Well the weather is finally cooperating and it feels like summer has finally arrived! When I think about summer, I think of relaxing in hammock in the backyard sipping iced tea or walking on the beach along the shoreline as I watch the sun set. Sounds lovely and calm right? And sure, there are those moments but the reality is often that it’s crazy and hectic as we try to cram in as many family fun activities as we can while the kids are out of school.
With all the summer activities and commotion, it can be hard to find the time to take care of yourself. Remember, having fun this summer also means staying healthy!
Here are a few tips to ensure your summer of fun happens without a hitch.
1. The Importance of Water
I cannot stress the importance of this enough. I’m very prone to heat stroke and drinking water is one of the key ingredients to keeping that at bay. Drinking lots of water will keep you hydrated and help cool you down on those hot, humid days. It’s important to refuel your body so you can keep your energy levels up, up, up!
2. Sunny Days are Here, in Moderation
Throughout those long winter months, we often find ourselves craving the warm embrace of the sun—but too much of a good thing can lead to problems. Sunstroke is no joke! When I was a kid I was so sensitive to the sun that I got horrible burns and I never want to repeat that again. Find a stylish sun hat, wear sunscreen and rock some cool shades while outdoors to protect you and your kids from the harmful rays. During peak times, go inside and cool off with a refreshing glass of lemonade or my favourite, iced tea.
3. Don’t Forget your Vitamins
In the winter, we always make sure to take our daily vitamins to keep ourselves as healthy as possible during those cold months, but it’s just as important to maintain this routine in the summer. Spend those glorious days of freedom feeling your best. Vitafusion™ Men’s Complete Multivitamin and Women’s Complete Multivitamin are a quick and delicious way to ensure you get your daily dose of vitamins all year round!
4. You are what you Eat
Summer is the perfect excuse to expand your diet. With so many wonderful and tasty fruits and vegetables in season, there are a ton of options to meet every need.
5. Work It!
The cold months of winter make it hard to get motivated to do anything active, especially going to the gym. This summer, skip the gym and head outside! Walking through trails, going for a run or even gardening in your backyard – there are so many reasons to head outside and get active. Head out early in the morning or in the evening when it’s cooler.
What’s your best tip for staying healthy and having fun this summer?
Thanks so much to Church and Dwight for sponsoring this blog post – I love being able to share these great tips with all of you!