Thursday, March 20, 2014

Healthy Summer Tips

In the summer, the living may not be easy with the warmer, longer, lazier days, but your life probably feels less chaotic. Even adu**s tend to adopt a "school's out!" attitude in summer. Summer weekends at the beach, backyard barbecues, and outdoor dinners are finally here, but these gatherings are often loaded with high-calorie pasta salads, chips, ice cream, cocktails and beers. Enjoy your warm weather favorites while keeping your nutrition in check with the tips below.

1. Give Your Diet a Berry Boost

 Berries are tops in fiber, which helps keep cholesterol low and may even help prevent some cancers. If you do one thing this summer to improve your diet, have a cup of mixed fresh berries -- blackberries, blueberries, or strawberries -- every day. They'll help you load up on antioxidants, which may help prevent damage to tissues and reduce the risks of age-related illnesses. Blueberries and blackberries are especially antioxidant-rich.

2. Protection from Sun:
Stay out of the direct sun. Seek shaded or air conditioned areas such as libraries or malls. Whenever possible, schedule outdoor events (public gatherings, sporting events) early in the morning when it's cooler and the air quality is better. Always use sunscreen with SPF 30 or more.

3. Green Tea:
Drink green tea instead of sweet tea. Green tea has a natural component that helps speed up your metabolism. Skip the box tea and opt for the brew-it-yourself with boiling water and a tea-bag-type tea.

4. Do Breakfast:
Don’t skip breakfast. When you wake up in the morning, your body is running on fumes. Eating a breakfast with protein, carbs, and healthy fat kicks your metabolism into high gear and provides energy for the day.

5. Drink Water:
You sweat more when the temperature is hot, especially if you're working or exercising in the heat. Drinking water helps replenish the fluids lost by excessive sweating. If you don't get enough water, you may become dehydrated, and the combination of hot temperatures and dehydration can lead to serious heat-related illnesses. Drink plenty of fluids. (Avoid alcohol and caffeine.)
6. Enjoy summer fruits and veggies:
 It’s easy to sink into a vegetable rut, eating the same boring veggies week after week, but with summer comes fresh choices. Including a mix of in-season colorful veggies in your meals gives your body a nutrient kick.

7. Give your house a summer cleaning:
You need an environment that reflects your healthy way of living and your summer fitness goals. To start, remove unhealthy foods from your home (so you’re not tempted). While you’re at it, stock your office with fruit, nuts, and other healthy snacks.
8. Get Outside to Exercise:
Pick one outdoor activity -- going on a hike, taking a nature walk, playing games such as tag with your kids, cycling, roller blading, or swimming -- to shed that cooped-up feeling of gym workouts. And remember, the family that plays together not only gets fit together -- it's also a great way to create bonding time.
9. Be Good to Your Eyes
To protect your vision at work and at play, wear protective eyewear. When outdoors, wear sunglasses that block at least 99% of ultraviolet A and B rays. Sunglasses can help prevent cataracts, as well as wrinkles around the eyes.

10. Summer clothes: Wear light-colored, light-weight clothing. Use hats with brims. well wear light shades, as dark ones absorb heat....cotton clothes preferably that will absorb the sweat....
u can team them up with light accessories and sandals to create a trendy cool look perfect for this season.....

try clothes according your body shape...


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