With the summer months approaching us faster than we think, most people want to head to the beach or at least somewhere they can cool down. Many people are much busier during the summer months: people are driving more and going on day trips, and the kids are off from school.
Everything that is going on means that people are eating fatty foods like zeppoles, cheesesteaks, and frozen custard and drinking cola, and other kinds of “beverages.” Instead of exercising, some people are sitting down in front of their couches or just tanning on the beach. It is this time of year where many people want to enjoy themselves, however, people should also be prepared for unexpected sickness that comes out of not doing your usual routine. Here are some tips to make your summer friendly towards your body:
- Keep Hydrated – men should drink roughly 3 liters or about 13 cups of total beverages a day. The adequate intake for women is 2.2 liters/9 cups of total beverages a day. During the summer, it is extremely important to keep hydrated because heat and humidity are known to dry your body out without your consent!
- Bring your own food – During the summer months, many people are prone to eat what is available to them at theme parks or boardwalks, and that usually means fried, hand-held food. As much as possible bring healthy foods.
- Go Play – Summer is the perfect time of year to go out and play! Instead of catching the winners of your favorite reality show, cardiovascular activity is the way to go when the weather is nice. On 75-degree and sunny days, you can always find someone in the park to play some pick-up basketball or throw a Frisbee with.
BE ACTIVE THIS SUMMER! 🙂
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