I hope you are enjoying your summer of 2016!
Below are 6 quick health tips, that all begin with an “S” for relative ease of remembering them. I even placed them in alphabetical order for you!
Comment below on what you pick up from these tips or what tips you would like to share.
I LOVE the fresh salads I can make right at home in my own kitchen during the summer month. I make salads all year long, but summer is the BEST. Fresh berries, other fruits and vegetables in their prime growing season is exciting stuff!
Salads give your body much needed healthy fuel for the high energy activities of summer. You will also feel fuller for longer after eating a salad. Salads provide vitamins, fiber and other nutritional benefits. Convinced?
Take advantage of the summer foods for a healthier you. Check out these summer salad recipes – https://www.pinterest.com/coachdebluxton/summer-salads/
Keep your smile intact – it’s good for you and for those who receive it. We all know that summer is a joy for the vacation season, but can also be very hectic. And, sometimes those long awaited vacations don’t go quite the way we play them out in our minds…
People get irritable in the heat and traffic is out of control with all the out-of-towner’s – it’s enough to make anyone grumpy. Summer definitely has it’s great advantages and it has some disadvantages (depending on how you look at it).
Make your mind up to enjoy everyday of the summer no matter what. Stay thankful to keep your smile on. It will help you keep things in proper perspective.
Reasons you should smile everyday. – https://www.verywell.com/top-reasons-to-smile-every-day-2223755
You know that too much sun exposure is not a good thing. Going too far to the other extreme and not getting out in the sun at all isn’t good either.
It doesn’t take hours in the sun to achieve the benefits that sun has to offer:
• helping your body create vitamin D which is necessary for bone health
• helping your brain make serotonin which naturally decreases stress
“Getting anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes of sunlight on your arms, hands and face two to three times a week is enough to enjoy the benefits of the sun.” – http://www.healthline.com/health/depression/benefits-sunlight#Benefits3
Sun damage can cause cancer in the eye areas and it may contribute to cataracts.
As I have gotten older, I find that the sun gives me serious headaches if I do not wear protection. I even have an older pair of prescription sunglasses that I wear while swimming.
Dare I add that sunglasses can be quite the fashion accessory.
Safety factors and stylish; gotta love that!
“There are strong indications that chronic exposure to the components of sunlight may accelerate aging of ocular tissues.” – http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2013/06/28/sun-damage-protection-for-your-eyes/
Don’t forget to consider the perspiring you do while waiting in lines at the fun parks, or taking a stroll, or even just sitting outside on a hot day.
Dehydration can occur more easily than you might think. To replace the lost fluids in your body drink even more water and eat more fruits high in water content.
“A whole piece of fruit can supply nutrients such as vitamin C and fiber, as well as assist with hydration, because the majority of a piece of whole fruit is water.” – http://www.nchpad.org/472/2357/Keeping~Hydrated~During~the~Summer~Months
Swimming is a great low-impact exercise that won’t strain your joints. Performing resistance and aerobic moves in the water is a great way to build muscle strength.
Add swimming to your summer exercise routine as much as possible.
“Swimming does burn calories at a rate of about 3 calories a mile per pound of bodyweight.” – http://swimming.about.com/od/swimworkouts/a/swim_benefit.htm
Sum it Up
• Enjoy summer SALADs
• Keep your SMILE on
• Get some SUN
• Wear SUNGLASSES
• Remember that you SWEAT more
• Take a SWIM for great exercise
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