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3 Ways to Have a Healthier Summer

By Genevieve Cunningham

Summer can be so much fun. From the time that we're young, summer is the season to look forward to. No school. Longer days. Vacations and days spent with friends. What's not to love? As we get older, we have to throw work into the mix, but summer is still something we look forward to throughout the year. It's a great time to unwind and relax -- and it's also a great time to think about our health. Feeling good and having fun in summer is so much easier when we're healthy. If you would like to keep your summer healthy, take a look at these tips to get you moving in the right direction today. 

Start Moving Early

This means moving early in the season and early in the day. When we move early in the season, our bodies start to respond. By the time the middle of summer rolls around, we can move and be active with less effort. We may choose to move early in the morning because of the heat. Summer is hot, and if we don't take it seriously, it can be dangerous. If we exercise first thing in the morning, we get our movement in without overheating -- a win-win for the summer months. 

Eat Summer Food

Summer food is so good. When we think of summer, we think of fresh fruits and vegetables. We think of salads. We think of things that are light and delicious. If we fill our diets with more of these summer foods and less junk, we will definitely see an improvement in our health. You don't have to change everything about your health, but small changes can create a huge impact. Start adding a few summer foods right now, and your health will respond as the summer months go by.

Relax, Relax, Relax

Relaxation is actually a big part of staying healthy. If we don't take time to relax, we are more likely to see a rise in stress levels. And the higher our stress, the more we invite illness and injury into our lives. Make time to relax. Whether it's a week-long vacation or a simple 20 minutes every day, relaxation is crucial to your well-being. Make it a part of your summer plans, and watch the benefits roll in. 

A healthy summer is a fun summer. It means enjoying more of our time and keeping our bodies in the best shape. And with the right habits, it's not hard to do! Use these tips to improve your health this summer so that you can enjoy every minute of the summer fun.

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

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