Summer has finally arrived! Hurray!! You might want to stay fit and healthy this summer.
It is time to pack your bag and go to your favourite vacation spot.
Unfortunately, you cannot, because of the Coronavirus Pandemic in 2020.
But, wait, does it mean you cannot get in shape and stay healthy this summer?
Of course, you can!
All you need is the right advice and someone to make your diet and workout in place.
Summer season means thrill and fun, but most of you often forget that the nasty sweat can dehydrate you and how harmful the sun rays can be.
The UV rays from the sun can affect your body as well as skin.
Along with the enjoyment, summer season also brings the desire for ice creams, soft drinks, drinking beer and you often ignore to workout and eat a clean diet.
Thankfully, Healthshala has fabricated a few tips to help you stay fit and healthy this summer.
1. Drink Plenty of Water
As the summer season is here, you are more likely to get dehydrated due to more heat and sweat.
Scarcity of water in the body can lead you to eat more food when you are not hungry actually.
Drinking at least 3L of water for men and 2L of water for women a day can help you stay hydrated throughout the day.
Be more creative when it comes to drinking plenty of water in the summer.
Adding some mint leaves or lime slices can make it much enjoyable.
Try to include foods having high water content like tomatoes, watermelon, and cucumbers in your diet.
2. Stay Active
This is the summertime, and it doesn’t mean you don’t have to work out at all.
No matter what the season is, working out must be an essential factor to stay healthy.
Regular physical activities in the summer can be great when you do it with your family members.
Gyms are closed due to Coronavirus, but it does not mean you cannot do any physical activity.
There are still a number of home workouts available on the internet for you. All you have to do is to start doing.
But, make sure you are following every precaution recommended by the government and doctors, so you don’t get panic.
- Go to your backyard and start working out with bricks, bags, buckets and chairs available in your house.
- Working out in the morning or evening can be great. If it is too hot outdoors, go to your room for a workout.
- Don’t forget to drink water during the workout.
- Wearing lightweight and loose-fitting clothing can help the sweat evaporate faster.
- Physical activity is essential for everyone. Involving your family members can be great fun. A little healthier competition will spread the eagerness to work out daily.
3. You Are What You Eat
So you want to stay fit and healthy, all I recommend is to eat the right amount of clean food throughout the day.
As it is said, ‘you are what you eat,’ eating right at the right time is the key to stay fit in the long run.
You might be trying out new and different recipes in your kitchen in the lockdown, but make sure you are not overeating, not including added sugar and not deep-frying your food.
Washing your hands often is a compulsory thing to do. Make it a habit to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
In addition to washing your hands, wash the vegetables, containers, and utensils before you cook food.
Eat more veggies, high-quality protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats. In other words, eat a well-balanced diet every day.
4. Beware of the Sun
UV rays from the sun are majorly responsible for skin cancer.
So, you need to be aware of all the cancer-preventing products and recommendations before you step out of your house in the summers.
However, don’t step out of your house unless it is urgent.
- When you go out to face the harsh UV rays, wear a hat and clothing to defend your skin. Do wear sunglasses that are specially made to block UV rays.
- Make use of sunscreen having SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 30.
- UV rays are the strongest from 10 AM to 4 PM, so you need to stay away from direct sunlight at that time.
5. Take It Easy on the Alcohol
Summer season can force you to drink beer as it feels fresh.
However, alcohol and other sweet drinks can dehydrate you right away.
If possible, try limiting the use of alcohol and such types of drinks, especially in the hot weather.
Smoothies without sugar and with lemon juice can be a great substitute.
It not only reduces the amount of alcohol in your body but will also help cut your calorie intake.
Moreover, alcohol consumption can lead to a hangover, and you may end up feeling depressed the next day.
6. Take Up New Hobbies
If you are looking to learn a new hobby this summer, it is the perfect time for you. As it is a lockdown period, most of you have a lot of time learning new things.
You should aim to burn more calories, so try those hobbies which help increase your fitness level and would help you lose fat and gain muscles.
Gardening can be a better way to enjoy nature and would help you burn more calories.
You can get your hands dirty by planting vegetables in your garden. By doing this, you are taking care of your health physically and by eating healthy and natural food.
If gardening is not your cup tea, get some motivation from your favourite player, and try your hands at sports in your home.
Yoga can be a perfect workout to improve yourself both physically as well as mentally.
7. Breakfast is Not the Most Important Meal of the Day
The famous line “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is no longer famous because it is not scientifically proven yet.
You might have heard about intermittent fasting which is getting popular day by day. In this diet pattern, people do not eat in the morning and often take two meals a day. The most common pattern is 16/8.
To stay healthy, fit and in shape, you need to complete your daily calorie requirement. If you have to lose fat, reduce your calories a little, and if you have to gain muscles, go on a surplus a little.
Just make sure you are completing your daily calories from whole foods, veggies, and a clean diet.
In a Nutshell
Now that you are aware of all the things to stay fit and healthy this summer by taking care of all the preventions to stay away from Coronavirus, all you need to do is take action right now!
Don’t just wait for some inspiration or something else.
Wear your shoes, and loose clothes and get ready to stay healthy this summer with these tips.