Summer vacation is a real treat for both your body and soul. But how should we spend it so at the end we can really feel fully rested and energetic to come back work all recharged? Specialists say that during the holidays it is necessary to pay attention to your diet, adequate rest and proper care of your health.
High-quality night’s sleep
Sleep quality determines not only physical well-being but also the psychological condition. If during work you can only find a few hours for this fun activity, at least during the holidays allow yourself to sleep enough. Specialists advise that people should be sleeping in a well-ventilated room, relaxed. Don’t drink any coffee and avoid eating too much. In addition, it is advisable to get rid of the habit of turning off the morning alarm clock to a later time – it just disrupts the sleep cycle and absolutely does not give extra rest, especially during the holidays.
Skip rows in hospitals and do a necessary research
In summer, medical institutions have shorter waiting lists, so experts recommend you to save time and do your scheduled researchers at summer. If you have the slightest suspicion of your health condition, don’t wait too long to check it. Moreover, in many cases, just checking the blood is not enough – if you suffer from more serious ailments or have doubts about your health, take the opportunity to quickly perform whole-body MRI during the summer – non-invasive screening which will show all your body’s and organs’ images.
Forget about stress
During your holidays, try to spend at least a few minutes every day for relaxation – meditation, special relaxation exercises, a walk in nature or simply pleasantly spent time reading a favorite book are just perfect. Specialists also advise as often as possible to eat nuts or bananas which increase the so-called happiness hormone – serotonin – therefore making you happier and more relaxed.
Do not forget to have breakfast
If during weekday mornings you do not want to eat, or you simply can’t find time to eat, try to develop the healthy habit of eating in the morning during this holiday, when you have more time and can take that time to enjoy the delicious food. If we start the day on an empty stomach, we don’t get enough energy, sugar in blood decreases, and the body begins to accumulate stocks, slowing down the metabolic processes. Dietitians advise to eat the morning meal light, but with energy providing ingredients: fresh fruits and vegetables, cereals, low-fat milk or yogurt, whole grain bread, boiled egg.
Drink enough water
In order to maintain a good mood, it is important to drink enough water – it not only helps to restore fluid balance, but also improves digestion, sleep quality, and increases efficiency. It is very important that the body has no water shortage during the summer heat. So, if you are traveling during the holidays, it is advisable always to have a water bottle nearby you. Dietitians urge to drink pure water or water with lemon, but it, not sweet soda drinks.