4 Tips on How to Stay Healthy This Summer

How to beat the heat and stay hydrated, healthy, and feeling incredible throughout the summer months.

Erin Notz

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No matter where you live, the summer heat can take a toll on anyone’s health and wellness. I live in Tampa, FL, so it can get incredibly hot in the summer, leading to increased sweat and dehydration. It’s important to be extra conscious in these hotter months, and take extra care to stay healthy this summer. Below, I’ll be sharing a few tips on how you can accomplish just that!

Why It’s Important to Stay Healthy This Summer Season

First of all, let’s talk about why it can be challenging to stay healthy throughout the summer.

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#1 It’s incredibly HOT.

We’re spending our days sweating like crazy and probably on the go more than in the colder months. I know personally, I’m out and about 10x more when it’s hot out than when it’s cold.

Due to the increased heat and constant sweat, we lose electrolytes and hydration much faster. Especially if you live an active lifestyle, you’re more prone to dehydration in the summer. This can lead to muscle cramps, decreased cognitive and physical performance, and other health concerns (source).

If you’re interested in learning more about the effects of dehydration and why you should be drinking more water… Check out our article on the 7 reasons why you should increase your water intake!

#2 Dehydration impacts more people in the summer.

Like I said above, it’s much harder to stay fully hydrated in the summer months due to increased heat and sweat. The best way to stay hydrated in the heat is by utilizing a combination of electrolyte-rich foods, plenty of water, and an awesome electrolyte supplement.

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Erin Notz

Health & wellness writer. B.S. Dietetics. Personal development, mental health, food, fitness & healthy living. Read more: vitality-vixens.com | @vitalityvixens✨