How To Have Your Healthiest, Most Balanced Summer
Plan at least one outdoor activity every weekend.
Hitting the beach or going for a bike ride isn't just fun, it's also great for your health. Spending just two hours per week soaking up nature could be enough to increase your physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Drink more water.
Dehydration has negative affects on cognitive function like your short-term memory and mood, as well as physiological function like decreased motivation. When we're in higher temperatures, it doesn't take much to start losing water and feel dehydrated.
Soak up the morning sun.
Get your daily dose of vitamin D first thing in the morning! Studies have shown that morning sun in particular can help reset your circadian rhythms, making you feel more energetic during the day and sleep better at night.
Eat more berries.
Berries are in season during the summer, which means they have more antioxidants and taste better. Take advantage of the seasonal bounty by purchasing produce from your farmers market!
Take a trip.
Traveling has a ton of health benefits, such as increased creativity and feeling more open and humble. If your employer offers Summmer Fridays, take advantage of that and plan a quick trip somewhere!