Summer heat can be exhausting.
High temperatures often come with low hydration, low energy, and sometimes even heat exhaustion.
Add to that everyone’s favorite summertime activities like going to the beach, playing outdoor sports, and good old-fashioned fun in the backyard with family…
And it can be all too easy to become totally drained and even dehydrated.
So, how can you beat the heat and make the most out of the summer months?
Follow along as we go through 5 tips for more energy to keep you up, active, and feeling your best all summer long.
When it comes to feeling low energy, taking a look at your sleep schedule is always a great place to start.
If you find yourself consistently getting less than seven hours of sleep, take this summer as your opportunity to change things up.
Getting deep sleep plays a crucial role in daily energy levels, as it improves your body’s ability to make ATP — a vital energy-carrying molecule.
So, whatever your daily schedule looks like, block out time in your night for eight to nine hours of sleep. Also, follow these additional tips to help you stick to the plan:
Spending time in the sun will always have an impact on your body. But if you manage your sleep well, it can help provide some much-needed balance to your energy levels.
As soon as we step out into the heat, our bodies start working hard to keep us cool.
Our heart rate rises, our breathing quickens, and we start to sweat. This process causes us to lose not only water, but also electrolytes like sodium, chloride, potassium, and magnesium.
Plus, the more active you are — and the hotter it is outside — the faster you’ll lose these vital resources.
And in extreme cases, dehydration can lead to heat exhaustion, which can cause serious health issues.
That’s why it’s so important to pay close attention to your water intake over the summer, especially if you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors.
To ensure you stay hydrated, make a conscious effort to drink one or two more glasses of water than you normally do every day.
And if you’re a heavy coffee, tea, or sports drink enjoyer, consider replacing one of your caffeinated drinks of choice with a glass of water.
When you’re having fun in the sun, drinking more water is one of the best ways to keep energy levels up!
We’ve all heard the saying: “The best offense is a good defense.”
Well, that certainly applies when combatting low energy in the summertime.
In the previous section, we covered how summer heat can cause a loss of electrolytes and dehydration…
And although it’s impossible to avoid high temperatures outdoors, protecting yourself from the sun can help keep you cool and preserve your energy.
So, if your summer plans involve lots of sun, don’t forget to bring these protective items with you:
If your diet is full of heavily processed, calorie-dense foods, you’ll certainly feel it when you spend time outdoors.
These foods can leave you feeling sluggish and lethargic, making it difficult to lean in and enjoy your summer fun.
If you think your diet is slowing you down, try adding some fresh fruit and seasonal vegetables into the mix.
Fruits like watermelon, pineapple, and honeydew make a light, refreshing treat that will help keep you going throughout the day. Not to mention, they’ll also keep you fuller for longer than most processed snacks.
The key here is to tailor your diet so you’re eating more nutritious, filling foods that will keep you satisfied without weighing you down.
You can also try splitting up your typical three meals into smaller ones to avoid those pesky food comas.
And, last but certainly not least, be sure to limit your alcohol intake during your outdoor activities. Alcohol greatly contributes to dehydration, which can easily ruin a fun summer day.
Besides managing your food, water, and sleep, BEMER muscle stimulation is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to naturally boost energy levels.
Just two eight-minute sessions with BEMER can enhance local blood flow, increasing the supply of vital oxygen and nutrients to your muscle cells.
With daily use, you can see a noticeable increase in energy, plus a list of other health-transforming benefits. BEMER stimulates muscles to improve:
All of which can help you make the most out of your summer days.
And the best part?
You can get these benefits from the comfort of your own home.
Application is as simple as lying down on the full-sized B.BODY applicator, wrapping the B.PAD around your waist or legs, or applying the smaller B.SPOT to a targeted area.
In two eight-minute sessions, BEMER can be your secret weapon in the fight against low energy during the summer months.
Reach out to your local BEMER distributor today to learn more!
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