School is coming to an end and the sun is finally coming out, which means….summer is coming! What better way to kick off summer than a ways to maximize the beautiful weather and use this summer as a way to get healthier? Follow these fun and easy tips to make this summer the best one yet.
- Drink water! Soda and juice doesn’t quench your thirst on a hot summer day quite like water does, and it takes no more effort than, well, filling up something with water. If you switched to water only for the summer rather than drinking one 20oz soda, 3 times a week, at the end of the season you will save 7,500 calories! That’s over two pounds of body fat exclusively from soda!
- Commit yourself to utilizing the weather! Last summer I was so excited when school ended because I could go camping, I could float the river, I could even exercise outside. But as summer dwindled, I realized I took one camping trip, I worked out in a commercial gym, even though a large portion of my workouts consisted of cardio, and the river was never floated. Use what Corvallis gives to us! This weather doesn’t last forever, so use it or lose it.
- Stay safe in the sun! If you are following rule one and two, then you have been outside a lot and are very well hydrated. But don’t forget the sun is cruel. One moment it will be your friend, and the next you look like a more red, and a more pained version of your self. Sunscreen is important to use and to keep on hand. And remember to REAPPLY! Stash some in your glove box of your car, so even if you forget, you will still have backup. Unless you forget that too.
Have a safe and successful summer! Be Well Be Orange