• Roni Neeley

🎄How to survive the silly season🎄

I know we have all been looking forward to these summer holidays, fun times with family and friends. Unfortunately, this time of year can also be stressful. We often tend to overindulge on food and alcohol, exercise less and sometimes get overwhelmed and anxious about it all.

The last few months have been challenging, even for those of us who have enjoyed the lockdown period, transitions and changes can cause unease. Please take care of yourself during this time, take a breather and enjoy a well deserved break.

Drink plenty of water

Drink 2-3 liters of water a day to keep hydrated, support your digestion and wellbeing. Add lemon and ginger for extra flavor and an immune boost. Try to balance the intake of alcohol and the water you drink (for every glass of alcohol, have a glass of water in between). Your body and mind will thank you for this.

🍓Try some healthy recipes

Have lots of fruit and vegetables as part of your meals. It is the perfect season for beautiful salads and sensational berries. Have those on offer for the kids as snack, better than lollies and chips. Keeping meals light suits the summer heat and will leave you feeling better for it.

Keep moving🚶

It is easy to lose track of your exercise routine. Keep it simple and fun; go for a swim, a walk or a jog in the evening when it cools down. This will help you keep your weight in check, maintain your fitness levels and balance your mood.

😊 Relax

Entertaining, planning for family gatherings, shopping, cooking, overspending, can all get too much. Remember, this is supposed to be fun. Try to identify your limits, keep a sense of humor and breathe. Take time for yourself and savor moments with loved ones. Making memories doesn’t need to be stressful, hard or perfect, just enjoy the moment.

Be grateful to give and receive🙏

Being able to receive and gift presents, be with family and friends need not be taken for granted, especially during these times. Appreciate our resilience as individuals, communities, families, businesses and a nation to be able to celebrate this time of year.

Be mindful that all of us are coping with these challenges in our own unique way. Be empathetic, patient and grateful for yourself and those around you.

Have a great summer 🎅.

Please share this with your family and friends who can benefit from these health tips.

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