As life begins to get back to normal, many of us are eager to get together with friends and family for BBQs, picnics, parties, vacations, and indulgent getaways to our favorite food and wine regions. However, it is also a time when many people let their diet go off track. It’s all too easy to fall off the proverbial wagon when your social calendar is suddenly full again. So while you are out there taking it all in and living your best life, here are five tips to help you stay on track.
Watch the Sugar
We all enjoy those wondrous days with long weekends, social outings, and chances to get a bit decadent with eat and drink – even if we know we should take it easy and stick to a proper diet. Decadent items like, you guessed it, ice cream on a hot day may be too much to pass up! But whether you’re heading out to a fancy dinner with your friends after spending the day on a pristine beach, enjoying a picnic in the sunshine at your favorite park or just meeting up with colleagues for a meal at the pub – your health is wealth. Keeping a balanced diet, while also keeping hydrated is a great way to avoid a trip to the gut specialist.
Remember to Engage in Exercise and Maintain an Ideal Weight
You can make sure your days off bring lots of fun without hurting your body with the right amount of great food and exercise – even when you feel like lounging around. Get out there and swim when you are at the beach instead of just getting some sun or take a good long walk and take in the scenery by the water – every little bit counts. If you are packing on extra pounds and it isn’t on purpose, a regular active lifestyle will benefit you far more than the next diet trend.
Don’t Forget Your Skin
It’s so common in today’s world, one of whirlwind ads everywhere people look, that humans fall into the trap of buying whatever trendy skin care product that is drop shipped from some reseller with a good marketing team. There are plenty of ways to keep your skin healthy without falling into the black hole of today’s social media trends. It might seem a bit old school, but when you are there with your friends on the beach, think like an 80’s movie and bring a big umbrella. You don’t have to hide under it all the time, but when you are done getting a bit of sun – move under your umbrella. Sometimes the oldest methods are the best after all.
So while you are out there living your dreams, or traveling for your vacation to sun soaked places – remember to keep it simple. Stay hydrated, eat good food in the right quantities and get yourself some natural exercise with a healthy and active lifestyle. Even the smallest changes can make a big difference!