Stay Healthy This Summer: A Brief How-To Guide
Are looking to stay fit and healthy this summer? Here are some of our top tips!
Be mindful of your diet
Summer is the time for outdoor get togethers, potlucks and barbecues. Make sure you are prepared with a healthy meal or fresh snacks to contribute. Have a snack before events to ensure you aren’t famished when you arrive and introduce your friends to nutrition dense recipes. Focus on loading up on vegetables, fruits, lean proteins and complex carbohydrates.
If you are spending time out at the pool or simply running errands or heading to the park with your kids, be sure to always apply and re-apply sunscreen Ideally, apply an SPF of 30+ to ensure you are well protected.
Use Caution When Exercising
Summer is a great time for exercise and movement with friends and family - swimming, paddle boarding, running and more! While these activities are great for your body and soul, it is important to take extra care when the weather is hot. It may be best to plan your workouts early in the morning or later in the evening when the sun isn’t so strong. Alternatively, you could also participate in indoor workouts, such as yoga and pilates, and either way be sure to always have water with you. Speaking of water, make sure you …
You will need to drink more during the summer, when the temperatures are high, to ensure your body stays hydrated. Not only will this help you to stay cool, but you will also find it easier to concentrate and function.
Visit your health professional
If you want any further tips regarding your nutrition and health during the summer, it could be worth discussing them with your doctor. This will be especially important if you have a chronic illness that could be adversely affected by the summer heat.
At The Kahm Clinic, our experienced dietitians are here to help with any of your nutrition needs. Reach out today at our Arizona (480.393.3021) or Vermont (802.861.1200) locations. You can also find more information on our website (www.thekahmclinic.com).