With the summer on the horizon, it could be time to make positive changes to your lifestyle. With a new range of fruit and vegetables in season, increased daylight, and warmer weather to move in, summer is an optimal time to take care of your body and mind.
What your body needs and wants constantly alters. Nutritional requirements differ in every season, so it’s imperative to listen to your body and respond to queues for overall health. In the summer, it’s key to stay hydrated and maintain optimal levels of energy.
Resolutions don’t have to just be for the new year. Summer is the perfect time to take a step in the right direction with your health.
Our nutrition and physiotherapy experts are always on-hand to support your members or employees with their consumption and movement objectives. And below, we highlight some top-line tips for day-to-day improvements we can all make to support good health in the summer months.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has found that optimal nourishment can raise national productivity levels by 20%. Our nutritionists provide clarity and advice to empower your members to achieve their dietary-related goals. All of our advice is practical, easy to understand, and evidence-based. Making dietary changes for life requires an understanding of healthy diets, behaviour change, balance, and embracing progress as a key – not perfection.
Following the balanced plate method is a simple way of eating mindfully. Our experts recommend a guide of 50% non-starchy vegetables, 25% whole grains, starchy vegetables, fruit, or dairy, and 25% lean protein to make up the perfect plate.
With warmer weather and longer daylight hours, summer is an optimal time to switch up your routine with outdoor activities.
Our wellness experts recommend getting moving before 10am, or after 3pm – avoiding the hottest time of the day.
When the weather’s hot, it can be easy to forget simple actions that’ll keep you well. When we are busy, it can be easy to tune out what our body needs, or forget small details that can make a big impact on our overall health and wellbeing. Here are a few actions to remember:
Our evidence-based nutritionists and trained physiotherapists are committed to always staying on top of the latest research in the field of nutrition, movement and health, which is the basis for all of our health and wellbeing work. Furthermore, we take great care to find exactly what every member needs and wants and tailor our advice for each individual.
Use the links below to find out more about our various support programmes, which can be added to your wellbeing policy: