Summer Wellness Tips to Healthy Living
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Summer Wellness Tips to Healthy Living

get your vitamin d

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient needed to support properly bodily functioning–everything from immunity to mood to defending cells against cancer! Vitamin D is primarily obtained through sun exposure, even though most nutrients are found in the foods we eat.

Vitamin D deficiency is a common problem in the modern world. This can be due to a variety of reasons, including indoor lifestyles or the invention of sunblock. Learn more about vitamin D deficiency symptoms and how a lack of sunlight can lead to Seasonal affective Disorder during winter months.

Sun exposure during the summer is a great way to “store up” vitamin D in preparation for winter months that are less sunny. The body can store vitamin d for several months. Enough sun exposure can help us get through the less sunny winter months.

Get outside and get some vitamin D.

However, sun protection is important for a healthy sun experience! A few other steps are necessary for a healthy sun exposure.

eat your sunscreen

Not the tube of lotion! Real food can be some of the most effective sunscreens.

Sunburn is an inflammation and diet can have a huge impact on the inflammation of your body. Diet can affect your skin’s ability to repair damage and increase its sensitivity to UV radiation.

Anti-inflammatory foods such as:

Omega-3s are healthy fats that reduce inflammation and promote healing. Fish (such as sardines, salmon and eggs), flaxseeds and walnuts are good sources. Omega-3s can also be obtained in the form of supplements, such as flaxseed and fish oil.

Other healthy saturated oils: Coconut oil, avocado oil, and organic grass-fed Butter are all health saturated fats. Saturated fats form the basis of healthy skin, hair and nails.

Vegetables: Vitamins and antioxidants found in vegetables help protect cells against UV radiation. Tomatoes and leafy greens are especially good.

Other foods rich in antioxidants: Antioxidants reduce inflammation, free radicals and protect your skin from sunburn. Other antioxidant-rich foods include berries, black or green tea, beans, and nuts.

The first step to good sun protection involves keeping your skin healthy. It’s important that you protect your skin by using the right amount of coverage and exposure.

Protect your skin from the sun with natural sun protection

Covering up and enjoying the sun responsibly is one of the most natural ways to care for your skin.

If you plan to spend a lot of time in the sun, wear a hat, and cover your shoulders, neck and arms, as well as any other parts of your body exposed to direct sunlight. The SPF of summer fabrics is usually between 4 and 7 The higher the SPF, the tighter the fabric is knitted.

Covering up is better than using sunscreen because it does not get into the bloodstream. (Learn more about conventional sunscreens and why you shouldn’t use them before going out in the sun). Fabric doesn’t wash away or need to be applied again, and its lower sunscreen still gives you vitamin D.

You should also increase your sun exposure gradually. It is especially important for those who live in colder climates. Gradually increase your sun exposure in the spring and summer. Your skin will respond by producing additional melanin. This will increase the level of sun protection.

You can use a mineral sunscreen like zinc oxide or titan dioxide if you need to.

Understanding what SPF stands for is important when choosing the best sunscreen. Many people think that the higher the SPF number, the better. It’s partly true, but not the whole truth. There is an article that contains tips for choosing natural sunblock and our favorite brands of sun care products.

Stay hydrated

Water is essential for our bodies to function properly at all times of the year. The human body contains about two thirds water. It’s important to stay hydrated in summer heat and sun.

You should aim to drink two-thirds your body weight per day in ounces. If you weigh 100 pounds, then aim to drink 67 ounces per day.

Remember to increase your water intake if you are spending time in the sun, especially if you’re exercising or doing other physical activities in the heat.

Add 12 ounces to your water intake for every 30 minute period of heat or sweating.

Use a healthy infused-water recipe to stay hydrated. Many people enjoy drinking infused water throughout the day. The herbs and fruits also provide additional health benefits!

add more fresh fruits + veggies to your diet

Our most common nutrition advice that applies to all people, regardless of their dietary preferences and needs, is to:

Eat the rainbow!

Make half your plate veggies

The summer is the perfect time to add more seasonal, fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet.

Understand (+ accept) cellulite

Many women worry about cellulite when the swimsuit season comes around.

Cellulite is a common, but not always desirable, condition that affects the hips and thighs of women. It’s caused by genetics, ageing & lifestyle.

Cellulite and its causes are complex, but there are some easy ways to reduce it or its appearance.

It’s something that we cannot completely eliminate, as it is natural. There are some things you can do to minimize the appearance of cellulite, and make yourself more comfortable.

practice self-care

The summer is a great time to begin a new health routine. Longer days, more sunshine and fresh air make us feel more optimistic, energetic and able to achieve our goals.

It’s the perfect time to start a healthy lifestyle that you want to carry into winter.

You can read our complete article about the importance of creating a self-care regimen, as well as dozens of ideas for self-care activities to get you going.

Develop an exercise routine

The warmer months of summer are a great opportunity to begin (and maintain!) a new exercise routine. A new exercise regimen.

Here are our top resources to get you started on a new exercise routine.

Workout Plans Printable and Fillable

Want to know how you can easily plan your fitness goals and achieve them? We’ve got you covered!

Download our Fitness Guide, which is part of the Wellness Library.

How to set specific and attainable fitness goals
Tips for designing a workout program you will actually enjoy
How to plan your workouts for success
A printable/fillable schedule + fitness plan

reduce tv time

Reduce your TV time to gain a few extra hours each day.

You can easily incorporate a healthy routine into your daily routine by incorporating an exercise routine, a self-care routine and other healthy habits.

This list includes 50 healthy alternatives to watching television.

Healthy Travel Tips

If you are planning a summer trip, you can follow these general tips to stay healthy.

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