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How to Get Summer-Ready: Top Tips for Staying Fit and Healthy

Apr. 26, 2023 / VASA Admin
Female swimmer sitting by the pool at VASA Fitness

Summer is a time for fun in the sun, beach vacations, and outdoor activities. It’s also the perfect opportunity to focus on your health and wellness. By following a few simple tips, you can stay fit and healthy throughout the summer months.

  1. Focus on nutrition. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Hydration is also essential in the summer months, so be sure to drink plenty of water and avoid sugary beverages.
  2. Incorporate physical activity into your routine. Regular exercise has countless benefits, including improved mood and a reduced risk of chronic diseases. The summer months offer a wide range of opportunities for physical activity, including swimming, hiking, biking, and team sports. Find an exercise routine that works for you and make it a part of your daily routine.
  3. Prioritize sleep and stress management. Quality sleep is essential for overall health and wellbeing. In the summer months, longer days and warmer temperatures can make it harder to get quality sleep. Establishing a regular sleep routine, avoiding caffeine and electronics before bed, and keeping your bedroom cool and dark can all help you get better sleep. Stress management is also important for overall health. Practice techniques like meditation, yoga, or deep breathing to reduce stress levels.
  4. Take care of your mind. Mental health plays a crucial role in overall wellness, and it’s important to prioritize self-care in the summer months. Summer can be a busy and stressful time, with vacations, social events, and other activities that can take a toll on mental health. To prioritize self-care, take time for activities that help you relax and unwind, such as reading a book, taking a walk outside, or practicing meditation. VASA’s STUDIO FLOW yoga classes are a great way to take care of your mental and physical health—dynamic movements and an infrared panel above every mat help to build strength and promote healing, recovery, and relaxation. It’s also important to set boundaries and say no to activities or events that may be overwhelming or stressful. Finally, seek support from loved ones or a mental health professional if needed, and prioritize your mental health just as you would your physical health. By taking care of your mental health, you can enjoy all the benefits of summer while maintaining overall wellness.
  5. Mix it up. Try new summer activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, or beach volleyball to incorporate physical activity into your summer fun. If you need to cool off, plan a trip to VASA and swim some laps in our indoor pool!

 

Female athlete stretching during a group STUDIO FLOW yoga class at VASA Fitness

 

Staying fit and healthy during the summer requires a focus on nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and stress management. By incorporating these tips into your daily routine, you can enjoy all the fun summer has to offer while maintaining your health and wellbeing.