Most of us think of the holiday season, from Thanksgiving through New Years, as the riskiest time of the year for weight gain. We envision the high-fat foods, the omnipresent
desserts, and the endless parade of parties and social events. But what many people don’t realize is that summertime can be just as risky for weight gain.
During the summer, we’re often more relaxed and less structured in our routines. We may go on vacation or spend more time outdoors, which can mean less time for exercise and more opportunities for indulgent foods and drinks.
Plus, summer is the season for BBQs, picnics, and beach parties, where high-calorie, high-fat foods and sugary drinks are often the main attractions. It’s easy to lose track of how much we’re eating and drinking when we’re having fun in the sun.
But the good news is that with a little planning and mindfulness, it’s possible to enjoy all the pleasures of summer without packing on the pounds. At Wellspring Academies, we teach our students how to make healthy choices and maintain a balanced lifestyle, even during the most tempting times of the year.
We encourage our students to stay active and prioritize physical activity, whether that means going for a hike, taking a swim, or playing a game of frisbee on the beach. We also teach them how to make healthier choices when it comes to food and drink, such as choosing grilled chicken instead of burgers, or opting for water instead of soda.
By adopting healthy habits and staying mindful of our choices, we can enjoy all that summer has to offer without sacrificing our health and well-being. So, whether you’re hitting the beach or firing up the grill, remember to stay active, stay hydrated, and make healthy choices.