It’s officially its summer season! Staying healthy is about tailoring to your lifestyle and simplicity. Easy tips to keep in mind in making the most out of this summer.
Summer brings sun, and sunshine brings heat and a greater chance of dehydration. As your activity and time spent outside increases, make sure you are getting enough water.
Our bodies are 60% water by weight, and proper hydration is absolutely essential for our overall health.
• Adult men should drink 2.6 litres of water per day (about 10 glasses)
• Adult women should drink 2.1 litres per day (about 8 glasses)
• Children should drink:
o 5 glasses (1 litre) for 5 to 8 year olds.
o 7 glasses (1.5 litres) for 9 to12 year olds.
o 8 to 10 glasses (2 litres) for 13+ years
2. Lather on broad spectrum sunscreen
Broad spectrum sunscreens offer protection from both UVA and UVB rays, the two types of harmful ultraviolet radiation emitted by the sun. UVB is the main cause of sunburn, but both UVA and UVB contribute to increased skin cancer risk.
• SPF 15 product blocks about 94% of UVB rays
• SPF 30 product blocks 97% of UVB rays
• SPF 50 product blocks about 98% of rays
3. Don’t skip your exercise routine
Exercise improves the strength and efficiency of your cardiovascular system to get the oxygen and nutrients to your muscles. When your cardiovascular system works better everything seems easier and you have more energy for the fun stuff in life.
4. Be Good to Your Eyes
To protect your vision at work and at play, wear protective eyewear. When outdoors, wear sunglasses that block at least 99% of ultraviolet A and B rays. Sunglasses can maintain your eye health, as well as wrinkles around the eyes.
5. Protect your glossy locks
Our hair suffers a lot during the summer. Constant heat, sun damage and chlorine take a toll on our hair and can leave it feeling limp and dull after the holidays. If you’re planning on swimming a lot during the summer, it is advisable to use anti-chlorine shampoo and conditioner to help neutralize the chlorine from your hair. If possible, minimize the use of hairdryers, straighteners and other heating products. Towel dry your hair, apply a handful of mouse and revel in beachy summer waves.
6. Sleep Well
Resist the urge to stay up later during long summer days. Instead pay attention to good sleep by keeping the same bedtime and wake-up schedule and not drinking alcohol within three hours of bedtime. It’s also a good idea to avoid naps during the day unless you take them every day at the same time, for the same amount of time.