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  • Luciana Jimenez

Healthy Habits to Start This Summer

Summer vacation brings breaks from work or school, allowing for more free time and flexibility in your schedule. This can be an ideal opportunity to start and cultivate new habits without the usual time constraints and distractions. Establishing new habits during the summer can create positive associations with the season itself. When you associate the warm and sunny months with personal growth and self-improvement, it can reinforce your commitment to those habits.



Below are 4 habits to start this summer:



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Habit #1: Stay Hydrated


Of course we’ve all heard how important it is to drink water, but it’s still difficult to make staying hydrated a priority. Staying hydrated is crucial for maintaining good health and well-being. Water is essential for our bodies to function properly, which is why you should make it a habit this summer to drink at least 64 ounces of water each day. While drinking lots of water positively affects our digestive system and provides us energy, it is also crucial to maintaining glowy skin for summer. It is especially important to stay hydrated during the hot summer months to regulate the body’s temperature, which is why drinking more water this summer should be at the top of your bucket list.


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Habit #2: Eat More Produce


Another thing you should definitely do this summer is taking advantage of seasonal fruits. The natural sugar in fruit gives them a sweet and delicious taste that satisfies your sweet tooth in a healthy way. Fruits are also light and refreshing, which provides your body a cooling effect during the hot summer months. Watermelon, strawberries, cherries, and apricots are just some of the delicious fruits that you should definitely take advantage of while they’re in still in season




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Habit #3: Read


Along with the liberation and free time that summer brings, boredom also comes along. That’s where reading comes in. Whether it’s a romance, a mystery, or a thriller, reading any book is a quick remedy to summer boredom. Reading keeps the mind engaged and active while also giving you an opportunity to relax and escape from daily stressors. Try to read at least 2 books a month and you’ll never be bored.





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Habit #4: Journal


Journaling allows you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your emotions through self reflection. Your journal can also serve as a record of events, and in this specific scenario, a record of your summer. Journaling provides a range of benefits for personal development and emotional well-being. It's a tool that can be adapted to fit your individual preferences and needs while also having a positive impact on various aspects of your life and your mental health. So, go out and buy a journal and make it your own.




 

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