Tips for a Healthy Summer
By Donna Stark
Just because cold and flu season is over by the time summer comes around doesn't mean you still can't get sick from viral infections. And although that isn't what you want to hear right now, there is no reason to start worrying. There are several things you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy. Take a look at the following tips from your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. These suggestions will boost your immunity and help you maintain great health so you can enjoy everything that summer has to offer.
Reduce Sugar Consumption
Eating foods that are high in sugar can trigger inflammation in the body and have lasting effects on the way your white blood cells attack bacteria. On top of that, if you are consuming a sugar-rich diet, it probably means you aren't filling your body with the nutrition it needs from whole, natural foods. Try to reduce as much artificial sugar from your diet and replace those food items with more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. Fill up on plenty of Vitamin C and D too!
Make time for exercise! Just 30 minutes of exercise each day can help improve circulation and increase immune cells in the body. Go for a morning walk when the temperatures are cool, pull out your bike and explore your local towns, or jump in the pool! Walking, cycling, and swimming are perfect summer exercises to engage in because they will boost your immune system and are low-impact.
Prioritizing your sleep always makes sense. Getting the recommended amount of rest each night allows your body to repair, recharge, and refresh itself from the day you just had so it can be in even better shape for the next day ahead. Make sure you follow a consistent bedtime routine, wake up and go to sleep at the same times each day, and turn off all electronics at least an hour before bed.
Wash Your Hands
One of the easiest and most successful ways to avoid the spread of germs is to wash your hands frequently throughout the day and to keep them away from your eyes, nose, and mouth. Make sure everyone in your family is following proper hand washing protocols, especially when they come back home from being out and before they are ready to eat.
Enjoy a Healthy Summer
The chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic hope you and your loved ones have a safe, fun, and healthy summer! And with the suggestions above, that should be easy to achieve!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Newtown Square, Pa.