s so much damage that the sun can cause. Wear the proper SPF, apply after-sun lotion, and ALWAYS apply your skincare at night.
- Don’t expose yourself too much!
If you’re like me then you love the sun… but don’t get carried away. Take breaks in between the rays during a day out in the sun and hangout in a shaded area for a while. You’ll feel rejuvenated and more energetic, I promise!
- Let yourself relax.
This is a tough one if you’re working, going to school, or have a pile of daily activities to keep you going. It’s so vital to relax your body and let yourself rest in the summertime, after all that’s what summer is about isn’t it? Resting your body and taking some time off will leave you feeling refreshed and more productive, and is ironically good for your health!
- Take your vitamins.
Not everyone takes daily vitamins, but it’s something to definitely consider in the summertime. We’ve got plenty of Vitamin D going on, but don’t forget about the other ones! Vitamin A helps repair skin damage from the sun and can be found either in vitamins or kale, strawberries, and kiwis. Vitamin C keeps your sweats glands in working condition, a must for the summer time and Vitamin E protects your skin from sun damage and increases physical endurance.
I’d love to know what your ways of staying fit and healthy in the summer are, so please feel free to share a few ideas in the comments section below!