Yes!!! Summer is finally here! Which inspired me to do a giveaway (this giveaway has since ended).
I don’t know about you, but I love road trips and just being out doing…well, stuff!
HOWEVER, it is soooo, so easy to fall out of shape in the Summer. I mean, we travel, we go out to eat, we wear looser clothing – so everything fits during the Summer. BUT, then the Fall comes and what happens? We can’t fit into those warmer, snugger clothes because we ate too much.
Or perhaps we end up sick because we didn’t take proper care of ourselves during the summer – perhaps having a bit too much fun.
No worries though! There are still ways you can have fun and still remain health conscious. Use these 11 simple tips to help keep you healthy all summer long.
1. Practice portion control
Yes, I know…EVERYTHING looks good…especially when on vacation – which makes it much easier to overeat. Even if you go to a salad bar it’s so easy to pile the food onto your plate. Just stay aware of how much food goes on your plate.
2. Watch your beverage choices
Moderation still applies here with regards to your beverages, whether that’s coffee or sugary soda. And just in case you’re wondering, diet soda isn’t better.
3. Exercise on the road
Does your hotel have a fitness center? Is there a gym nearby? Many times you could probably just purchase a guest pass to work out for the brief stay. Or just workout in your room!
4. Stay hydrated
Drink one glass of water before every meal. The water will help fill you up and you won’t eat as much. Also, because it’s hot you may need to drink more water than usual.
5. Healthy snacks
Keep healthy snacks in the car to munch on rather than junk food. If you eat 3 (somewhat) sensible meals and snack on healthy snacks in between, you may be able to avoid too much summer weight gain.
Going on a long ride? Make sure you get out to stretch every couple hours.
7. Stick to a sleep schedule
It might be harder to sleep when you’re away on vacation because you want to see and do everything, but you still need the proper amount for your body to re-energize.
8. Wear the correct sunscreen
Not all sunscreens are created equal. Follow these simple guidelines to make sure you choose the right one for you.
9. Sign up for a race
Visiting any of these places with your kids? Sign up for a race the whole family can do! Even if you don’t have kids you can still find a race to participate in and have the same amount of fun.
10. Pack your first aid kit
Make sure you have all the proper first aid essentials before you need it. This way you are not settling on any convenient store remedy out of desperation.
11. Stress management
On vacation you visit places where there are people…LOTS of people. Find a way to keep yourself calm and stress free so that you can enjoy yourself.
What tips do you have to stay healthy for the summer?
NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY! (US ONLY) (this giveaway has since ended)
I am giving away all the NYR Organic books to 1 lucky reader!
The books are:
* Natural Mother & Baby: includes advice on aromatherapy oils, treatments and therapies
* Essential Oils: a guide to 42 essential oils, including description of each oil’s character, uses, therapeutic properties, psychological profile and safety data
* Healing Foods: explore the healing properties of more than 175 ingredients, find out what each is good for, how to gain the maximum benefit from it, and ideas for simple, tasty preparations
* Natural Beauty: a guide to homemade pure all-natural products, make-up looks and at-home therapies
* Looking Good/Feeling Younger: practical, down-to-earth advice on natural health and beauty, based on an holistic approach and key scientific research
To enter for a chance to win all of the NYR Organic books, log in to Rafflecopter below (or create an account). Then follow the instructions (next to the +1) to create your entry.
And the winner is Alisha S. Please check your email and claim your prize!
(Winner is chosen by Random.org through Rafflecopter.)
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