S ummer is just around the corner and it always brings a variety of great perks with it. If you’re not sure how you benefit from the change of season, consider the following three advantages.

#1 – Delicious Fruit Abounds

Summer is an optimum time to load up on fruits rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Cherries, strawberries, watermelon, and raspberries are just a few of the summer picks to keep you hydrated and healthy during the warmer weather. The bonus is that many of these options are low in calories, so there’s no need to stray too far from a healthy diet.

#2 – Soak Up Some Vitamin D

While you’ll want to protect your skin from the dangerous rays of the sun, summer offers a perfect opportunity to replenish your vitamin D needs for free. In addition to strengthening your immune system, this vital vitamin boosts your metabolism, helps prevent some forms of cancer, helps build bone, and improves your emotional well-being.

#3 – Get Physical and Sweaty

The great weather beckons us to enjoy the outdoors and engage in physical activity that strengthens the heart, muscles, an immune system. Although the sweating part may seem unappealing, it’s a great way to get rid of toxins, increase your ability to fight infections, open pores to keep your skin clear and free of acne, and boost circulation. To maximize the health benefits you derive from the hot weather, be sure to increase your physical activity levels. Consider hiking, jogging, tennis, or other outdoor activities you can’t always enjoy during the colder months and then incorporate them into your exercise regime.

What’s your favourite aspect of summer? Share your thoughts with us in the comment box below.

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