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Five Tips To Stay Healthy This Summer

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Five Tips To Stay Healthy This Summer

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Summer has finally come!

After a long time working and studying we certainly deserve a vacation and summer is the perfect time for you to enjoy your time off to the fullest and relax

At this time most of us tend to leave our good habits behind: We completely change our routines, eating habits, lifestyle and we become a bit sedentary.

Although it is not bad that we rest, take time for ourselves and enjoy nature we can’t forget to take care of ourselves as well. So how do we do this? Read on to find out tips to help you stay healthy while still being able to relax.

Hydrate

During this time the heat and high temperatures do their thing, being exposed to the sun for a long time could cause dehydration, heatstroke and even fainting. The best way to avoid it is to drink enough water and don’t wait until you are thirsty!

Fruit shakes or smoothies are also a good option as they provide a good amount of water which helps prevent dehydration as well as being delicious, do not hesitate to try them.

Eat Healthier

It is normal that at this time of year, as well as at Christmas, we snack and eat junk food, more desserts than usual and this can increase even more if we are with our friends and family.

Despite the fact that it is a time of year to enjoy letting off steam, it is important that we try to eat healthy like we do at other times of the year a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables and proteins is essential to stay healthy.

Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants and cannot be missing from your daily diet as well as proteins.

Likewise, it’s recommended to avoid consuming alcohol in excess which is very common when we go to the beach, pool or to a meeting with friends or family.

Protect Yourself From The Sun

One of the best ways to take care of your body, your skin and stay healthy is to use sunscreen. Always use it before leaving the house, especially if you go to the beach or the pool. Apply it at least 15 or 20 minutes before you go out and reapply it every two hours, and it’s also recommended that you use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.

Just as sun protection is essential, it is also important that after a long summer day you hydrate your skin with a cream moisturizer, especially after a shower. With this you will ensure that your skin does not dry out and looks beautiful and hydrated

Another way to take care of yourself from the sun’s rays is to avoid being in the sun for a long time and try to wear caps, hats and if you are going to be in a swimsuit, a sarong will fit you perfectly. In this way, you will stay cool and at the same time protected.

Do not forget your hair either! Taking care of our hair all year round is super important and in summer much more so. The chlorine in the pools and being in the sun for a long time among other factors make our hair dry out and not look healthy.

So, how to take care of your hair in the summer? Easy! Create a haircare routine especially geared towards those long days at the beach, pool or family outings

It is important that in your routine you include products that hydrate and nourish your hair so you can prevent hair loss. Oils, masks and conditioners will all help and are excellent option to pamper your hair and scalp and prevent your hair from drying out and the ends from splitting.

Exercise

Without a doubt, exercising when we are on vacation is something that often causes us laziness – why exercise when you can sit by a pool and sun yourself!

Remember though that exercising will help you stay physically and mentally healthy and with this you will not only manage to be in shape, increase your self-esteem, drain stress and burn those calories that you got when we ate that candy, it’s also the key to staying healthy

Stop making excuses and don’t skip exercising! If you don’t want to, or can’t go to a gym then exercise outdoors you will enjoy it very much. Running or jogging on the beach, hiking through the mountains and even training in a park will clear your mind and best of all, you will stay healthy.

Wrapping Up

Summer, despite being one of our favorite times and one of the most fun of the year, also requires that we not let our guard down in order to stay healthy.

With that in mind, this summer do not neglect yourself and take care of your body to your fullest ability and in the best possible way.

These tips don’t just apply to the summer though, we invite you to include them in your daily life and use them throughout the year.

Hopefully you will be healthy and at the same time you will look amazing and beautiful, so don’t think about it any more and start summer in the best possible way with these incredible tips.

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