In Summer, it can be difficult to stay healthy while having late nights and going to social events involving food. To help you keep healthy, I have thought of five tips for staying healthy during the Summer.
1. Cook at home when you can
When you cook at home, you can control what goes into your food. Focus on eating healthy while at home so you can indulge a little bit more when you go out to hang out with your friends and family. You can also take leftovers from what you cook to go out; you’ll save money by not eating out and will find it easier to eat healthy. If you’re not that good of a cook or don’t have a lot of time you can make quick and easy salads while the large range of fruits and veggies are in season.
2. Take advantage of the seasonal
fruits and veggies available
During Summer, the majority of fruits and veggies are in season such as mangoes and berries. Take advantage of this and snack on a banana or some celery and carrot sticks with hummus instead of processed foods such as chips.
3. Get outside and enjoy the weather
During the Summer, the weather is really nice and is the perfect time to start exercising. Something I really enjoy is going for a run and then going for a swim in the pool or at the beach to cool down. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t do exercise just because you think you have to and think of it as a chore, but instead, find an activity you enjoy such as a team sport. You could also work out with a friend to motivate you.
4. Eat a filling breakfast
Eat a breakfast that is high enough in calories and has the right amounts of each macronutrient based on your personal dietary needs (You can find calculators online if you are unsure to guide, but focus more on eating intuitively and find out what works for you and your body.). Also make sure your breakfast is filled with a good source of fibre and enough protein to keep you full until lunch time. By eating a filling breakfast, you won’t have to worry about getting something to eat when you’re out in the morning.
5. Keep hydrated
It’s important to drink plenty of water during the Summer as you lose a lot more fluids due to sweat etc. Drinking enough water has an abundance of benefits for your body including glowing skin and flushing out toxins from your body.