Summer Wellness Tips for Healthy Living

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As the temperatures continue to soar, likely so does your quest to enjoy the summer and stay mostly healthy while doing so. Sometimes, you just don’t need to turn down some frozen margaritas.

If you are wondering how you can make this summer your healthiest yet, and want some top tips on how to do so, then you have come to the right place.

Get your shorts on, get the sunscreen out, and stay safe and happy. Read on to find out more!

Focus on Sunscreen

Sunscreen is more important than it has ever been. With the temperatures rising in the UK faster than you can say ‘beer garden’, millions of people are at risk of suffering from sun-related issues such as skin cancer and sunstroke. Avoid being a statistic by getting yourself some quality, high-protection sunscreen to use whenever you are outside. Even if it is cloudy, it is important to note that you can still become burnt, dehydrated, and overheat – so do not skip on taking breaks in the shade, keeping hydrated, and ensuring you top up that sunscreen regularly.

Lessen The Stress

It can feel like there are so many more things to do during summer when you should be relaxing. Stuff like hair removal, although definitely optional, can become a drag if you feel like you have to do it every day because the summer wardrobe is out. Invest in something such as permanent hair removal from to put a pin in that incessant job. If you are going to visit a salon, you may as well get a massage too, right? Stress and the summer should just not go together.

Hydration Station

Everyone knows how important water is for their bodies. Our body is around 60% water, which means if you are dehydrated, that is going to spell a few problems for you, which can likely turn serious if left unaddressed. Water has a serious role in keeping our bodies healthy and functioning, including keeping our muscles and joints supple, regulating body temperature, helping eliminate waste and toxins from the body, and keeping a steady oxygen flow, just to name a few. Even at someone’s least active, they should be consuming 6 to 8 cups of water a day, so when you add sweat into the mix, your water intake also needs to increase! If the weather is hot, you are more likely to expend water by just doing your daily activities, so it is important to stay hydrated when doing so, even more so for those who are exercising in warm temperatures.

Side effects of dehydration can include fatigue, dizziness, a dry mouth and throat, headaches, and low blood pressure to name a few. You can tell if you are dehydrated by the colour of your pee, which will be darker the further you become dehydrated. Alternatively, if you are not really urinating at all, it is definitely best to get your hydration levels checked out by a professional.