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5 Tips for Healthy Living this Summer

5 Tips for Healthy Living this Summer - Swedish Institute - New York, NY

Keep your health in check this summer with these 5 simple nutrition, fitness & lifestyle tips.


Summer marks the ultimate peak of the life cycle. With bees buzzing, gardens overflowing, and kids running through sprinklers – it’s the ultimate yang energy of activity, excitement & enthusiasm for life.


Here’s your guide on how to live healthy and in sync with the season.


☯️ Nourish

The Fire element of Summer governs the small intestine. Therefore its job is to transform what we eat & drink into usable components. But it can’t extract nutrients from foods that don’t have any. Luckily, this is the season for some of the most nutritious and accessible food around. From Montauk fluke to North Fork corn, there’s no excuse not to eat local, in-season foods whose nutrients are at their peak in summer. Indeed, this is THE season we wait for all year!


☯️ Move

Summer is the season of activity and the perfect time to make use of the energy you conserved all winter. So get outside and get your circulation going! Swimming is one of the best exercises on the planet because it engages almost every muscle group. And, since it’s not exactly easy to find an open pool in the dead of winter, make full use of this way-too-short season.


☯️ Hydrate

Activity + heat = sweat + dehydration. So, drink 8-10 glasses of clean water each day. Infuse fun flavors by adding fresh mint or blueberry ice cubes. And EAT YOUR WATERMELON, which stays true to its name with an H2O content of 95% + an unrivaled flavor that’ll satisfy any sweet tooth.


☯️ Socialize

Take longer lunches than usual with co-workers, and later dinners al fresco with friends. From backyard barbeques to movies in the park, make it a priority to have fun on a regular basis. Because it’s just as important to your self-care as anything else.


☯️ Sense

Walk barefoot on the grass and stroll in the sand. Listen to the birds sing at dawn, the crickets chirp at dusk, and children screech with joy anytime an ice cream truck announces its arrival. Smell the peonies, savor the fruit, breathe in the salt water, and let nature recharge your battery pack.

Undoubtedly, the world is alive and at its peak.


Happy Summer! ☀️

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