5 Tips for Your Healthiest Summer Yet

For me, summer time is the easiest time to eat healthy. The heat makes you wear less clothing, fresh fruit and vegetables are everywhere, and swimming is one of the best cardio activities around! I have come up with 5 easy tips for your healthiest summer yet.

1. Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! I know. You hear it all the time, don’t you? But water is so important for our body. Not only does it help you eat less, it helps your skin give a nice healthy glow.

2. Since it gets so hot down here in the South for the summer, you see all sorts of people donning less clothing. That’s not always a good thing! But for me, it always reminds me that even if I don’t make it to the gym that day, I should at least attempt some squats, crunches, and a few push ups while watching some mindless tv.

3. It’s so easy to eat fresh fruits and vegetables during the summer. I love nothing more than strolling the farmer’s market and then heading home and firing up the grill. And dining outside? Don’t mind if I do!

4. Don’t forget one of the most important aspects of summer– Sunscreen!! While a suntan may look cool, I assure you that skin cancer is not! Even if you are outside for 15 minutes, you need to put on sunscreen.

5. Summer represents a fun and care-free time in our life. An important thing to remember, is to take advantage of family fun. Water the flowers with your kiddos, take them to the park, blow some bubbles outside! Or maybe sneak away to one of those awesome summer movies that are sure to come out! No matter what, make sure you are enjoying your family time.

Rachel is a photographer, wife, blogger, runner, and mom to two redheaded princesses. She started her running journey is 2009 because she wanted to run a 5K and lose some of the baby weight from her youngest daughter. After running her first 5K, she signed up for the Disney Princess Half Marathon and has never looked back. She has since completed numerous 5K’s, a 10K, and 4 half marathons. She also lost 35 lbs. by portion control, learning what foods are good for your body, and exercise. Running has taught her many things in the past 2 years, but most importantly to never give up.

Her blog, Running Backwards in High Heels, showcases her juggling talents of mom, wife, SEC football fan, wanna-be fashionista, photographer, and runner. 

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