Tips to Stay Active
Now that Summer weather is finally here and many are looking for tips to stay active and get even more healthy; both physically and mentally. The more active you are, the more you can focus, sleep better and it simply makes you happy.
Pick an outdoor activity at least twice a week to do with your family. It’s healthier to be outdoors than inside. Go on a hike, take a nature walk, play games like tag with your kids or go swimming. Not only does physical activity keep you healthy and reduce stress, but it’s also a great way to bond as a family.
Eat healthy foods and hydrate
Water is the healthiest drink you can have. It hydrates and helps your body cleanse itself. It is especially important during the summer when dehydration is at greater risk. Try and avoid sodas and fruit juices and drink at least 64 ounces of water each day and more after exercise or being outside. Incorporate in-season fruit in your diet instead of sugary snacks. See what fruit is in-season in your area and take your family to the farm and pick it yourselves if that’s an option.
Keep a routine
Make sure you are still getting the same amount of sleep. These longer summer days can make you want to stay up later even when you get up early. However, getting a regular 8 hours of sleep each night is proven to reduce anxiety and depression.
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