These 5 Summer Health Tips will keep you cool and ready for anything through the sunshine, whether you’re on holiday or at work.
1. Drink Water
Summer is a time when your body needs plain water more than ever, not only your usual coffee or soda. Your body needs more water to keep you cool. Keep a glass of water on your desk or carry a bottle and sip from it often. Health tip: Don’t leave plastic water bottles in hot places, like your car: chemicals in the plastic break down and into the water
How much water should I drink? Calculate your weight in pounds. Divide by 3 to give your daily water goal in fluid ounces. e.g 120 lbs divided by 3 = 40 fl.ozs of plain water per day.
2. Summer Skin
One of the most important summer health tips is for skin. Even if you’re not sunbathing, protect your face from ageing with a sun-friendly day moisturiser with an SPF of 15 or 20. Avoid sun lotions that contain alcohol as it dries out skin and encourages wrinkles. For truly natural skin in the sun, use a product like Apivita: lovely products from Greece that smell divine!
3. Protect with Probiotics
Travelling and hot weather increase the risk of tummy upsets. To prevent being ill on holiday, use probiotics just before you travel and throughout your holiday. Probiotics protect the gut from infection and, if you do get sick, also soothe inflammation and other uncomfortable symptoms.
What is the best type of probiotic for travel? Use a probiotic that doesn’t need refrigeration, with a mix of both Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, like Optibac’s ‘For Travelling Abroad’.
4.Wash away food bugs
Grapefruit seed extract is anti-microbial and non-toxic,and it comes from grapefruits. Use 15 drops in a sink of water to wash salad and fruit to prevent spoilage, and protect against infection. It’s also good to take while on holiday to prevent bugs and as an antiseptic. It should always be well diluted, and never put into your eyes or neat on your skin. Always read the label before use.
What does grapefruit seed extract do? It kills infectious bacteria, fungi (molds) and viruses, naturally!
5. Breathe Better
When it’s hot, air is ‘thinner’ and the oxygen molecules are more spaced out than when the weather is cold. Your body also has to work harder to keep cool in the summer, so it’s wise to take things more slowly, especially if the weather is hotter than you’re used to. Take a break to breathe slowly and deeply and it will reduce fatigue and cool you down too.