The sun is out, the temperature is rising, and the days are longer. It’s the perfect time to get outside and do all the things that only summer can provide. But it’s also a great time to think about how you can stay healthy this summer season. Knowing how temperature and sun exposure affects your body is an important part of wellness. So, here are a few healthy summer tips to help you both enjoy the season and prioritize wellness.
1: Stay hydrated in the heat.
We all know that hydration is important year-round. It’s commonly recommended to drink at least 64 ounces of water a day, but in the summer, your body may need more. It’s hot outside, and depending on your activities, you may sweat more than usual. Make sure to replenish the fluids and electrolytes your body needs. Try Performance® Low Calorie Electrolyte Drink for the essential electrolytes your body needs without the extra sugar, calories, and artificial ingredients typically found in leading rehydration beverages.
2: Don’t forget sun protection.
We love the feeling of sun on our skin, but sunburn? Not so much. UVB rays from the sun are the main cause of those nasty sunburns, and long exposure can severely damage and age your skin. But using a sunscreen with at least SPF 15 will protect your skin from 93% of UVB rays. If you want to protect and moisturize your skin at the same time, try YOUTH® Age Defense Mineral Moisturizer SPF 30. This sunscreen contains naturally derived mineral titanium dioxide for chemical-free SPF 30 broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. It also includes vitamins and nourishing oils to moisturize and improve the overall appearance of skin.
3: Get your fill of summer activities outside.
What we love about summer is that there’s so much you can do in the warm, sunny weather. Take advantage of the season and make time for some swimming, kayaking, hiking, and beach days. It’s a great opportunity to get your body moving and work up a sweat. And if you need a natural energy lift for all your summer fun, grab a glass of Shaklee 180® Energizing Tea on ice. This antioxidant-rich blend of green matcha, white, and red teas provides a safe, natural energy boost and can be enjoyed hot or cold.
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4: Move your workouts outdoors.
Summer is also a great opportunity to move your existing workout routine outdoors. Turn the treadmill off and take your run to a trail or ditch the yoga mats and move your routine to the park. Getting some fresh air will give you a fresh take on your weekly workouts.
5: Take some time off during the summer.
When was the last time you had a vacation? If you don’t remember when, then summer is the best time of the year to do it. Go on that family camping trip you’ve been waiting for. Conquer that strenuous hike with the view you’ve been dying to see. Take a break from the office, put away your phone, and enjoy some time with your family and friends.
6: Enjoy some seasonal fruit.
Apricots, plums, peaches, cherries, blackberries, strawberries, and other fruits are all in season during the summer. All these options make getting your vitamins and antioxidants a lot easier. Try a new smoothie mix or salad recipe with some of the fruits only summer has to offer.
7: Take some nutritional supplements.
Chances are you have a lot going on during the summer, and your body is going to need plenty of energy and good nutrition. You can fill potential nutrition gaps with daily multivitamins like Vitalizer™ or Life-Strip®. Just make sure you’re giving your body what it needs to have fun under the sun!
As you go out for the summer, don’t forget your summer glow-up. The Summer Beauty Bundle will help you feel like your best self with our mascara, lip serum, and BB cream. Create fuller-looking lashes with YOUTH® Lash Revitalizing and Conditioning Mascara, a 2-in-1 lash conditioner and mascara that lengthens, volumizes, and lifts. Get flawless, glowing skin with YOUTH® Activating BB Cream formulated with muscadine grape polyphenols to protect against damaging free radicals plus vitamins C, E, and B5 to nourish. It also contains naturally derived zinc to provide chemical-free SPF 30 Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection. Finally, finish it off with Renew Lip Serum, formulated with a laboratory-tested, age-defying blend of botanical oils and extracts plus a natural peptide to help support healthy collagen and plump, hydrate, and soften for fuller, more youthful-looking lips.
With warmer weather, longer days, and tons of sunshine to soak up, get outside and enjoy these summer months. But don’t forget to keep your wellness in check. Have a healthy summer!