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Tuesday, 17 July 2018
As the good weather continues, it’s easy for us to neglect our normal daily health routine. It’s important to maintain small habits which keep us in optimum health during the summer months.
Here’s some top tips to keep you in good shape:
Give Your Diet a Summer Fruits Boost
Summer fruits including blackberries, blueberries, or strawberries every day help you load up on antioxidants, which may help prevent damage to tissues and reduce the risks of age-related illnesses. Blueberries and blackberries are especially antioxidant-rich. Adding them to foods like Greek yogurt or porridge not only provides a delicious meal option but also is great for your health.
Go for walks, play with kids in the garden or sit outside and read. All these activities in the sun will help boost your vitamin D levels which is an essential nutrient for the body and the mind.
Pick one activity -- going on a hike, heading to the gym, playing tag rugby, swimming and do it every day. Exercise is crucial in maintaining a healthy heart and in turn a health body.
Improve your heart health: take advantage of summer's slower schedule by using your holiday time to unwind.
Holidays have multiple benefits. They can help lower your blood pressure, heart rate, and stress hormones such as cortisol, which contributes to a widening waist and an increased risk of heart disease heart disease.
Reduce Your Alcohol
It’s difficult to reduce your alcohol intake whilst lots of barbeques and social gatherings are taking place during the summer months. However being conscious of the amount you’re consuming will help to limit it to a healthy quantity.
Resist the urge to stay up later during long summer days. Instead pay attention to good sleep hygiene by keeping the same bedtime and wake-up schedule and not drinking alcohol within three hours of bedtime.
Source:WebMD, July 2018