5 Simple Healthy Swaps for Summer

A change of season doesn’t just mean a change in wardrobe and home décor, but health and lifestyle choices too.

Summer is a time for long, sunny days filled with vacations, gatherings, parties and outdoor eating which can put a toll on your healthy habits.

To get your head in the game, here are some simple swaps that will help you enjoy all the summer happenings without undermining your healthy lifestyle.

1. Fruit Infused Water Instead of Sugary Drinks

It’s very important to stay hydrated during the summer time but sometimes, the good old plain water just gets boring.  Instead of grabbing soda and those tempting sugary summer drinks, just add lemon, orange and other slices of fruits in your water to add flavor to your drink without sabotaging your diet.  Get yourself an Infuser Water Bottle that’s BPA-free to help you meet your daily hydration needs.

2. Homemade Popsicles Instead of Ice Cream

Another way to cool off during the summer is munching on frozen treats, but ice cream contains hundreds of calories.  Popsicles, on the other hand, are healthier when you make them yourself by using fresh fruits, organic fruit juices and yogurt without added sugar.

3. Visit Museums, Aquariums, Zoos and the like Instead of the Movie Theater

If you love going to the movies, why not go to other attractions in your place such as museums, aquariums and zoos?  You’ll be walking for hours and burn lots of calories without realizing it – better than just sitting inside the theater and munching on unhealthy movie snacks.

4. Hit the Outdoors Instead of Sitting at Home All Day

Enjoy the sunny skies and the warm weather and explore the outdoors.  Instead of being lazy all day at home, plan for different outdoor activities that can help you to shape up such as – hiking, nature walk, gardening, etc.

5. Water Exercises Instead of Home/Gym Workouts

This swap isn’t really a “Good vs Bad” since any type of exercise will benefit you, for sure.  But trying out water workouts in the summer is a lot more fun and enjoyable.  Try Water Aerobics, Aqua Yoga or Hydrospinning, a new fitness trend that brings a regular spin class inside the pool.

About Toni Marie

Toni is a regular contributing author on Guest Diet Blog. In addition to writing about the nutrition & exercise, she also likes to write about relationships and health.
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