5 Tips For Enjoying the Heat This Summer

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1. Keep Cool Outdoors 

When the weather warms up, you'll undoubtedly want to spend more time outside. Then again, this doesn't mean you should feel uncomfortable doing so. Indeed, wearing sleeveless tanks and shirts is a great way to keep cool this summer.

So, look for lightweight fabrics that offer sun protection and quick-dry technology, which will help prevent you from sweating. Besides comfort, sleeveless tanks and shirts are flattering and suit a range of occasions. Pair them with shorts, black pants or jeans; you can even tuck them into a skirt for a dressier, on-trend look.

2. Choose Lighter Dining Options 

During summer, it's easy to overindulge, as entertaining, alcohol and delicious food go hand in hand. Still, while you'll want to satiate those desires from time to time, you should also make it a point to maintain your health and fitness habits.

In that vein, choose lighter dining options or smaller portion sizes and be mindful of drinking too much soda. Water infused with fresh lemon, cucumber or mint is a healthier alternative to sugary drinks. Plus, it's refreshing and a good way to rehydrate on a hot day.

3. Travel Somewhere Unexpected 

A vacation is a perfect way to feel refreshed and unwind during summer. But instead of traveling to the same destinations over and over again, make it a point to venture somewhere new. If you're on a budget, try a staycation in town or travel a few hours from home to take in a new city. You'll feel as though you're away from home, without the cost of airfare.

Want to go somewhere unexpected? Try Alaska. The most popular time to visit Alaska is during the summertime, and this is a destination you should definitely add to your bucket list. Tours of different scenery and wildlife will make for an unforgettable experience.

4. Get Out and About 

Stop putting off catching up with friends and family and make a conscious effort to get out and about this summer. With warmer temperatures around the corner, it will be easier to say "yes" to socializing. Depending on where you're located, days at the beach, coffee dates and trips to the movie theater could be planned with people you don't always get a chance to see. Make summer the time to stop making excuses and reconnect with old friends.

5. Try a New Hobby 

Have you always wanted to learn to cook, sew, draw, surf or play the guitar? In summer, with longer days, you can easily make the time to learn and pick up new skills. It's easier to get out of the house and join a class when the weather is warm, and when these hobbies become established habits, it will be easier to maintain them throughout the year. You may even meet some friends and gain a new skill you feel passionate about.

Get Excited About Summer 

When spring and summer arrive, be prepared to enjoy the heat! Treat yourself to a new wardrobe to suit any occasion, consider traveling somewhere new, and make every moment count by learning new skills and catching up with long lost friends. Summer will be here before you know it — and we can't wait!

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