How To Stay Healthy This Summer

Melbourne’s summer months are the perfect time to get active, relax and take care of your body whilst basking in the Australian sun.

Keeping healthy for both your mind and body is a constant and dedicated task all year round but warmer days make exercise and eating well that little bit easier.

Staying healthy this season is easier and more enjoyable than thought, with repetition and consistency the key in anything you do. A daily dose of the necessary vitamins will help to replenish and boost your body throughout the busy period of summer. Simple steps like enjoying a morning juice made with 100% raw produce and essential enzymes, nutrients and minerals to getting out in the sun are quick and easy ways to keep healthy.

Summer is all about being natural. While there are many supplement options available to you, nothing replenishes your body more than unprocessed, natural ingredients vital for vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. A daily intake of raw fruits and vegetables is highly recommended over the supplement alternative and provides more benefits for your body than a tablet. Whether eating raw, in summer salads or blended in a filling juice, the best summer fruits and vegetables to get into this season are colourful, refreshing and packed with nutritional benefits. From berries (Vitamin C) to melons including watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe (Vitamin A, C, B-6), mango (Vitamin A, C), cucumber, green beans, celery and tomatoes, summer has the best and freshest food to fuel your body.

Warm weather and early mornings make summer the perfect time to exercise. Exercise is a great mood booster when done daily with other benefits of weight control, less risk of health issues and increased energy. Exercising in hot conditions puts an additional strain on your body, so this summer; make sure you look after both your outside and inside. A healthy body and life starts from the inside, what you put into your body greatly determines your health, wellbeing and mind. Summer sweets and indulgences are always enjoyable and refreshing, but be sure to balance this with nutritional and hydrating foods. A well balanced diet with regular exercise will give you the energy to get up and go these holiday’s for all activities from the beach, to the trails and those long summer nights.

Hydration is the key to maintaining a healthy and glowing skin this summer. Water is the most essential nutrient that your body needs and craves and is commonly found in fruits and vegetables. Drinking water aids blood circulation, protects organs, relieves fatigue, improves skin and increases energy. Soft drinks and caffeine are not adequate solutions to quench your thirst and rather decrease your body’s water content than increase, putting you in higher risk of headaches, fatigue and dizziness. Your skin is at high risk of sun damage during hot days, both water and additional protection of sunscreen and shade is imperative. Whether you are going for your daily walk or off to work, a bottle of water is the best thing you can have at your side not just in summer but all year round.

Sherie Liang
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