I hope you are all having a happy and healthy summer! I am sorry I haven’t posted in a while but I am sure you have all been too busy relaxing in the sun to really notice anyway :). Summer is one of my favorite times of year and it is also one of the busiest times of year for our family. ( I am sure you can relate!)
Summer is a time when most people fall off the “health bandwagon” because their schedules are just too jam packed with bbqs, beach trips, family reunions, weddings and the like, that are often fueled and filled with not so healthy food choices. Pretty soon summer can turn into our most unhealthy months if we are not careful. While I love to enjoy myself at a party and a good bbq I also try to stay on track with my health goals as much as I can.
Here are my 3 simple healthy living summertime tips to keep you hydrated, healthy, and of course happy.
Happy Healthy Summer Tips:
1. Drink an 8 oz glass of room temp water first thing when you get up in the morning. This will get your system moving from the day before and help start your day on a healthy track. Also I carry my filtered water bottle with me everywhere I go and sip on it constantly throughout the day to stay hydrated.
2. Have one meal loaded with greens a day. This can mean a green smoothie or a large veggie filled salad. If you know you are going to a party in the evening make sure to have this for lunch so at least you get your greens in.
3. Make Sun Tea! A great healthy alternative to caffinated beverages or sodas in the summer, is making a batch of Organic Green Tea Sun Tea. Its a perfect way to keep cool, feel refreshed and keep your energy up naturally. Just fill a glass jug with water and put in the appropriate amount of green tea bags ( I usually put 4-5 in my jug), mix in some Raw Organic Agave or Organic Maple Syrup and place jug in Sun for 25-30 mins until warm. Then place in the frig to cool and enjoy over ice!
So there you have it..your simple 3 steps to keeping this summer as healthy and happy as possible.
I will start back to my weekly blogs starting the week of August 12th as the kiddos will be back in school!
Cheers to your health!