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What Are Your Summer Goals

Spring and summer are the times for growth and renewal. If you haven’t made goals this spring, it’s time to start on summer goals. It’s the best time to create weight loss and healthy eating goals since fresh vegetables and fruit are plentiful. You can make it fun by hunting out the vegetable stands of local farmers. The sun is shining, and for the most part, the weather is inviting, so outside sports and activities are plentiful.

Focus on hydration.

Even mild dehydration can cause health issues. At best, it can cause muscle and joint aches and pains. In seniors, it can cause mental confusion that may resemble dementia. It’s hot, you sweat and it’s more apparent that you need water to replace the amount you lost in sweating. When you’re inside, air conditioning dries out the air as part of the cooling process. That can also dry out your skin and ultimately cause mild dehydration. Some of the signs are lethargy and total lack of energy. Focus on drinking more water or drink water when you need a pick-me-up.

Maybe you want to look better in summer clothing.

Summer clothing is far more revealing than its winter counterparts. It can cause you to feel self-conscious. Instead of hiding under a beach umbrella or wearing loose-fitting clothing, it’s a great time to get into shape. Exercising should be one of your summer goals if that description rings true to you. There are many activities you can do in the summer that also burn tons of calories. Swimming is one of them. It’s easy on the joints due to the body’s buoyancy, yet the viscosity of the water makes it harder to move, burning extra calories.

There’s no better time to start eating healthier.

Fresh fruit and vegetables are abundant. They aren’t picked early, so they taste better. The hot weather also makes juicy produce taste better than heavier fried foods. You might combine a more active lifestyle by growing produce. It always tastes better when you grow it yourself. If you don’t have space for a garden, create a container garden. Bush beans and determinate tomatoes are easy to grow in a container.

  • Your goal may be to spend more time in Mother Nature. If you do safe sunning, you’ll boost your vitamin D intake. If you’re spending a long time in the sun, don’t forget to use sunscreen.
  • Make your goal learning to relax. Sitting outside in nature, gardening, and learning breathing exercises helps. Walking barefoot on the grass or earth is called earthing. It draws energy from the earth to help you relax.
  • Improve your social life in the summer. Join an active group that does biking, swimming, hiking, or other sports. People who socialize more live longer.
  • Make summer your time for renewal and don’t beat yourself up if you don’t stick with it for a day. Just start anew the next day. Even if you have to lose weight, get fit, quit smoking, or whatever your goal is, treat yourself with kindness and forgive slip-ups when they happen.

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