Summer Health Ideas You’ll Love


Having a Happy and Healthy Summer

Summer is here! Enjoy yourself and have a great time. However, remember that having a happy summer doesn’t have to mean having an unhealthy summer. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with enjoying a meal on a patio or having some drinks at the cottage, it’s also important to keep your health in mind.

Here are some tips that will help you have a healthy and happy summer.

Eat and Drink Fresh Fruit

One of the healthiest things that you can do this summer is improve your diet by eating more fresh fruit. Blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries are all in season during the summer months and these fruits are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and other goodness. Plus, you can quench your thirst and stay hydrated by infusing water with fresh fruit. This is an excellent alternative to soda pop that is much, much healthier.

Play a Sport

Playing a game of soccer, baseball, or football with friends and family this summer isn’t just a great way to exercise, but it’s also an excellent way to socialize that doesn’t involve consuming a bunch of calories. You might even want to join a local pick-up game!

Walk and Bike

Now that the warm weather is here, you can ditch your car more often in favor of biking or walking. Not only is this great exercise, but it saves money (after all, gas is expensive), and it’s also a great way to enjoy the summer weather while running errands.

Barbecue with Health and Safety

A summer barbecue can be great, but it’s important to keep both health and safety in mind when you’re grilling. Clean and inspect your grill regularly, don’t leave a hot grill unattended, and watch out for cross-contamination. Use separate plates and utensils for cooked and uncooked foods and always use a meat thermometer to make sure your food is cooked to a safe temperature.

When it comes to having a healthier barbecue, keep the sauce light and make your own marinades whenever possible. Store-bought sauces are often loaded with sugar. You’ll also want to limit the amount of processed meat that you eat (hot dogs, sausages, etc.) as these foods are high in sodium and calories. Purchase fresh meat instead and try some leaner meats such as chicken, turkey or fish.

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