How to Stay Healthy During Summer
With skimpy clothes and bikini time at the beach, most of us become more aware of our bodies during the summer months. While there are lots of healthy options like fresh, seasonal veg and barbequed fish, hot weather can also mean overindulging: burgers on the grill, ice-cream for dessert… It’s important to take a balanced approach by not losing too much weight on a pre-holiday diet, but also not putting too much on without realising it!
The trick to taking this balanced approach is to learn about what is a healthy BMI and, most importantly, discover yours. For lots of helpful information on this click here!
Essentially, BMI is a measure of your weight that takes height into account, so it gives a more nuanced indication of whether you’re at a healthy level. By working yours out you’ll be able to see whether you’re over or under your ideal weight and then adjust your diet accordingly.
For example, if you need to lose weight over the summer months make sure to bring vegetables to a BBQ, opt for lunch-time salads by the beach and try gorgeous summer berries when you need a sweet fix.
So, now that you know what is a healthy BMI and how to stay within the healthy range by eating well, perhaps you want to do some exercise too!
Lots of people find that staying active is a great way to help control their weight as well as contributing to long-term physical and mental well-being. It’s easy to neglect exercise during the summer when you’re busy enjoying the sunshine with friends but, actually, it’s one of the best seasons for exercise due to the long, light-filled days and outdoor-friendly weather.
If you’re a runner, for example, why not take advantage of the light and go out early morning or just before bed? Enjoy running outside at a time of day that would be impossible during the colder months.
Or, if you’re more of a swimmer, see whether you have a local lido and try exercising in an outdoor pool during the hotter weather. A change of scene is often a great way to reinvigorate your exercise regime!
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