10 Ways to Have a Healthier Summer This Year


According to “Canadian Living,” paying attention to your health this summer is as easy as these 10 steps:

1.) Eat Breakfast: Are you eating the most important meal of the day? Breakfast not only prepares you for the day, it replenishes your body after a long fast. Hence the reason they call breakfast, break-fast.

2.) Take a Walk: If you wake up with the sun and before your alarm, take the opportunity to get some vitamin D, burn some extra calories, and get your day started off on the right foot. Literally.

3.) Celebrate Clean Air Day Along With a Canadian!
June 3, 2009, is Clean Air Day, in which Canadians focus their attention on air quality and climate change. Support the Commuter Challenge in your area (within the US) which focuses on commuting with others (https://challenge.getdowntown.org/how-it-works), walking instead of driving, or takin the bus. You can also support Clean Air Day by encouraging your workplace to support efforts to combat air pollution.

4.) Start Meal Planning: Having a plan leads to greater success with your health or weight-loss goals. Consider a meal-planning app such as Platejoy or Mealime.

5.) Drink Red Wine: One glass of red wine a night is not only full of antioxidants but also studies show that it can help you keep your brain in tip-top shape.

6.) Run or Walk For Charity: It’s a great way to get in shape and support a good cause!

7.) It’s Strawberry Picking Season: There are so many fun recipes to make including strawberry shortcake and so much more.

8.) May is Stroke Awareness Month: Last week we looked at how to better spot a stroke. Check out this article here.

9.) Trade-in That Electric Mower For a Push One: Get exercise and contribute to cleaner air.

10.) It’s Farmer’s Market Season! It’s that time of year again to purchase foods from local farmers. Contribute to supporting local farmers and buy healthy food at the same time.

For the full article by “Canadian Living”  and 10 Things to Do in June.