5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Summer

5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Summer

The summer is upon us and it is the perfect time
to get outdoors and have fun. Already on Anika May we set out 5
achievable summer goals
that we believed would make the summer that bit
more special. In this post we look at 5 ways to stay healthy this summer.

Avoid Sunburn

Sunburn is one way to really put a dampener on
your summer holidays and day-to-day activities. Vitamin D is very good for you
but too much sunlight and you could end up spending a lot of the summer
indoors. Studies show that sunburn increases the chances of certain skin
cancers. The easiest way to avoid sunburn is to make sure you apply plenty of
sunscreen throughout the day. This way you will get all the benefits of being
outdoors without having to worry about the sun.

Eat Healthy

Make the summer the start of your healthy eating
diet. The summer months will be full of food markets and you can use these as
an excuse to try new and exciting foods. The summer days are also perfect for
outdoor cooking along with salads and other healthy dishes. If you need any
inspiration Good
House Keeping made a list of over 60 summer dishes
. Make this summer the
one where you change your diet.


Make Plans With Friends

Long summer days are perfect to spend with
friends at the beach, parks or even at the local pub. Sometimes it can feel
that our lives are too busy to make plans and we can end up isolating
ourselves. Use the summer as an excuse to spend some quality time with your
pals. Activities like camping are a perfect way to take advantage of the warm
weather and the great outdoors.

Take Up a New Sport

Why not use the summer to try a new sport.
Getting the motivation to exercise can be challenging and sometimes you need a
fresh start. The clear weather is great for playing outdoor sports with your
friends and family. If you’re feeling really adventurous you may want to head
to the beach and try a water sport like surfing or body boarding. Nothing says
summer like surf culture and to get you in the mood you could watch a film like
Blue Crush. Surf culture is an
important part of pop culture with different types of media using it to enhance
the summer feel. One notable company is digital gaming platform Spin Genie who
promote the lifestyle through their Wild Water slots game. Be
sure to try something adventurous and make your summer is truly something to


Visit a New Place

Don’t stay at home during the summer. Use the
free days to visit somewhere new. This could be a new country or even a new
part of the UK. For example, The
Guardian ran a list of the six best festivals
on the UK coast this summer.
Why not take the leap and visit a new place with your friends or family. Not
only will it give you something to do but it will get you outdoors. If you need
any more encouragement, Positive
Health Wellness made a list of 8 reasons why travelling is good for your health

We hope this list has encouraged you to have a
healthy summer. The most important part of any summer season is that you stay

This post is a guest post.

  • Good morning Anika, aww love the post. Just a gentle reminder that we are in summer!! :):) thanks for the tips and have a lovely week.
    x finja ~ http://www.effcaa.com

  • Ahh staying healthy is not something I can do well, but incoperating fruit and veggies is a lot easier then in Winter

    Beauty Candy Loves

    • So true! Summer salads taste way better in the sun 🙂 xo

  • Great tips, Anika! I was going to learn how to swim this summer but I haven’t done anything about it, I need to! Visiting new places is always fun as well! xx

    Coco Bella Blog

    • It’s a great skill to have! Hope you get round to it 🙂 xo

  • Very thoughtful tips! I can’t live without sun screen. Visiting a new place and learning a new sport are indeed so fun and educational for us!

    Madame X
    The Flower Duet

    • I totally want to try a new sport for sure! xo

  • Courtney Hardy

    These are some good tips, I’m pretty healthy based on this. Summer is just all about fun with friends, and being outside it seems.

    • That’s awesome 🙂 thanks for reading xo

  • Good tips, I’d love to improve my cycling or swimming skills and with the warm, settled weather there’s even more reason to get started.

    The good thing about the warm weather too is that, for me anyway, I tend to crave fresh, light food such as salads and juices so it’s also good motivation to eat healthier too.

    – Lubna | The Digital Review

    • I totally need to work on my cycling skills haha! Yeah I always prefer salads and so forth when it’s sunny! xo

  • Lisa Feng
  • Yiotou_La

    Eating healthier in spring and summer has been easier for me, I love salads and fruits and I have been enjoying them every day. I love to eat watermelon at night, so good!! Happy Friday lovely xx


    • Salads in the summer sounds so perfect! *heart eyes* xx

  • Not getting sunburnt is so so so important – I always like to kid myself and think that it won’t happen to me but it does… every. single. summer! I need to learn!


    • Definitely! Thanks for reading xo