Summer time is upon us. It’s a time of year that makes us want to be outside, whether it’s entertaining family and friends with a backyard barbecue or going on a beach vacation.
Now that COVID-19 restrictions are lifting and many people have been vaccinated, we’re getting more and more comfortable with being around friends and coming together.
Summertime can bring about some negative feelings as well. Hotter weather means wearing fewer clothes. That means swimsuits and shorts and potentially feeling self-conscious about that. One thing that can help is making better choices about our health.
When we make good choices for our health, whether that’s eating well or exercising, we feel better about ourselves. Today we want to share some tips for easy, healthy choices you can make this summer.
Eat More Fruits And Vegetables
Summer is a great season for delicious and fresh fruits and vegetables. Head to your local farmers market and pick up a bounty of fresh fruits and veggies. Make a fruit salad or a fresh tomato basil salad.
You can also get creative and make this watermelon, mint, and feta salad. This is a satisfying way to eat clean. Find more ideas and load up on important minerals that will surely make you feel great!
Stay Hydrated – Drink More Water
Staying hydrated year-round is important, but staying hydrated in summer months is crucial! When the days are hot, our bodies can work harder and in turn require more water. It’s easy to get dehydrated when you’re spending time outdoors in the heat.
Try squeezing some lemon into your water for an added benefit. If you struggle with drinking water, try insusing your water with fruit like strawberries.
Exercising outdoors in summer months is challenging because of the high temperatures. Consider doing your workout early morning or indoors. Can you modify your workout to do it inside your home?
Here are 30–yes, 30–ideas you can try at home via Healthline.
Call Physician’s Weight Control and Wellness
If you’re feeling ready to make a change to your health and overall lifestyle, give us a call.
Physician’s Weight Control & Wellness’s programs are different from other weight loss programs in that they are specifically constructed by bariatric specialists to meet each patient’s individual needs based on their body chemistry, lifestyle, and weight loss goals.
We believe in making healthy, lifelong changes to your daily eating and exercise routine combined with more than 50 years of proven weight loss experience! At Physician’s Weight Control & Wellness, we are here for you every step of the way.