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Leo season and summer is officially here! How have you been resting lately? What we do is just as important as what we don’t do when it comes to health. I love spending summer on the beach as much as the next lady but with a new born and being in an unusual time in history, things are looking a little different this summer. Here’s 5 tips to stay healthy this summer.
Japan may not be the hottest place on earth, but it sure is humid. When it’s humid, it makes me sweat more than if I were in dry heat. Make sure you’re drinking around 2 liters of water every day. Remember you can also be hydrated from the foods that you eat. Opt for foods that have high water content like cucumbers, zucchini and watermelon. For cooked foods go for soups, rice, and steamed items instead of baked or deep fried foods.
Bonus: staying hydrated gets you one step closer to great skin.
- Use Sunscreen and wear a hat
I say wear a hat because getting burnt on your scalp is not fun, and I say this from personal experience. We all need a little sun but if you plan to be outdoors for longer, remember to protect yourself from damaging sun rays.
- Skip the sugary sodas
Also, beer. I know an ice cold carbonated beverage is one of the most delicious things on hot summer days. But hear me out. Opt for sparkling water. Your digestive system will be much happier to go without all the sugar.
- Make time for self-care
You can’t give on an empty cup. We’ve all heard that quote. As a new mom, I can confirm that this is definitely true. Taking care of ourselves first is not selfish. It’s a service to yourself as well as others. Self-care can be as simple as taking a nap, or sitting down for 10 minutes to meditate. If you need help with self-care, don’t forget to grab your guide today.
- Make taking quality supplements easy
Alright, this one’s not just for the summer but all year round. Getting enough nutrients into our bodies is important in order to support our health. I’m not a fan of opening a bajillion bottles every day so I really like the little packets of supplements I can take on the go. Remember, not all supplements are created equal, and unfortunately most supplements are not manufactured in an FDA approved facility.