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Prepare for Summer With 4 Healthy Habits

By Brandi Goodman 

Many people have been in sloth mode in the previous months. You may have found yourself sitting around the house binge-watching television. It's now time to build back some healthy habits. It will help to prepare for summer and get you ready for the adventures that await.

Stick to Drinking Water

Your body needs water to keep it hydrated and fueled for the day. You should focus on drinking only water and avoid consuming caffeinated beverages, juice, and other sugary drinks. Water is all your body needs, particularly throughout the hot summer months when you're more likely to lose water through sweating.

Get Up and Move

It will be difficult to spend the day swimming or go hiking if you haven't gotten up and moved much lately at all. You need to start getting up and moving now in preparation. Add in at least 20 minutes of exercise to your day so you can help your body get used to activity and ensure your muscles and joints can handle it. 

Fill Your Plate With Color

Your brain and body both need healthy foods to fuel them. You won't maintain your energy and be able to make it through all your summer activities when you're eating processed junk. Start filling your plates with color and get used to eating a healthier diet now that can continue through the summer. Add green veggies, colorful berries, and whole grains for a full variety.

Bike to Work

A car isn't necessary to make a commute. You can start biking to work instead for numerous benefits. You'll save on gas, forgo emitting pollution -- all while burning calories and getting your lower body in great shape. Riding a bike is a common summer activity. Take advantage of that and make the commute to work each day -- or at least on the nicest ones -- to benefit your body. It will help prepare your muscles so you can enjoy summer rides with friends easily..

Some healthy habits can help to prepare you for the summer months and ensure your body is able to handle the heat. You're bound to engage in more physical activity as you get back into the city with things opening up, plus enjoying some of the traditional summer options such as swimming and biking. Start making one change at a time so you don't overwhelm yourself.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Eastvale, Calif.

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