HOW TO HAVE A HEALTHY SUMMER
- Take up your new hobby
Summer is definitely the perfect time to begin a new activity. We recommend gardening as is a great way to burns calories, but also helps you to enjoy the outdoors. If you have kids, then get them joined in playing outside.
- Always use sunscreen
It is always necessary to apply a sunscreen lotion of at least SPF 30 to keep your skin from detrimental UV rays. With sensitive skin, it is better to use a mineral-based type. Do not sit in the sun at midday from 10 am to 4 pm to minimize the radiation of UV. If you want to go out in the sun for hours, apply sunscreen again for every 2 to 3 hours.
- Drink a lot of water
During hot days in summer, sweat and heat can make your body dehydrated. The lack of water is really harmful to your health and could also make you long food even when you are not actually hungry. In general, it is recommended to drink at least from 8 to 9 glasses of water every day. If you are bored of water, consider to add some fruits or another choice such as coconut water or green tea .
- Eat healthy
The idea of finding the nearest ice cream stand in summer is really tempting. However, you should stay strong by preparing healthy juices or snacks. Fill an ice-box with bottled water, ice, yoghurts, sandwiches, fruits and vegetable sticks.
Summer will increase the number of dead skin cells in your body, so it is necessary to exfoliate the skin to keep it silky and smooth. In fact, you do not need to purchase any expensive products to get that summer glow; but simply apply a handful of yoghurt, milk and oatmeal to exfoliate yourself.
- Keep up your exercises
Always remember that summer exercises do not have to stop due to the rising temperature. Instead of running outside, for example, you can change the exercise plans and do it indoors. Take part in a dance class, join a gym, or have a group of friends for exercise in the afternoon.
- Get wet
Summer is definitely the best time in a year to get wet. You can begin with swimming for ten minutes and then increase the time in the following weeks by performing backstroke, breaststroke, and front crawl to mix up the cardio workout. You body would burn nearly 400 calories after 30 minutes. If swimming laps isn’t your thing, join a water aerobics class or create your own aerobic workout with jumping jacks, marching and jogging in water.
- Olive oil
Olive oil is naturally a healthy fat that contains necessary fatty acids to help your skin resist harmful UV rays. Those elements also play an important role in keeping the moisture of your body. It is recommended to use about a tablespoon of olive oil every day or add it to the fish dish or salad to get the sufficient amount.
- Protect glossy hair
Our hair will suffer a lot during hot conditions due to constant chlorine, sun damage as well as heat. If you are planning to swim a lot during the summer time, then it is strongly advisable to apply anti-chlorine conditioner or shampoo to help neutralise this amount of chlorine from your hair. In addition, you should minimise the usage of hairdryer, straightener and other heating devices if possible.