1. Enjoy seasonal fruits and vegetables
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy seasonal fruits and vegetables. They are both healthy and delicious! Here are some examples:
- Strawberries are packed with vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants, and more.
- Watermelon is a great source of vitamin A and C. As the fruit contains plenty of water it is ideal for hydrating on a hot summer day.
- Peaches are rich in many vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant compounds.
Eat the fruits as they are or prepare colourful fruit salads, smoothies or healthy home-made “nice cream”. Nice Cream is healthy, vegan ice cream made with frozen bananas only.
Tip: Nice cream requires only 2 ingredients: Frozen bananas and the fruit/berries of your choice. Just mix the ingredients in a blender and enjoy!
2. Take care of your skin
Exposure to sunlight is the single biggest culprit in aging skin. Besides that too much-unprotected exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause skin damage and even skin cancer.
Remember these tips to keep your skin healthy and glowing:
- Use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher
- Keep your skin hydrated
- Limit the amount of time you’re in the sun between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM
- Try out Beta Carotene
- Cover sensitive parts of your skin and accessorize with a hat that shades your face, neck, and ears and a pair of sunglasses.
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3. Keep up the exercise regime
Just because the temperatures are rising doesn't mean that you have to give up your training program completely. Take a bike ride, discover new outdoor sports or try Zumba in the park - there are countless ways to have fun and get fit at the same time.
4. Keep yourself hydrated
Headaches, lethargy, and irritability are typical signs of dehydration.
Water is even more essential when you are physically active as dehydration can lead to muscle cramps and fatigue
Dehydration and heat stroke are two very common heat-related diseases that can be easily prevented with the right measures.
Remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day, Other good substitutes are coconut water, lemon water, fresh buttermilk, clear soup or fruit juices (without sugar) once in a while to keep up your electrolyte levels.
5. Go swimming
Swimming is probably one of the most refreshing ways to spend hot summer days. No matter if you are on holiday or at home - usually there are plenty of places for swimming.
Swimming is an excellent way to strengthen muscles, build up stamina, and burn calories. Swimming promotes blood circulation in the legs, strengthens the immune system, and is easy on the joints.
Like other outdoor sports, swimming is considered safe in Corona times, as long as distance rules are observed. That said nothing stands in the way of jumping into the cool water!
Remember: After swimming in swimming pools or the sea, the body should always be rinsed with water to remove chlorine or salt. After the shower, the skin should be treated with a body lotion or other moisturizing skincare product.