Since it is mid-summer, we know how exciting it is to enjoy the lovely weather with friends and family in fun activities. However, the hot weather requires that you pay attention to various details in order to avoid health issues. Prospan® is offering you ten tips for a healthier summer, because your actions and activities in summer can drastically improve your health and boost your energy levels.
1) Protect Your Skin
It is important to protect your skin because of the intensive sun exposure in summer. You should use a protective sunscreen cream of at least SPF 30, in order to protect your skin from harmful UV (ultraviolet) rays.
Try to avoid sitting in the sun in peak hours to minimize UV radiation. If you are planning to be out in the sun for a long period of time, reapply sunscreen every two to three hours, wear your sunglasses and a hat.
While dead skin cells increase in summer, it is important to exfoliate your skin to keep it smooth and silky. You can simply make your own exfoliation lotion using a handful of oatmeal, milk and yoghurt. It is also recommended to consume 1 tablespoon of olive oil daily, to moisture your skin and maintain its freshness.
2) Drink Plenty of Water
During the hot summer days, heat and sweat can leave your body dehydrated. Lack of water causes harmful results to your body, and you may even crave food when you’re not actually hungry.
It is recommended to drink at least eight to nine glasses of water a day. However, if you are bored of water try to add some fresh fruits to your bottle, as water takes the properties of anything added to it.
3) Begin or Continue To Exercise
Never stop exercising because of the high temperatures outside, instead, take your activity indoors. You might think of gathering friends or relatives, so you connect and encourage each other.
4) Get Wet
Summer is the perfect time of year to get wet! Head to swimming spots, or the sea, while following safety procedures. After swimming, it is advisable to use anti-chlorine shampoo and conditioner to help neutralize the chlorine from your hair and body.
5) Eat Healthy
We know that ice cream snacks are your favourite in sunny days. Stay strong and prepare your healthy juices, smoothies, sandwiches, vegetables, yoghurts and fruits.
6) Take Up A New Hobby
Summer is a great opportunity to choose a new activity. Whether it’s indoor or outdoor. Different activities can burn more calories and make you mentally and physically better. You can involve your kids so they can spend a healthy summer with you.
7) Wear Appropriate Clothes
Choose lightweight and light colored clothing. Light, breathable fabrics such as cotton will help absorb sweat effectively.
8) Plan A Trip
Take some special healthy summer time with your family, kids, and friends to enjoy the outdoors. Go hiking in the wild, camping, playing at the river, or a few days resting at the sea. Relax and experience the nature whenever you can to positively benefit your mind and body.
9) Sleep Well
Sleep plays a vital role in your health and well-being. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental and physical health, safety and quality of life. Unfortunately, some kids and their families stay up very late at night and don’t get enough sleep, which may damage their brains and lead to laziness.
10) Ensure Safety
Parents can take many actions to protect their children’s health and safety in summer. Check to make sure that all of the surfaces and playground equipment are safe, soft, and well-maintained. Also supervise your children to stay away from dangerous places. Finally, make sure that everyone is wearing the right protective equipment for their sport or recreation activity.