After a long, cold, snowy winter, summer has finally arrived!
The time has come for short shorts, tanning and cookouts. [Since] taking care of ourselves seems to be a fad in 2015, Summer Wellness Tips seem appropriate.
Being healthy can and should be fun! Plus, it’s a reason to get more creative!! There are so many natural resources surrounding us that are available to benefit our lives.
Herbs and flowers are an inexpensive natural resource that is beneficial, cooling and tasty! They can also be used to heal your skin from sun damage or burns. Aloe, comfrey, and horsetail (also a great beauty herb) can all heal skin damage according to www.bulkherbstore.com/
Of course, you’ll want to eat some food during the summer…an excellent time to add some seasonal fruits,veggies and leafy greens into your day (and avoid the processed foods, grains, sugars and grains). Berries, watermelon, pineapples, oranges are all sweet and delicious snacks to keep in mind. Protein should be included in one or two meals a day. Light sources of protein that need no cooking include nuts, sprouted beans, soy products and non-fat cheeses. Meal planning is a great way to guarantee nutritional meals for you and your family. Wellness mama gives some good guidelines to follow for meal planning in this article http://wellnessmama.
Summer time is an excellent excuse for spending some more time outdoors experiencing nature. Whether, going for a quiet walk or run with just yourself, the trees, birds and sun or going on a camping trip with the family…being outdoors is fun and beneficial. Outdoor activities are endless and non-activity works just as well too! Whatever you decide to do, skin protection is always important as well as Vitamin D consumption. Most sunscreens sold have toxins and do not allow the absorption of Vitamin D. According to Wellness Mama, some foods to eat that provide sunscreen from the inside out are healthy saturated fats, omega 3 rich foods, leafy greens and two or more tablespoons of tomato paste daily! Coconut oil can provide a small amount of protection and you can even make your own sunscreen with it in a recipe I found at http://wellnessmama.com/
Summer is a time for fun in the sun! Grab your shades and your loved ones, put down your phones and splash around a bit more. A cooler full of healthy goodies, maybe a sangria or mojito (Berries and mints!) and a blanket for a nap is how I’ll be spending my summer days. Remember to enjoy each little moment and laugh! Life loves you.