As the world and our lives slowly get back into a semi-sense of normality, it is important to take care of yourself. The weather is getting warmer, so you are likely to eat and drink more than usual, plus the sun can wreak havoc on your skin. If you are looking to be the best version of you this summer, here are some top tips to ensure good health and wellbeing.
Always wear SPF
Even if the sun is not out, it is still really important that you incorporate SPF into your skincare routine. There are many things that you can use on your face that have SPF, from your moisturiser to your foundation and sunscreen. Just remember to use it every day. This will help your skin stay protected from the harmful sun rays, and also keep it hydrated. The higher the level of SPF in your sun cream, the better.
The thought of exercise can be an unwelcome one, particularly in the sunny weather, but it is important that you regularly workout to keep your body, muscles and mind in the best shape possible. You could go for a swim, a cycle or attend a local exercise class outdoors. It can also be good to find a workout buddy who can come with you and will help to motivate you when you really don’t feel like going. If you are experiencing pain due to exercise, or if you have just had a baby and need different sorts of exercise, be sure to speak to a professional. This could be a personal trainer, or you might want to try pelvic floor physiotherapy.
Incorporate healthy food into your diet
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. Instead, find inventive ways to add healthy food to your diet. You could make new, brightly coloured salads, or research exciting recipes with flavours that you love. It’s also a good way to calorie count and eat whatever you like (within reason) as long as you stick within the calorie count for the day. Make sure to weigh out ingredients and do proper portion control, so you don’t overeat. A cooking class could be a fun way to discover new recipes and get yourself inspired.