Thrive and Shine: Health Tips for the Summer Season
Health Tips for the Summer Season

Summer is a season of sunshine, warmth, and renewal. As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, it’s the perfect time to embrace new habits that boost your physical and mental well-being.

Get started today by implementing the following tips:

  • Nourish your Body with Seasonal Produce
  • Enjoy seasonal berries, cherries, peaches and other delicious fruits. Add them to your water, yogurt, oatmeal, a dessert, or enjoy on their own.
  • Visit local farmers’ markets to stock up on veggies such as fresh greens, peas, beans, zucchini. Use these to eat light and refreshing meals, opting for salads, smoothies and cold soups.
  • Enjoy the Grill! Cook your seasonal veggies on the grill with a touch of olive oil and salt or add them to skewers along with lean sources of chicken, fish, or beef.

Get Outside to Stay Active and Fit

  • Enjoy the outdoors but be sure to exercise in the cooler part of the day, such as early morning or early evening, to avoid the heat.
  • Make it Fun: Engage in enjoyable activities like swimming, hiking, cycling, or simply get outside and play with your kids.
  • If it gets too hot out there, enjoy your AC and follow an online workout video indoors. Try Yoga, Pilates, Zumba or any type of strength training workout.

Stay Hydrated and Energized

  • Drink Plenty of Water: Aim for at least 8-10 glasses a day and carry a reusable water bottle to reduce waste.
  • Include Hydrating Foods: Include water-rich fruits and vegetables like watermelon, cucumbers, and leafy greens.
  • Infuse Your Water: For flavor and variety enhance your water with slices of lemon, lime, mint, berries or other fruit and herbs.
  • Use the Summer to Relax and Recharge
  • Spend time in nature taking walks in the park, having picnics, or reading under a tree. Nature has a calming effect and can boost your mood.
  • Stay connected with friends and family. Plan gatherings, outings, or simply catch up with loved ones to enhance your emotional well-being.
  • Recharge in a cool sleeping environment. Use fans or AC at night to keep your bedroom cool and opt for lightweight and breathable bedding.

Prevent Common Summer Health Issues

  • Be aware of the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Keep cool, hydrate, and take breaks in shaded or cool areas.
  • Practice good food hygiene, especially when grilling or having picnics. Keep perishables in coolers and avoid leaving food out for extended periods.
  • Be smart in the sun. Wear light colored clothing, wear a hat, use sunscreen and always stay hydrated.

As the days get long and the sun shines brighter, embrace the season, and let it bring out the best in you. For more health tips, speak to your Newtopia Coach today.