With endless plans and vacations happening this summer I know how hard it can be to stay healthy during the summer months. It is so easy to get caught up with eating burgers, not getting enough sleep, and drinking by the pool every evening. In today’s blog post I am going to go over my top tips for staying healthy this summer and not ruin what you worked so hard for over a period of three months!
Get active a couple of days a week.
I know once you get into vacation mode it can be really hard to think about exercising. One simple way you can stay active on vacation is by walking to a local coffee shop to get your morning coffee instead of the hotel restaurant. If you aren’t on vacation and feel like your summer is packed with endless plans, then getting outside and walking around your neighborhood before sunset is a great way to stay active and also give your brain a chance to wind down for the day.
Order an entree and skip the all you can eat buffets.
It always seems like buffets become much more popular in the summer months. It is so convenient to bring your family to the buffet after a busy day of travel or activities. Instead of eating two to three plates of food from the buffet, order a nutrient dense entree that will fill you up and will not make you feel guilty about it later!
Drink More Water and stay hydrated!
It is so easy to get dehydrated when traveling over the summer months. Especially when your trips to the bathroom are reduced either when flying or on a road trip. The best way to do this is by bringing a water bottle with you and filling it up wherever you go. An even better way to stay hydrated is by bringing a few small packets of electrolytes with you that way even if you only drink one bottle of water your body still gets some of the nutrients it needs.
Cut back on alcohol and choose an alternative.
You probably looked at the title and questioned why am I still even reading this? Well, consuming alcohol in excess can be pretty easy in the summer months. Too much alcohol can lead to dehydration and make you feel horrible. Mostly all mixed and fruity drinks are full of sugar and calories and take up a large amount of your daily caloric intake. Instead of having a mixed drink, opting for a low-calorie hard seltzer or diet soda is best if you are craving something other than water.
A change in routine can oftentimes make it difficult to maintain healthy habits, especially in the summer months. The tips I provided will help you maintain some of those healthy habits while also enjoying some time off this summer. I would love to hear about how you stay healthy in the summer months in the comments below!