The real summer season is less than a month away, but the high temperature is already giving us a hard time. Here are some tips for you, that will help you stay cool and healthy during these months.
Boost up your fruit income – besides being delicious, forest fruits are a great source of antioxidants and help keep a low level of cholesterol. Another super fruit is watermelon, perfect for keeping you cool and hydrated, while also protecting skin cells from sun damage, thanks to the lycopene found in it.
As they contain 80-90% water, fruits not only help us cool down and stay hydrated, but they also keep our skin radiant, doctors say. Moreover, according to Harvard School of Public Health, a high intake of fruits and vegetables can lower the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases with 30%.
Exercise, exercise, exercise – summer is the perfect season for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling jogging and, of course, swimming. While being a great exercise for maintaining a fit body and developing cardio abilities, swimming is similar to meditation and helps reduce stress levels.
For example, swimming laps at an easy pace for an hour will help you burn up to 650 calories, or between 590 - 953, when swimming at a fast pace. Moreover, swimming is said to improve weight control with 56%.
Protect your skin and eyes – sunscreen and sunglasses are two things that should never miss from your bag, wherever you go, and use them to prevent health issues, as well as wrinkles and premature aging of the skin.
Sunglasses have the ability to absorb and block 99 to 100% of the damaging UVA and UVB light, while the regular use sunscreen reduces the risk of melanoma by 50-73%.
Get plenty of rest – caffeine, sodas or sugary products might be your first choice when you need an energy boost. According to warriorcoffee.com, besides causing insomnia and restlessness, coffee and sugar can lead to severe dehydration and overheating and can also lead to immunity issues.
So make sure you get plenty of sleep during the night, and you’ll work out great during the day.