Get Your Body Swimsuit Ready & Your Mind Relaxed
With summer comes fun in the sun, graduation parties, family reunions and vacations. It’s a super busy time of year and one that makes people pause and think about their health as they prepare to don a swimsuit.
Because it’s a time for vacations, many people also take time to evaluate their stress levels, employment situation and list of activities they’re involved in. While spring is known for its clean ups, summer can be known for a chance to rest and reset.
If taking time to focus on your physical and mental health is important to you, we have tips on how to improve each area of your wellness as you prepare for summer.
Physical wellness isn’t all about how you look in summer clothes. Your wellness stretches much beyond your appearance into energy levels, nutrient balance and cardiovascular health. Take some time to pause and evaluate your physical health in these areas as you prepare for summer.
Fruits and vegetables are plentiful this time of year and their freshness makes them taste even better than any other season. Take this time to create new habits of eating fruits and vegetables.
While previously, the USDA recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables per day, the new recommendation is to fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies. You’ll be surprised by your new energy levels now that your body has something it can use as fuel from the many vitamins and nutrients from fruits and veggies.
In addition to fruits and veggies, the grill offers new opportunities to try out different meats. Take time to try something new like grilled chicken or salmon to find nutritious sources of lean protein this summer.
Summer is an opportunity to fall in love with nature. Lather on some sunscreen and get out to see your local parks and outdoor attractions this summer. Whether that be summer festivals or a stroll through your neighborhood, you’ll find great health benefits from just being outdoors.
Many people focus on the need for physical activity, but even if you aren’t all that active while outside, you can decrease your chances of getting diabetes, premature death, cardiovascular disease and more, according to a study.
The summer months will take a toll on your hydration if you let them. Plus, if you’re getting outdoors more often, you’ll need to up your water intake. Good hydration will allow you to feel your best. Plus, good hydration makes for healthy looking skin.
This time of year is a great time to focus on hydration and making sure you aren’t drinking too many sugary drinks in place of water. Doctors suggest taking your body weight, dividing it by two and ensuring that you drink that many ounces of water per day. But you should be listening to your body and drinking more if your body tells you to do so.
Spiritual Wellness is the ability to establish peace and harmony in our lives.
Mental wellness is just as important as physical wellness but tends to not get as much attention. Summer is a time to relax, kick back and enjoy some time off. This relaxation and reset don’t have to be a lengthy beach vacation or other getaway. You can find peace and solace in quiet moments each day.
Meditation isn’t a huge commitment but can reap great rewards. Taking time to do mindfulness training can help reduce the effects of stress, according to a study. Additionally, you’ll find that meditation can reduce anxiety, improve your attention span, help you fight addictions and more.
The best part about meditation is that it doesn’t take long. Committing to 10 minutes per day is not a huge commitment but it does have lasting effects.
Start the morning with affirmations
Positive thinking from the start of the day can carry throughout the day. The more positive you can be, the better you’ll find your mood and mental wellness.
Take time to affirm yourself in the morning, whether it be the awesome job you did on that project at work or how good you look in those pants today. Just be sure that you take the time to recognize your own strengths and accomplishments.
It’s difficult to see how much you’ve achieved unless you break it down into smaller, more achievable chunks. Setting goals can help you do just that. Decide what you want to focus on for the summer months and keep a journal of your progress.
This doesn’t have to be about weight loss. Generally, when people think of goal setting, it’s related to fitting into an old pair of jeans or seeing a number on a scale. Your goal can be completely unrelated.
You could focus on building your mind by reading one book per month or learning about another country or culture that you didn’t understand.
Physical Wellness is the ability to maintain a healthy quality of life that allows us to get through our daily activities without undue fatigue or physical stress.
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Summer is a great time to focus on your overall health. Let’s start the year off right by taking time to focus on wellness. Even if you are working this summer, take some time for you before, after work or on the weekends to take care of your body physically and mentally.