Tip number 1: Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables.
You might have heard this before, but we can’t stress highly enough how important it is to eat all the lovely vegetables and fruits available during the summer months. They give you nutrients and fuel your body and help you stay active and full of energy. Some of the fruits you can find during summer are: pears, mangoes, papayas, grapes, all sorts of different berries, plums, cherries, apricots, which, by the way, contain natural ingredients to keep you protected from the sun. There are also vegetables like: radishes, cucumbers, beets, carrots, garlic and courgettes to name a few. So, don’t forget your 7 a day (yes, that’s the new recommendation) to stay healthy and energised.
Tip number 2: Go outside and get your Vitamin D.
Take advantage of the weather and go outside with this lovely weather. Not only will you enjoy being outdoors, you will also get your daily recommended intake of Vitamin D. What are the benefits of Vitamin D? It helps you maintain healthy bones, contributes to skin cell growth, repair, and metabolism. It optimises our skin’s immune system and helps destroy free radicals that can cause premature ageing. Be careful, though, don’t stay too long under the sun as it can be harmful for your skin.
Tip number 3: Drink plenty of water.
Another piece of advice that we have been hearing all the time. Yes, water is so important, you cannot live without it! At least 60% of the adult body is made of it and every living cell in our body needs it to keep functioning. Especially during the summer months when we sweat much more and the air conditioning dries our skin. Hot weather can also cause sun stroke, sun burn and heat exhaustion. That’s why drinking water is paramount. How much water should you drink? That depends on several factors. Just make sure you keep hydrated and always take a bottle of water with you when you go outside.