Ah, summer…a season where people from just about everywhere get to enjoy and have fun under the warm sun. But swimming, scuba diving, parasailing, water skiing, mountain climbing, or even rock climbing aside, your fitness and health should come before anything else.
Here are some ways to be fit and healthy, even if you’re having too much fun under the warm sun:
- Stay hydrated. Staying hydrated is not just meant to keep doctors away. It’s also meant to replenish your spent energy, which might have been expelled through sweating and peeing. Aside from that, it helps maintain your skin complexion. So, stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water – be it mineral water, fruit juices that you can even make at home with the best masticating juicers, and refreshing smoothies.
- Eat heartily. And by heartily, it means eating healthy foods – some of which includes fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, or fiber. You should also eat foods with less sugar and gluten-free, to help your body prevent serious diseases in the heart, lungs, stomach, liver, or kidneys. Aside from that, it will help your body get the kind of energy needed for doing all those activities you have planned for your summer vacation.
- Exercise properly. Aside from eating heartily, you also need to exercise properly. And by properly, it means doing exercises according to what you have planned for your summer vacation. For example, you’re going swimming. Do breathing exercises and swim-like exercises for both your arms and legs to prevent cramping. Say, you’re going mountain climbing. Run up and down the stairs or go up and down the couch beforehand to boost your overall endurance.
- Sleep adequately. You don’t only need to stay hydrated for your body to be fully replenished. You also need to sleep adequately, at least 6-8 hours every day, for your body to fully repair whatever functions it might have overused and even damaged. It will also help your boost your immune system, as well as keep your mental state in check. So, sleep adequately. I promise you, your body will thank you for it later on.
Being fit and healthy, even if you’re having too much fun under the warm sun, is not that hard. All you need to do is remember the basics. What’s more, these are not just applicable during summer. These are very much applicable anytime of the year and anywhere in the world.
Have fun during your summer vacation!