Unexpected Ways To Improve Summer Health
It’s summer time and therefore, the beginning of bikini season. Wherever you look, you can read article after article in magazines about the weirdest and wackiest diets that are popular right now for our swimsuit confidence. You may read about juicing, smoothies, not eating before a certain time or even not eating at all (though we don’t recommend that one).
The thing is, there are a lot of things out there that can help your summer health that you may not believe! Weird and wacky doesn’t just define some of the diets on the market. We’ve put together a list of the most surprising things that you can do to boost your health, today.
Ditching the cardio at the gym is an odd one if you like a heavy workout, but passive exercise is so much more revitalizing when you are doing it in the home. Yoga, Pilates, and even Tai Chi are slow moving, meaning that you can learn how to do the more deliberate movement with control.
Passive exercise is a great way to up your energy levels, tone up and even help your digestive system. Movement improves your circulatory system, and if you are keeping your blood flowing through your body, you are also keeping your digestive tract moving.
So, not only are you keeping your body toned and healthy with exercise despite the lack of gym membership, you can use exercise alongside your regular IBS treatment to keep your digestive system healthy. Yoga focuses on stretches and bending your body into poses that can truly affect the flow of energy through your body, meaning your insides are getting stretched, too! Exercise is always good for us and there are so many options for summer health.
Obviously, this doesn’t come up in the magazines you’re reading. Crying is a way to release stress and chemicals that make you feel sad and depressed. Sitting down to watch a weepy film with a warm herbal tea and letting out all that pent-up emotion is a great way to boost your mental health, making you feel relieved and at peace with whatever has made you feel like crying in the first place.
Every single health article you read will tell you all about staying away from certain sugars and fats, but did you know that ice cream is a low GI food? This translates into the fact that ice cream is slow releasing and therefore keeps you satisfied. The next time you’re on a diet and feel the need to binge eat on Haagen Dazs, portion it out instead and eat slowly. Dairy can also reduce your risk of hypertension, so it’s a win-win!
We all know the dangers of binge drinking, but did you know that wine contains polyphenols? These little vitamins can reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. We wouldn’t suggest a bottle a day, but a glass from time to time certainly isn’t going to do your summer health much damage. Wine is also packed with antioxidants, making it hugely beneficial for your health.
Did these Summer Health Tips surprise you? How do you stay healthy in the Summer?