5 Tips to Dominate This Summer - Part 2

Written by Anil Bajnath, MD
Posted June 2, 2022

Dear Longevity Insider,

Summer is right around the corner. Those who enter it blindsided will be eaten alive. Here are the remaining 5 tips on how to survive the summer. Let’s jump in!

Summer Tip #4: Drink Water. Staying hydrated is key to maintaining a healthy diet while traveling. Dehydration can lead to headaches, fatigue, and constipation. And if you are flying, the air conditioning can further dehydrate you. With all the fun outdoor activities, you want to make sure you are properly hydrated. And if you are consuming alcohol, make sure to drink plenty of water in between drinks. A good rule of thumb is to aim to drink half your body weight in ounces per day. So, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should be drinking 75 ounces of water per day. And if you are sweating a lot or in a hot climate, you will need to drink even more water.

Summer Tip #5: Take Advantage of Grill Season. Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of all the fresh produce that is in season. Fruits and vegetables are not only more affordable, but they also taste better. And one of the best ways to cook them is on the grill. Grilling not only enhances the flavor, but it also helps to preserve nutrients. When you boil or steam vegetables, they can lose up to 30% of their vitamins and minerals. But when you grill them, they only lose about 15%. So, fire up the grill and enjoy all the fresh produce that summer has to offer. Kids also prefer to eat foods that are grilled. So, this is a great way to get them to eat better protein and vegetables. 

BONUS TIP: Prioritize Sleep. When you are on vacation, it is easy to let sleep fall by the wayside. But getting enough sleep is important for maintaining a healthy diet. When you don't get enough sleep, your body produces more of the hormone ghrelin, which increases your appetite. And when you are tired, you are more likely to make poor food choices. So, make sure you are getting enough sleep while on vacation. And if you have trouble sleeping while away from home, try to stick to a regular sleep schedule as much as possible. 

The above tips will help you maintain a healthy diet while traveling this summer. By following these tips, you can enjoy all the summer has to offer without sabotaging your health. So, get out there and enjoy the summer while staying healthy and happy.

To your longevity,

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Anil Bajnath MD
CEO/Founder, Institute for Human Optimization
Chief Medical Officer, Longevity Insider HQ

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