Learning to adapt your healthy lifestyle to every season can be challenging because each season presents a different challenge. For instance, if you are a runner, it might be harder to go out for a run during the winter.
Or if you have allergies, it might be hard for you to go for that daily run in spring. The challenges that summer presents are that sometimes it is too hot outside to work out, we are too busy with other plans, or we are already exhausted and dehydrated even before the workout.
This is why it is important plan ahead and be ready with a workout routine and a positive meal plan that will support you to stay on track in June, July, and August.
Don't forget that part of staying healthy is being kind to yourself and understanding that there are some things you can't control. For instance, if you have a 4th of July barbecue planned and it gets in the way of your workout routine or your planned meals, it is not a big deal!
If you skip your routine one day, you'll be fine. It is about having the discipline to take a break for one or two days and then start everything again. But being hard on yourself and feeling like a failure because you miss one day of training is not healthy. Know that you can't control everything that happens, but you do control what you do when you have free time.
Continue reading to learn some tips and ideas about the ways you can be active in the summer, some guidelines on what to consume and what to avoid, and more.
How to stay active in the summer?
Many of us have a hard time working out and staying on track because we've never managed to follow a routine for over a week. This is why, if you want to get better this summer, we'd recommend you hire someone to help you.
You can go on Superprof and search for personal trainers, coaches, nutritionists, and more. These professionals are trained to help their clients achieve their goals, get rid of excuses, and push them to their limits.
When you open Supeprof you'll see that we have a database of 19 million tutors who are waiting for their students. To find the tutor you are looking for all you have to do is input the area you are interested in (sports, exercise, nutrition, etc) and your location.
If you want to hire an online coach you can also specify that on your search!
Once you start to filter your search, you'll see all the tutors in your area teaching and coaching what you need. When you click on a profile the information you get is the following:
- Rates per hour: how much their lessons cost.
- Experience: a small description of their experience.
- Methodologies: a description of how they go about their lessons.
- Areas of expertise: learn what age groups they teach, what levels, and more.
- About: learn about their lessons and about the tutors.
- Reviews: you'll also see some recommendations.
If you decide to get help from professionals the next step is to figure out a budget. How much can you spend? See if you can afford to hire someone two, three, or four times per week.
Remember that some tutors on Superprof offer the first lessons for free so you get to see how they work and care for their clients, or to see if they come up with a daily plan for you.
If hiring a private tutor is not something you can afford this year, don't worry! There are plenty of other things you can do to stay active in the summer.
Being active and having a healthy lifestyle for all seasons of the year can help you prevent diseases (like heart disease, respiration complications, and even cancer). If you feed yourself well and exercise regularly you can prevent any type of disease.
What are the foods to eat in summer?
Learning how to eat properly according to the time of the year can be tricky. Especially since we all have different needs and metabolism, one single diet cannot be applied to everyone.
However, there are some foods we should all be eating in the summer. For example, veggies. We should all be having veggies during lunch and dinner time, even in breakfast if you have avocado toast.
Aside from vegetables, we also need fruits to get some essential vitamins into our bodies. However, having a banana is not as refreshing as having pieces of watermelon. There are some fruits and vegetables that are great for our health and refreshing for the heat.
Keep in mind that learning what foods to eat in summer can be tricky but not impossible, and if you want to do things right you should do an in-depth investigation and even consult some experts.
But, basically, you need to have a diet that contains fresh food and make sure you are eating things that bring nutrients to your body. There is plenty of food available to aid you combating the heat, especially if you have it refrigerated. For instance, watermelon, grapes, cantaloupe, iced drinks, and more.
The idea is to find a diet that will keep you fresh and healthy all day. The goal of learning what to eat is not about losing weight, burning calories, getting thinner, or having better skin, is about having a healthy lifestyle, and feeling strong, and energetic.
What are foods to avoid in the summer?
As much as there are foods we should consume, there are also foods we should try not to consume during June, July, and August.
Some meals are fresh and are great for a hot summer evening. However, some meals are heavier to digest and even harder to process with high temperatures.
If you were born during June, July, and August, you're a Geminis, Cancer, or Leo baby and you probably love the warmth. However, the rest of us struggle with the sun and we struggle to find food that will keep us refreshed.
This is why we recommend you try not to consume greasy food like hamburgers. Staying away from hot meals is also a good idea. For instance, don't have fondue or raclette, you'll end up sweaty, exhausted, and dehydrated. Instead, try having a salad, and don't forget to drink a lot of water and have at least one fruit per day.
Remember that this is not a rule book, and even though there are things we should try not to consume, you should eat anything your heart desires, especially when you're on vacation and living the good life. Whether you are with family or friends, you deserve to treat yourself!
What are some cool summer wellness challenges?
Depending on your situation, you can come up with some cool summer challenges to motivate yourself and motivate the people around you.
For instance, if you are a business owner and you notice that your employees are lacking motivation you can come up with a weekly wellness challenge and have a fun prize in store for them. For instance, you could say that the person with more steps taken in a week can go home early on Friday.
If you are a mother or father and you notice that your kids spend all their vacation time in front of the TV or playing video games you could challenge them to do chores around the house or join a little league sport for the summer.
Finally, if you are a college student and you're on campus this summer, you could find other students there and dare them to a fitness weekly challenge. You could put out a jar and anyone that skips a workout can add some money to the jar. By the end of the month, you can go grab a bite with your friends and pay with the money from the jar.
All you have to do is be creative and find ways that will motivate you to move around and lead a much more healthy lifestyle.
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