Health & Nutrition

5 Tips For A Better Summer Body

29 September, 2014
better summer body

 

I just love summer, everything seems to be ….well, better. The smell of backyard bbq’s, the sound of kids playing outside, balmy nights and early mornings.

With the scent of summer now in the air it is the perfect time to focus on yourself and get your body ready for summer.

Here are my 5 Tips for a better summer body.

 

1. Start your day with a zing.

Squeeze the juice from at least ½ a lemon into warm water. There are loads of benefits of drinking lemon water, from boosting your immune system, aiding digestion, to detoxifying and balancing your PH levels.

 

2. Get moving

The sun is rising earlier, and so should you. Use these extra daylight hours to get up and get moving. Regular exercise in the morning can jump-start your metabolism and keep it elevated, give you more energy for the day and increase you mental focus. Who doesn’t love those feel good endorphins afterwards.

 

3. Lighten up at mealtime

Say good-bye to those hearty winter hotpots and hello to fresh nutritious salads.

Focus on clean eating, with fresh seasonal fruit and veges, lean meats and whole grains. Eat organic, or if that’s not possible, make sure you wash your produce thoroughly.

 

4. Drink up

We all know we should drink about 2 liters of water a day, but its often harder said than done. This can help to keep us regular and is great for digestion. Can keep our skin clear, help to control hunger and efficient kidney function. And most importantly, ward off a dreaded hangover.

 

5. Get some Vitamin D

Make sure you get some sunshine on that body of yours with out sun protectant.

Early morning or afternoon sun, not in the middle of the day when you will get burnt. Vitamin D helps with treatment and prevention of depression, reduces risks of allergies in children and adolescence, and also decreases dental cavities.

 

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  • Anessa29 September, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Great tips! I did not know about the absorbing of vitamin D reduces risks of allergies!

  • Renee Fiedler29 September, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Hey Anessa,
    Thanks for reading. If you follow this link you will see the clinical research in relation to the decrease in sun exposure to childhood allergies. Pretty substantial
    http://www.australianclinicaltrials.gov.au/node/3790

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