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Preparing to Make the Most of Summer

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Summer’s on its way, and the best way to make the most of it is to plan ahead. Learn what you need to know to plan for the warm weather and have fun during the season. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Having fun during summer doesn’t mean sacrificing your well-being. 
  • Focus on your physical and mental health during the hot months
  • Immune-boosting supplements keep your activity level up during the summer

Quality of Life provides tips on how to have a summer you can truly enjoy. Learn more about the supplements we offer. 

Table of Contents:

  1. Disconnect From Social Media
  2. Take Short Vacations
  3. Create a Summer Bucket List
  4. Reconnect With Loved Ones
  5. Focus on Health
  6. Start Eating Better
  7. Make Sure You’re Resting
  8. Stay Hydrated With the Right Liquids
  9. Make Your Summer a Healthier One

Disconnect From Social Media

Most people spend hours staring into their phones every day, scrolling through social media. If you’re focused on your phone, however, you’ll miss the beauty of summer.

Social media offers a sense of community, but it can also affect mental health if you’re comparing your life to the curated version of others. 

As you go into your vacation time, disconnecting from social media is a great option. 

This isn’t easy to do, especially if you’re out having fun experiences, but you’ll be more present and ready to enjoy all that summer has to offer.  

Take Short Vacations

It’s a common problem — a long vacation can stop feeling like a vacation and can actually stress you out, especially if you’re traveling with children or pets. 

Instead of planning a vacation that requires months of planning and puts a lot of pressure on you to have fun, try a shorter one. 

Consider long weekends instead of week-long breaks. They take less time to plan, allowing you to unwind more rapidly and get the rest you need. 

These short vacations also let you take more breaks that you can space out throughout the summer instead of having one long chunk of time. 

Create a Summer Bucket List

You may have a lot you want to get done in the summer, but if you don’t take the time to make a plan, you could end up not doing much at all. 

Make a list of what you’d like to accomplish or experience. Big or small — it doesn’t matter. This “bucket list” will help you prioritize what you want to do every day. 

It’s important, however, to leave room for spontaneous activities you may want to enjoy with your family or friends. 

A balance between structure and freedom offers the best chance of enjoying your summer while being as productive as possible. 

It may help to tie your bucket list items to rough deadlines so that you can maintain your motivation throughout the season. 

Reconnect With Loved Ones

Summer gives you the time to reach out to friends and family you may not talk to often. Plan fun outings like hiking or picnics.

This allows you to get time outside while socializing, boosting your mood, and improving relationships. 

The summer months are also a good time to spend time with your significant other. By stepping away from your everyday life, you can focus on your relationship. 

Relaxation can help with romance, and the more you do together, the stronger your bond can grow. 

Focus on Health

Having fun during the summer doesn’t have to mean putting your health on the line. You can still enjoy long nights out while getting what your immune system needs.

AHCC® Kinoko Platinum is a proprietary mushroom extract that helps boost your immune system’s function.* 

It increases your macrophages, which help destroy foreign materials by increasing the activity of natural killer cells.*

One of the biggest problems with mushroom extracts is that your body has a hard time absorbing the amount you need. With AHCC® Kinoko Platinum, this isn’t a concern.

That’s because we’ve reduced the molecular size of the extract, making it easier for your body to absorb so you start getting the benefits sooner. 

Learn more about our mushroom supplement today. 

Start Eating Better

What’s a better time to start eating more vegetables and fruits than in summer? The heat will prompt you to turn to lighter fare like salads, so have fresh veggies in the fridge.

Search for nearby farmers' markets and try produce you might not have tried before. Plant-based foods can boost your mood and energize you. 

Instead of reaching for that soda, add a few sprigs of mint or a handful of blueberries into your water. You’re getting sweetness without added sugars. 

Make Sure You’re Resting

Even if you have the best intentions in mind, it can be easy to get fewer hours of sleep than your body needs. Yes, it’s summer, but you still need decent shut-eye. 

Try to limit the amount of screen time you have before bed, since blue light impacts the quality of your sleep, and make your room cool and dark. 

Stay Hydrated With the Right Liquids

Once the heat begins, it can take its toll on your body, leading you to lose a lot of electrolytes. Without the right balance of nutrients, your whole body can suffer. 

Dehydration can affect your energy levels, mood, and much more. It impacts your immune system, potentially causing you to catch the sniffles more often. 

Keep in mind that just because you’re drinking things like soda or tea, it doesn't necessarily mean you’re getting the hydration your body needs.

The best drinks to keep you hydrated are:

  • Water
  • Coconut water
  • Watermelon juice 
  • Electrolyte-infused water

Sugary drinks and those that contain caffeine can often dehydrate you more, so avoid them.  

Make Your Summer a Healthier One

This summer, prioritize your physical and mental well-being. You don’t have to give up on the fun the season brings; instead, find ways to incorporate healthier options. 

Instead of scrolling through your phone for hours, why not try to spend time outside with loved ones? 

Add more vegetables and fruits to your diet and boost your immune system with our AHCC® Kinoko Platinum so you can enjoy everything the summer has to offer. 

Contact us at Quality of Life today to learn more about supplements to help you make the most out of every season. 

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