The warm summer weather makes it ideal to be outdoors with friends and lazy around on the beach. Most adults also tend to adopt an attitude of “schools out.” Although the warm weather mainly tempts you to lay on the beach or sometimes stay indoors to avoid the heat, summer is the perfect time to improve your health. There are many outdoor activities to engage in, including work, play, and fun. Here are ways to have a happy and healthy summer.
During this time of the year, the weather is primarily hot and can be demotivating to exercise. However, the cooler morning and evening hours are ideal and can help you be consistent with your routine. Staying cool while working out or going for a run can prevent heat exposure and reduce the risks of sunburns. If you find yourself exercising during the day when temperatures are high, find shady portions and protect your skin with sunscreen. Also, remember to hydrate often and gift yourself a liquid kratom to relieve post-exercise pain.
Unlike the cold winter season, when all you can do is shelter indoors, summer presents you with the perfect weather to enjoy meals outside. You can invite friends and relatives over or hold a family picnic in your backyard. Prepare a nice spot outside where you can handle food safely, create a shade, and enjoy spending time with loved ones. Due to the extreme temperatures, be sure to refresh your pantry often as food spoils fast. Some of these moments will make great stories for when summer is over, and you get back for the fall semester.
It’s tempting to stay up longer during the summer, especially with friends and relatives around. There are many activities to engage in, like parties, watching movies, and storytelling. However, it’s still essential that you maintain good sleep hygiene by keeping the same bedtime routine, eating lightly some hours before bed, and avoiding alcohol within three hours of sleep time. Maintaining good sleep hygiene not only keeps you healthy but also makes the transition to the fall semester easy.
Protect yourself from the sun
Although the sun during this time of the year is enjoyable and makes it possible to engage in outdoor activities, it can also cause health hazards like severe sunburns and skin cancer. As you go about your summer activities, remember to protect yourself from the sun. Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing and with lighter colors to keep you more relaxed and if possible, wear long-sleeved clothes.
Seek shade whenever possible, apply sunscreen of at least 30 SPF and a broad spectrum of UVB and UVA coverage. Also, remember to apply sunscreen when you’re in higher altitudes like mountain tops and as you bike and hike, not just when you’re at the pool or on the beach.
The summer season is one that many look forward to; it’s a great time to relax and enjoy participating in outdoor activities with family and friends. As you have fun, ensure you engage in healthy activities that will make your summer happy and one to remember. Stay in shape by exercising and being active, sleep well, and protect your skin from the sun.