Get out into the garden and get your daily dose of Vitamin D. Why not create a small plot where you can get your hands in the soil? Planting seeds and watching them come up is an incredibly satisfying and stress-reducing activity. Don’t go big as you might end up feeling like it’s a chore. You can plant colourful flowers, herbs or Chinese greens.
Exercise, Exercise, Exercise
Summer is the perfect time to begin your exercise regime. Get outdoors and have fun. Try something that doesn’t feel like hard work. Grab a friend and take a hike in the bush, hit the beach for some body surfing or pop on some roller blades and take to the pavement.
Go Berry Crazy
Summer is the time when all of the berries ripen. Strawberries, blueberries and blackberries can be found on the shelves at your favourite fruit shop and these are really nutritious. They are full of antioxidants and Vitamins and can be eaten fresh or added to a smoothie. Berries are also an excellent source of fibre!
Watch Out for Your Eyes
Summer can be a very glary time. It is worthwhile investing in a good pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful rays. Good glasses can help block out up to 99% of ultraviolet rays. They will not only protect your eyes but will also help prevent wrinkles. Crows feet are formed from squinting against the bright sun so why not invest in a stylish pair of sunnies?
Take a Holiday
Summer is a great time to take a vacation. You can take a break and wind down while enjoying the long sun-filled days. The beach is an excellent destination if you enjoy swimming or you could head for the highlands and enjoy a mountain retreat. Taking regular holidays is important for your health and wellbeing. Time out to de-stress will help improve your blood pressure, lower your heart rate and reduce those damaging stress hormones, all factors that will help fend of heart disease.
Take the winter layers off your bed and opt for some summer sheets to help keep yourself cool while sleeping. Surprisingly, wool is a great option for cool summer nights. There are wool-focused bedding specialists like MiniJumbuk
with a great range of cool wools for those warm summer nights to choose from. It is also a good idea to keep a glass of water by your bed to help you stay hydrated during the night.
Go Easy on the Alcohol
It is tempting to chug down the cold beers during those hot days. Try drinking light beer instead. It will have fewer calories and will keep you in better condition. Sangria is also a nice summer drink; just dilute regular wine with fruit juice. Don’t overdo it. Everything in moderation!
These are just a few tips that will make your summer happier, more enjoyable for definitely more comfortable! Try one or all of them and boost your health.]]>