The outdoors feel especially warm and inviting in summer, so it isn’t surprising to see people actively moving about, throwing BBQ sessions and pool parties and even going on the occasional getaway. There’s definitely plenty of fun to be had in summer, and to make the most of it, you’ll want to be in tip-top condition to enjoy yourself. Staying under the hot sun for prolonged hours does come with risks such as dehydration and sunburns, but there are always ways around that.
Here, at our Connecticut limo service, we understand just how uncomfortable and torturous it is to enter a car that’s been baking under the sun for hours, so we’ll love to invite you on board our comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles. Indulging in more fun activities in such hot temperatures is totally alright, but when it comes to moving about from one place to another, you’ll best leave the work to our reliable chauffeurs. Summer is all about staying active and spending more time outdoors, so do take a look at some of our tips below on staying healthy this season:
Without being said, this is the most important tip of all, and if you’re not drinking at least 64 ounces (about 8 cups) of water daily, you’ll best get cracking. After all, if you do intend to spend long hours traveling outdoors, you’ll need to remember that direct sun exposure causes us to sweat more and that in turn speeds up dehydration.
One great way to constantly pump liquids into your system is by carrying around a water bottle. However, we do understand that this is a bulky option, so you can always invest in a collapsible water bottle that can easily fit into your pocket instead.
Dress for the Heat
If you want to wear more than one layer in order to protect your bare skin from the harsh sunlight, stick to light and breathable materials. Cotton and linen are long-time favorites, but there are also many other types of synthetic fabrics nowadays that help to wick sweat away more effectively and works to regulate our outer body temperature.
To help heat escape more efficiently, you can also adopt a looser style of clothes as it helps to cool your body down faster by creating a layer of air between your body and clothes. Likewise, avoid dark colors as it will absorb more heat under direct sunlight, so stick to lighter colors when traveling outdoors.
Unless you’re looking to develop a tan this summer, you can never have enough sunscreen. After all, it’s the only protective layer you’re going to have on your exposed skin, so you wouldn’t want to risk getting a painful sunburn after a day of fun outdoors, right? Just remember that if you’re sweating more or getting in and out of the water constantly, you’ll want to reapply your sunscreen more often.
Boost Your Energy
Other than eating right, exercising enough and avoiding long hours of exposure outdoors in extreme temperatures, you’ll want to boost your immune system with a daily dose of Vitamin C. Even if you’re currently the healthiest you’ve ever been, there’s always the chance of catching someone else’s germs in crowded public places.
If you’re a berry fan, you can also indulge in plenty of juices and smoothies bursting with antioxidants. Since it helps to prevent damage to tissues, it’s a great way to maintain that summer glow we all want. Just hit up your local juice bar or create your own special concoction at home and start getting healthy this summer.
Choose Healthier Options for a BBQ
It’s time to expand your palette past the usual slathering of BBQ sauce on everything. Of course, this isn’t to say that sauces are bad for our health. Freshly made sauces with less processed sugar is a healthier choice, but you can also consider the idea of grilling your food and eating it without any sauce whatsoever.
For a balanced meal, you should also add more fruits and vegetables onto the grill. Stock up on favorites such as corn and eggplants and throw in some bananas and pineapples for good measure. There’s plenty of delicious ingredients out there, so it’s pretty much up to you to experiment.
Serve a Healthy Breakfast
The first meal of the day is important in any season, but in summer, you’ll want to give your body an immediate energy boost before you step out the door. This is especially relevant when traveling outdoors as constant sun exposure makes it easier for our bodies to feel exhausted and faint when lacking in nutrients.
Good health takes effort, and one of those efforts include exercising regularly, and more importantly, correctly. Many mistakes and injuries can easily be avoided by paying close attention to what makes our bodies uncomfortable (and in some cases, more painful than expected), so you should also avoid working out during the hottest hours of the day outdoors.
When traveling, it can be hard to maintain a regular exercise routine, but there’s always something that you can do, even if that means only doing a stretch and strengthening routine. In summer, you should also make use of precooling techniques such as downing a slushie before exercising and draping a cool towel around your neck.
Drinking is fun. However, you’ll want to remember that consuming alcohol in hot weather will further deplete our water stores and speed up dehydration. For those looking to enjoy a drink or two in summer while traveling, go right ahead. Just keep in mind that moderation is the key, and if you’re a light drinker, you should also take a couple of sips of water in between drinks.
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