If you made any New Year’s health resolutions, you should be making some progress by now. It’s springtime already, and making a few changes to your daily lifestyle right now can set you on the path to a healthier summer. The biggest changes in life are initiated by making small changes over an extended period of time. Try making the following changes and sticking to them. You might be surprised how much better you feel and look after a while.
Get a Better Night’s Sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep can be just as important as eating properly and exercising. Hot summer nights might be hard to get the full eight hours without a good air conditioner or fan. Be sure that your air conditioner is working properly before the hottest months of the year arrive. The best time to buy a new air conditioner is in the spring or fall, so check out the hottest deals today if your old one needs to be replaced.
Switch to Vaping
So many people make the decision to quit smoking when the New Year comes along, only to continue smoking well into the year and forgetting about the promise they made to themselves and others. If you’re one of these people, you can try switching to vape. Rather than inhale tobacco smoke – which contains dozens of known carcinogens – this option lets you inhale the vapor of heated liquid known as e-juice. What’s more, companies like ZampleBox specialize in providing a wide variety of e-juice flavors to consumers, giving those who switch an exciting selection to choose from. While still containing nicotine, evidence shows vaping is safer than smoking cigarettes.
Cut Back on Alcohol
The hot summer months will dehydrate you and slow you down if you let them. Drinking too much alcohol can slow you down as well. Too much alcohol has a dehydrating effect on the body and can lead to addictive behavior. Drinking too much can also interfere with a good night’s sleep and keep you from establishing healthier habits like exercising and eating well. Alcohol inhibits a notable percentage of the nutrients in foods from being absorbed by the body.
Improve Your Diet
You should take advantage of the lower prices on fruits and vegetables during the summer months. You’ll save money, support your local farmers and be that much healthier for it. Cucumbers, arugula, and carrots are the most notable vegetables that are in season during the summer months. Delicious and nutritious choices of fruit that are in season during summer include apricots, cherries, and plums. Watermelons are a summer favorite because of the refreshing taste and high water content in them. They aren’t the only kinds of melons in season during summer, though. Cantaloupe and honeydew are sweeter and more nutritious during the summer months, as well as cheaper.
Start Exercising Today
Summer starts in June and, whether you’re a male or a female, you want to look your best this summer. Tighten those muscles and lose those pounds while you still comfortably can. The weather in May might be warm, but it’s still cool enough to go jogging in the early morning hours. If you are new to exercising or haven’t exercised in a while, you should go for a long walk in the morning, if you have the time. It will train your body to get used to getting up early and partaking in some physical activity. Do it now; you might have to exercise inside once mid-June comes along!