With summer on the horizon, we are all getting ready to bask in the heat. However, we also need to start thinking about how we can keep ourselves healthy during this season too. It is all too easy to forget the fundamentals when we are out having fun in the sun, so here are a few healthier habits that you can begin to pick up now so that they are well-established by this summer.
They say it taken around 21 days for something to become a habit. So, take that as your goal for whatever new summer habits you wish to pick up.
Screen Time Limit
We all love a bit of screen time, don’t we? But too much of it can really damage our mental health and start impacting on our physical health. Making this change is one of the easier healthier habits this summer, with people spending a lot more time outside.
It can be hard to put your phone down and go outside during the cold and dreary months, but when the sun is out, try to make the effort to leave your house.
Make it even easier for yourself by putting screen limits on your most used apps. After the allowed time, you will have to put a passcode in to get back on the app. At this point, take some time to soak up the sun. Put a podcast on or walk your dog, but just keep moving.
Keeping hydrated in the summer months is a great habit to stick to. When it starts getting hotter, it is imperative that you keep yourself hydrated, especially if you are exercising outside.
One way to make this habit easier to stick to is by replacing sugary or caffeinated drinks with water during meals. Buying yourself a water bottle and keeping it on your person is another great way to remind yourself to drink water.
Shop Locally For Fruit And Vegetables
Everyone knows about the 5-a-day rule, but it can be hard to get it all in. One way to make it fun and easy to get your nutrients in, is by hitting up your local market. This can be another way to connect to your community as well!
Shopping locally for fruit and vegetables is a win-win situation as you are giving your business to local venders as well as keeping yourself healthy.
Creating an exercise routine will be great for you in the long run. The aim isn’t to turn into Dwayne Johnson overnight but moving a little bit each day will help you maintain your metabolism, gives you energy and overall, makes you feel good.
During summer months, it may be a good idea to start your routine by working out in the mornings when it is cooler. This way, you aren’t having to work out in the heat, and you have finished your daily exercise before most people have even woken up.