Tips for a Positively Glowing Summer You


Summer has arrived which means things are about to get hectic!

The kids are home from school, vacations are planned and it’s time to get out and enjoy the sunshine.

With all the summer activities and commotion, it can be hard to find the time to take care of yourself.

Remember, having fun this summer also means staying healthy! Here are a few tips to ensure your summer kicks off without a hitch.

1) The Importance of Water

Drinking lots of water will keep you hydrated and help cool you down on those hot, humid days. It’s important to refuel your body so you can keep your energy levels up, up, up!

I aim to have at least 6-8 cups water a day and to do so, I bought myself some cute cups from our local big box store that I keep beside my workstation at work. I fill it up at least twice in the morning and once in the afternoon. Plus, I drink a glass of water in the morning when I wake up and a glass of water at supper time. It is pretty much all I drink. (Besides my favourite London Fog from our local coffee shop once in a while.)

2) Sunny Days are Here, in Moderation

Throughout those long winter months, we often find ourselves craving the warm embrace of the sun—but too much of a good thing can lead to problems. Find a stylish sun hat, wear sunscreen and rock some cool shades while outdoors to protect you and your kids from the harmful rays. During peak times, go inside and cool off with a refreshing glass of lemonade.

3) Don’t Forget your Vitamins

In the winter, we always make sure to take our daily vitamins to keep ourselves as healthy as possible during those cold months, but it’s just as important to maintain this routine in the summer.

Spend those glorious days of freedom feeling your best. Vitafusion™ Men’s Complete Multivitamin and Women’s Complete Multivitamin are a quick and delicious way to ensure you get your daily dose of vitamins all year round!

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After a trip to the eye doctor a year ago I found out that vitamins are even important for our eye health. Who knew? So I make sure my kids take their multivitamins each and every day. Plus, I have my own stash of gummy vitamins that I take since I have trouble swallowing those big horse pills.

4) You are what you Eat

Oh how I wish we lived in a city or area where there are farmer’s markets available! And because I possess a black thumb of death, I do not grow my own fruits or veggies.

Summer is the perfect excuse to expand your diet. With so many wonderful and tasty fruits and vegetables in season, there are a ton of options to meet every need. Strawberry’s are at their prime in June, which means not only are they at their best, but they’re also readily available at a good price!

5) Work It!

The cold months of winter make it hard to get motivated to do anything active, especially going to the gym. This summer, skip the gym and head outside! Walking through trails, going for a run or even gardening in your backyard – there are so many reasons to head outside and get active.

We live in the perfect place to be active outside. We have tons of interesting places to hike or walk as well as many water and outdoor activities to take part in. One of my favourites is to take the kids to the park and swing or simply chase them around. I also enjoy going for bike rides (haven’t done it in couple years though) or swimming!

This summer remember to stay healthy and have fun!

Disclosure – I am a Church & Dwight ambassador. Throughout the year I will be showcasing and hosting giveaways for various Church & Dwight products. As always, the opinions expressed in the above post are honest and my own.

Brandy Reid is a stay at home mom to two very active and hockey obsessed boys. As a former YA librarian, Brandy loves to read and is obsessed with reading everyday whether it be books or blogs. Brandy proudly admits that she is a wee bit addicted to social media, especially Twitter. She also believes that everything in life you can related to the iconic TV Show Friends. No day is complete without chocolate.

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