On the surface, summer is a great time to make sure that you’re taking care of yourself and living a healthy lifestyle. There’s an abundance of fresh salads to enjoy, more opportunity to get outdoors, and the prospect of wearing a bikini can often make us take a good long look at our lifestyle habits.
The truth though is that we still have so many other priorities to balance, so if you’ve taken your eye off the ball a little bit then you’re definitely not alone. Here, I’m going to walk you through three ways in which you can stay healthy this summer…
Try out some new recipes
I often find myself stuck in such a rut when it comes to the meals I eat. I’ll grab the same meal deal every lunch time, cook the same dinners on an evening, and ring up the same takeaway when Friday night comes round.
If you feel the same, why not commit to making at least one new recipe each week? This honey garlic chicken recipe is a great place to start. I’ve been doing this for quite some time, and I love the challenge!
For more great healthy recipe inspiration, check out SlimmingViolet.com.
Get outside and do some exercise
These days, so many of us think that the only way to get fit is to fork out for a gym membership. There are of course plenty of benefits involved with joining a gym, but it’s definitely not your only option. Whilst the weather is warm and the evenings are lighter, why not get outside and try something different?
You could play your favourite sport with a few friends, take your dog for a long walk, or even just spend more time outdoors. It’s good for you, and it’s also a great way to embrace frugal living. You don’t have to spend money to take care of yourself!
Put self care back into your routine
Self care is a real buzz word right now, but that doesn’t mean that it’s just a passing fad that you should ignore. We often forget to look after ourselves on a day to day basis, and reassessing your routine can do you so much good.
You could make sure that you’re taking the time for exercise, spend an evening pampering yourself, or carry out a general audit of your health and wellbeing and establish where you could make some improvements. If you’re concerned about whether you’re getting a balanced diet, you could consider vitamin and nutritional testing. These are helpful in terms of diagnosing vitamin deficiencies or an excess or overabundance of particular vitamins.
How do you ensure that you stay healthy during the summer? Leave a comment below and let us know your best hints and tips!