How to Stay Healthy During the Summer

How to Stay Healthy During the Summer
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Summer is here! This is the time when some look forward to relaxing and taking their vacations in a sunny place with a piña colada in hand. In fact, I think all of us are anxious for the arrival of vacations. This may be the time to sit back and relax, but that doesn’t mean healthy habits go out the window. Summer is the perfect time to pick up a healthier routine and establish healthier eating patterns. How can you stay active and healthy during this season without having it feel like work?  Follow these simple tips!

1. Stay Active

Whether you are enjoying your vacations someplace far away, or you are staying in for the season, look for ways to be more active. Explore around your city, take on excursions that require walking or simply hit up the gym for at least 30 minutes a day.

2. Eat with Mindfulness

Establish that deep connection with your body to know when you are completely satisfied with the food you are eating, instead of mindlessly overeating.

3. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

You can enjoy any type of food during this time, but when you are filling up your plate, try to keep half of it filled with vegetables and fruits. They are high in fiber and help keep you feeling fuller for a longer period of time.

4. Stay Hydrated

Don’t forget to drink plenty of water! Try to limit sugary carbonated drinks and opt for drinking water instead. If you have the urge to drink something with flavor, try fruit-infused carbonated waters.

5. Have Fun

Try to establish a fun routine for the summer that involves physical activity, meal prepping and other adventurous ideas to stay active while having fun.

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Priscila Ruiz-Rivera
Priscila Ruiz-Rivera completing her dietetic internship at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus. She enjoys writing about nutrition related topics and educating about the role proper nutrition plays in our health.