Bites from Andrea: How Do You Keep Healthy in the Summer Months?
How do you stay healthy in the summer?
You may find it easier to keep healthy in the summer with the delicious selection of seasonal produce available and warm temperatures to get outside and keep active. But, you may also find it more difficult to stay healthy this summer with more holiday plans that can interrupt good habits. This is a good time to do a check-in with yourself and think about your progress and make any course corrections needed to achieve the right balance.
While achieving good health does take some planning, it doesn’t have to take more time. For my 5 attributes for sustaining change, check out this previous post on Habits.
Some of my favorite ways to keep healthy while on vacation include:
- start the morning off when it is cool and you are refreshed with a morning activity (such as a walk or run)
- family bike rides
- hiking in the mountains
- cooking fresh whole foods (including veggies!) on the campfire
- offering a raw veggie and dip tray as part of our afternoon happy hour snacks
What is your favorite tip for keeping healthy over the summer? Post your comments below.
If you need help putting your goals into action we can help. Work with one of our friendly Registered Dietitians at our Calgary office or by phone or Skype. Explore our Nutrition Counselling Programs.