5 Tips for Staying Healthy this Summer's featured image

Summertime can be an extremely busy season. Trying to balance work and family dinners and activities can leave you feeling exhausted. The professional residential cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID suggest these easy tips and tricks to help you take care of yourself this summer and keep your body healthy.

Drink Plenty of Water

It is very important to stay hydrated, especially during the warm summer months. If you are consuming alcoholic beverages, make sure to consume a glass of water between each drink. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to have a glass of water, as this may be a sign that your body is already dehydrated. Dehydration can impact many aspects of your health, most noticeably your energy levels. If drinking water begins to lose its appeal, try infusing your water with fresh fruits and vegetables. This will give your water some added flavour.

Eat Seasonally

Seasonal, local produce is grown, picked and eaten at its peak ripeness and therefore contains optimal levels of health-boosting vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Produce that has been picked out of season or before ripening, often travel many miles in storage containers, before reaching supermarket shelves. Increase the health benefits of your diet, and visit your local farmers market this summer!

Keep Active

There is no better time like the summer to put on your running shoes, get outside and get active.  A brisk walk in the park, a family bike ride, or a leisure swim will elevate your heart rate and boost your circulation. Not only is physical activity good for your health, it can also boost the production of feel-good endorphins, and has been proven to reduce stress, boost self-esteem, help relieve depression, and improve sleeping patterns.

Catch some Rays

Vitamin D has been known to increase the immune system, and is good for your bones, skin, muscles, memory, and blood pressure regulation. The best way to increase your levels of Vitamin D is through sunlight. All you need is at least 10 minutes of sun, 2-3 times a week. Make sure to wear the appropriate SPF for your skin type for prolonged exposure.