5 Health Tips to Keep You Healthy and Active During the Summer

June 28, 2019

Tanner Hoffarth Marketing Employee

Berry Boost

If you want to do anything this summer, have a cup of mild fresh berries every day. This will help you load up on antioxidants, helping to preventdamage of tissue and reduce the risk of age-related illness. Berries are filled with fiber that will help to lower cholesterol levels and have the possibility to help prevent cancer in the future.

Get Rooted

To help improve and lower stress levels, try potting a few plants! Whetherthat is indoors or outdoors, having your hands in soil will help you to feel more grounded. Having this reassurance helps in times when life feels like it is flying by and you are barely touching the ground. Being “mentally rooted” can help relieve both the physical and mental stresses of the day.

Outside Exercise

Participating in an outdoor activity each day, whether that is swimming, or taking a hike can help you get some great exercise without the feeling of a stuffy gym. Not only can this help you individually, but this type of exercise can also build and strengthen relationships between friends and family.

Vacation Time

Take the time during the summer to enjoy the sun and unwind. Improve your heart health by lowering your blood pressure and heart rate while you take a few days off from work or enjoy a long weekend.

Sleep Tight

During the summer we often find the urge to stay up later and take naps throughout the day. By resisting those urges and keeping a good sleep regimen, it is found to increase your energy for the next day, as well as making it easier to wake up in the mornings. Try to avoid sleeping throughout the day, but if you want to take a nap each day, make sure to set consistent times each day for your nap.

These tips will hopefully help you to have a great summer, help you to stay energized, and to help make your life just a little bit easier. Don’t forget to visit us every now and then at LaHaye Rec & Fit. We’re excited to have you!