With summer quickly approaching it’s time to say goodbye to eating pizza at 3:00am and say hello to morning yoga.
With all the free time available in the summer it’s the perfect season to start getting active. This way when you come back to school in the Fall the healthy habits will be there to stay.
1. Drink Water
Summer is the time of fruity cocktails and iced tea but the best thing you can do for you body and your skin is to drink lots and lots of water. You won’t realize how important drinking a lot of water is until you actually start doing it. Try to drink 8 glasses of water a day. It will make you feel so much better especially after sweating in the hot sun too. Do your body a favor and keep hydrated during the hot months and you will notice a big difference in how you feel.
2. Eat Food That Grows in the Summer
During the winter seasons it’s hard to get really good in season fruits and vegetables. It’s especially hard to eat fruit and vegetables when warm comfort food seems so much more satisfying. With summer being the best time for fruits and vegetables, start embracing what is in season and making the most of it. Nothing is more refreshing then some chilled watermelon or fresh berries on a hot day.
3. Exercise Outside
Exercising seems like it’s much harder in the heat but you’ll really feel like you’re working if you’re sweating. If you’re not the kind of person who loves to work out try just doing some yard work or going on a long walk in the sun. The goal is to get your body moving and sweating. Over time working out will get easier and easier and until then try enjoying the nice weather. Even doing some yoga outside can be really good for you to get the ball rolling. Once your body is adjusted to moving, it will be easier for you to actually start going on runs outdoors.
It may seem like it’s a lot of work to be healthy but taking it one day at a time is the best way to look at it. Summer is the perfect time to start since school is out and the weather is nice. Just take your time and be patient, you’ll see results over time if you work hard!