In celebration of World Health Day
Summer: Golden Period To Get Healthy For Women
The long, hot, lazy days of summer are the perfect time to relax, and for women to take a few simple steps to improve their health. These warm weather health tips are easy and do not require a lot of effort. While you are lounging in the sun, with plenty of sunscreen on, you can also reduce stress levels and improve your overall health.
Summer is the Golden Period for Women to get Healthy
These health tips are perfect for summer, and may even help you relax and enjoy the warm weather. Easy to implement into your daily routine, you might not even notice that you are taking the time to improve your general health.
1. Remember to enjoy summer berries.
Blueberries, strawberries, along with raspberries and black berries are common during the warm summer months, and are a healthy treat that many women look forward to. Not only are these berries delicious, the summer fruits are also high in fiber and antioxidants. Studies are showing that berries can help reduce your risk of developing certain cancers, and can also help repair tissue damage. As an added bonus, berries can also help to lower high cholesterol levels and improve your overall health.
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2. Reduce stress in the dirt.
One of the biggest health risks that most women face is stress due to daily life, and summer is a golden opportunity for them to relax. Many experts recommend using this time to “play in the dirt”, and nothing can ease stress like planting a garden. Whether it is one green plant in a pot or a flower and vegetable garden, plunging your hands in the soil can reduce stress levels to improve your overall health. Along with helping you to relax, it is also a good way to get a little exercise in during the hot weather.
3. Enjoy the warm weather outside.
After being cooped up indoors during the winter, summer is a golden period for women to get healthy outside. The fresh air can reduce stress and anxiety, and help to improve your overall mood. Enjoying the warm weather is also an excellent way to burn excess calories, though it is important to remember to stay hydrated. Walks and hikes, along with swimming and cycling can not only help you burn calories, it is also a great way to spend time with your family.
4. Don’t forget about oral hygiene.
Brushing and especially flossing is not something that most women think about during the summer, but it is still important for good health. Ice cream and other frozen treats are common when it is hot outside, and the added sugar can be detrimental to your oral health. Along with remembering to brush your teeth twice a day, regular flossing can help keep your teeth strong and white.
5. Enjoy vacation time.
Between work, family, and daily life, women often suffer from high levels of stress. Not only can this cause physical problems, but it can also affect a woman’s mental health. Summer is the perfect time of year for women to take a vacation. Whether you stay at home or go to a special destination, the most important aspect to remember is for women to take some time for themselves. Spending time relaxing can reduce high stress levels, which can have amazing benefits on women’s health. Along with improving heart health, the lower levels of cortisol in the body can also help reduce body fat.
6. Watch alcohol intake during the summer
While the summer is a perfect time to relax with friends and family, and throw plenty of outdoor parties it is important to watch your alcoholic intake. Dehydration is always a concern during the summer, and alcohol beverages can increase a person’s risk of developing heat related complications. Even though you are supposed to take this time to relax and enjoy yourself, overindulging in alcohol can cause more health complications. Health care experts recommend avoiding hard liquor if you have to drink, and instead choose lighter beverages such as a watered down wine spritzer or a lite beer.
7. Get plenty of sleep.
The most important thing a woman can do for her health during the summer is to get plenty of sleep. While the extra hours of daylight and general playful atmosphere might entice women to stay up later, this will only add to the already high levels of stress, giving sleep problems. Instead enjoy having the option of catching up on your sleep, along with seeing an improvement in your energy levels. Catching up on your sleep can not only improve your overall health, it can also help you look and feel younger.
These simple tips will help women take advantage of the summertime to improve their health, while enjoying themselves. Easy to implement in your daily life these tips can help improve your overall health, along keep you young and energetic so you can truly enjoy your summer.
Kelly Everson (@kellyeverson12) is an American author and MA in English literature. She is a health article writer who has written numerous articles/online journals on stretch marks, pregnancy, sleep disorders, female health and joint pain problems. She is also passionate about health, beauty and fitness. She is contributing to Consumer Health Digest from 2011. Examiner from 2013, Epochtimes & Healthline from 2014
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