This summer, it’s time to get healthy. Forget crash diets, juice cleanses, or insane work out routines—treat these habits as lifestyle changes, not one-stop fixes. These summer living tips are designed to help you get and stay on track in the warmer months, when the living is easy.
- Thank You Berry Much
It’s finally berry season, and that means it’s the perfect time to treat yourself to a bowl of your favorites. Berries—black, blue, or otherwise—are packed full of antioxidants, which may prevent tissue damage and the risks of age-related illnesses. On a less glamorous note, berries are full of fiber, which keeps you regular—and may prevent cancer and high cholesterol.
- Plant Some Herbs
Whether you’re an avid gardener or just trying to brighten up your front porch, putting your hands in soil is grounding. The slow pace of planting and weeding can help you relieve stress and feel more relaxed. Gardening also helps you burn off some extra calories, while a vegetable garden gives you home-grown goodness.
- Floss Daily
Even if you don’t want to, starting this habit in the summer months can make it fly by. Floss outside, while reading on your patio, or just while watching TV at night. Getting in the habit of flossing may seem like an odd summer living tip, but trust us—you’ll be better off than almost 85% of people.
- Get Out There
Summer makes it easy to walk after work, go for a hike over the weekend, or go camping with the kids out of school. Ride your bike to work one morning a week, or go for walks around the neighborhood with a friend—any way that you want to get out is helping you get to a leaner, healthier you.
- Invest in Your Eyes
It’s easy to pick up a pair of $0.99 sunglasses on your way out of town at the gas station, but that’s not quite what we mean. Invest in a pair that block at least 99% of ultraviolet A and B rays. Look for a pair that completely covers your eye and stays firmly on, even during exercise or rigorous activities.
These summer living tips are designed to help you kick start a new lifestyle that focuses on a healthier you! If you’re interested in other ways to lose weight and feel great, contact Central Wellness today!