Summer has finally come! After a long time of working and studying, we certainly deserve a vacation. Summer is the perfect time for you to enjoy your vacation to the fullest and relax.
Here are five tips to keep yourself healthy during your summer travels:
During this time, the heat and high temperatures do their thing, being exposed to the sun for a long time can cause dehydration, heatstroke, and even fainting. The best way to avoid it is to drink enough water, not wait until you are thirsty. Fruit shakes or smoothies are also a good option, as they provide a good amount of water to your body, prevent dehydration, as well as being delicious, so do not hesitate to try them.
2. Healthy eating
It is normal that at this time of year, much like during the Christmas season, we snack and eat many desserts, and even more so if we are with our friends and family. Despite the fact that summer is a time to enjoy yourself to the fullest, it is important that we try to eat healthy as we tend to do during the spring season – a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, and proteins is essential to stay healthy. Fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants cannot be missing from your daily diet, as well as proteins. Likewise, avoid consuming alcohol in excess, which is very common when we go to the beach, pool, or to a meeting with friends or family.
3. Protect yourself from the sun
One of the best ways to take care of your body, your skin, and upkeep a healthy lifestyle, is to use sunscreen when outdoors. 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 going out, and reapply it every two hours. Likewise, it is recommended that you use 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 remains to look 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 period of time, and try to wear caps or hats to protect your head.
4. Do not forget your hair
Taking care of our hair all year round is super important, and in summer much more. The chlorine in the pools, and being in the sun for a long time, among other factors, make our hair dry and not look healthy. How to take care of it during the summer? Easy – create a care routine for your hair, especially for those long days at the beach, pool, or during 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. It is an excellent option to pamper your hair, to prevent it from drying out and your ends from splitting.
Without a doubt, exercising when we are on vacation is something we should all be doing. Exercising will help you stay physically and mentally healthy. With this, you not only manage to be in shape, increase your self-esteem, drain stress, and burn those calories that you attained when eating desserts, but it is also the key to staying healthy, so stop making excuses and don’t stop exercising. If you don’t want or can’t go to a gym, then exercise outdoors. It’s both enjoyable and refreshing – running or jogging on the beach, the mountains, and even training in a park will clear your mind and empower you to conquer the day.
Summer, despite being one of our favorite times and one of the most fun seasons of the year, also requires that we not let our guard down to stay healthy. This summer, do not neglect yourself, and take care of your body to the fullest and best possible way with the five tips we laid out. Furthermore, don’t wait for summer for these tips, keep at it all year round – make it a daily life routine to stay healthy. You will look and feel amazing!