The sun is shining, blue skies are on the horizon and summer is well and truly here. Summer, probably more so than any other season, is when we want to feel good.
There might be summer holidays to look forward to, they’ll be plenty of things to keep us busy and keeping ourselves in optimum health is something we should all be striving for. It’s a great time of year to feel good.
That’s why we’ve put together some simple tips and suggestions together for ways you can feel good this summer.
- Let’s get physical.
Long, light evenings and warmer than usual temperatures means getting some exercise in should be more fun than ever. Exercise is a sure fire way to feel good. Not only does exercise help your body, the endorphins it releases are a natural way of reducing stress and pain. Exercise can be anything from regular walking, swimming, cycling to work or playing your favourite sport. Every little helps and the more you do, the better you’ll feel.
- Go steady on sugar.
Ice creams, ice lollies and refreshing sugary drinks. It might sound like the perfect summer’s afternoon but heavy doses of sugar will sap you of energy, increase a whole range of health risks and leave you feeling deflated once the initial ‘sugar high’ has worn off. Of course the odd ice cream here and there is fine but make sure your diet is full of fresh vegetables – your body loves these and they help promote self-healing.
- Head outside.
Studies have shown that just 5 minutes a day in a green space will boost our mental wellbeing. Getting outside will increase your exposure to vitamin D which is vital to having a strong immune system. Taking a break or time away from the desk just to enjoy the outdoors we leave you feeling full of life.
- Stay hydrated.
Drinking plenty of water is important all year round but even more so in the summer months where we can lose more fluid in the heat. Keeping hydrated will be great for your skin, keeping your body free of toxins and leave you with more energy. Aim for at least 2 litres a day as a minimum.
- Find time to recover.
Rest and recovery are just as important to feeling good as being active and healthy. The body needs time to recover. That’s why getting a good night’s sleep is so important; it helps the body heal. Try and stick to a routine to make sure you rest as hard as you play.
Along with small changes to your lifestyle, we can help kick-start the process with regular chiropractic adjustments. Chiro is a way of promoting the body’s natural healing, promoting physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.