Here comes the summer!!! Finally here after what has been a long cold winter and spring! It's great to see big blue skies and feel some warm sunshine on our faces again. And even better, it's expected to be around for a while too, so happy days!! Whether you're going to hit the beach, swim in the sea, hike the countryside, climb those mountains or get out on the lake, it's a time to get into the fresh air and be even more active with our family and friends.
As one of Dublin's Go-To Natural Health Clinics, we at Trinity wanted to pass on some Natural Health Summer Tips to help you avoid any physical mishaps or pitfalls in your activities. A lot of these are basically reminders to us all of simple common sense, but some are actually based on personal experiences, hopefully they can be of some use.
Here comes the summer! Bring it on!
Tip #1 - Avoid Dehydration.
Drink plenty of fluids particularly in warm weather, skip the sugary ones ie Fizzy drinks and Fruit juices, they contain a lot of sugars and don't benefit your body at all and actually contribute to dehydration. Drink water of course, but add some Electrolytes to your drink to give you the vital Minerals and Trace Minerals your body needs.
Dark coloured urine.
(sources: Dr. Berg Nutritionist, Epicurious.com)
Tip #2 - Sunshine benefits.
Apart from the obvious fact that sunshine puts us all in a good mood, and helps everything to look brighter and more beautiful, it provides a wide variety of physical health benefits. Of course it goes without saying, we should always avoid sunburn etc but once sensible precautions are taken, we should take full advantage of it while it's there.
Helps increase bone strength.
Creates vitamin D (a huge factor in the immune system).
Helps improve sleep.
Helps lower blood pressure.
(sources: Dr Ken D Berry, Dr Berg Nutritionist)
Tip #3 - Exercise and Stretching.
Physical exercise as you already know, is another activity of enormous benefit to our health both physically and mentally. But whether it's a big walk in the countryside, a hardcore hike up the mountains, or a long distance swim in the ocean, it's important to loosen things up and stretch it out a little before you get going! So don't forget to stretch your limbs for a few minutes BEFORE you start out. Just GOOGLE for some simple Stretching Techniques.
Improves mental well being.
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