Apply sunscreen to avoid skin damage and wear sunglasses that offer the right amount of UV-protection. Consume light foods like fruits and salads. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Drink responsibly, especially during the summer, as over-drinking causes dehydration. Don't forget your vitamin intake and your daily workout regimen. Consistency is the key.
Summer is here! And for many, that means fun in the sun, parties and a lot of overindulgence in the sand and surf. Summer also brings with it possible sunburns, hangovers, swimmers ear and all sorts of summertime cautionary tales.
Coming up, people will be grillin’, chillin’, drinkin’ and soakin’ all weekend long. And it will continue for the next 3 months!
Tips For Summer
1. Wear Sunscreen
Make sure you wear sunscreen! You don’t want to be spending your first weeks of summer battling nasty peeling and pain, along with a lifetime fear of the big skin “C”.
2. Wear UV-protected Shades
Sunglasses are the key to keeping your eyes protected. Sure, be stylish, but make sure they provide proper UV protection. Do your homework and you’ll see that you can be chic and safe at the same time.
3. Eat Light
Eat lighter foods like fresh fruits and salads. They feel and taste great on hot summer days and also contain high water content to keep you hydrated throughout the day.
4. Stay Hydrated
Carry water with you at all times. Staying hydrated during the hottest months of the year will keep you healthy and fresh, inside and out. It’s also a great way to curb hunger and stave off “wasted-ness”.
5. Maintain Healthy Diet
Keep up your healthy diet, vitamin-taking and workout regimen. Just because you have time off, doesn’t mean the calories don’t count or that it will be easy to get back on track.
Consistency is the key and you will be happier for it. Come Labor Day, you still want to look good and not have to break out sweats for your Fall wardrobe.
And I don’t just mean by not getting behind the wheel. While that is a key tip, don’t drink like a fish just because you are not the designated driver. And here’s why:
- Over-drinking causes dehydration which is especially dangerous when it’s hot out and you’re baking in the sun.
- Not to mention the dangerous stuff that can happen near grills, piers and any other summer time things outside of the obvious effects of over drinking.
- Avoid all sorts of accidents and illnesses by boozing smart.
I hope you have a very happy and safe Memorial Day through these tips. And welcome to the summer!