For many of us, road trips, fun in the sun and staying up a little too late while the kids are out of school fill the months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. However you spend your days, summer time is synonymous with fun. And as fun as summer can be, many of us end up feeling overtired and depleted by the end of the season. While a summer detox may not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning your summer, taking a step back to holistically focus on your wellbeing is important any time of the year. To help, our team of integrated healthcare professionals share their favorite tips for feeling your best this summer.
- Reduce Stress
To reduce stress, aid in relaxation and reinvigorate sore or tired muscles, try a Swedish massage with one of Brielle’s nationally certified, calming massage therapists. By releasing tension and toxins in the muscles, a Swedish massage can help lull you into a deep state of relaxation. After your massage you will feel renewed and experience boosted energy levels from an increase in oxygenated blood flow throughout the body.
- Improve Hydration
The summer heat and sunshine can scorch your body, so it’s super important to focus on maintaining hydration. The best tip for hydrating like a pro? Start the day by drinking a warm cup of water with juice from half a lemon. Not only does lemon water hydrate and help with detoxification, but it is also a great way to kickstart your metabolism first thing. Can’t seem to stomach lemon water? Try increasing your intake of hydrating foods such as watermelon, kiwi and cucumber.
- Get Some Z’s
Our bodies heal overnight, while we rest, which is why good quality sleep is so important for feeling your best. With the average summer sunset occurring after 8PM, you may feel tempted to stay up later than normal. But skimping on sleep can lead to fatigue, mood swings and overall health issues. Maintain a normal sleep schedule in order to fuel those long days.
- Incorporate Acupuncture
As one of the oldest healing therapies in the world, acupuncture is beneficial now more than ever. Brielle’s licensed Acupuncturists can help improve symptoms and your overall well being. Try an integrated approach to feeling your best this summer by incorporating acupuncture in addition to massage therapy.
- Skip the Screen
From work emails, to sharing your vacation snaps on Instastories, chances are you’re looking at a screen for hours each day. Give yourself a break this summer! Set limits on non-imperative screen time. Fill this time with additional physical activities or indulge in a great beach read in paperback.