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Summer Bucket List

June – Tips for a healthy summer bucket list

With warmer weather and longer days, don’t forget there are lots of great things you can do to reduce stress and have fun this summer.

There are lots of things just outside your door that can renew your energy and make you feel better at the same time.

So, here are some tips to help you manage your physical, mental and social health this summer.

  • Get active. If you plan to get active this summer, WOW! fitness (myCity/wow) has a full slate of fitness classes and registration opens June 23. Or, if you want to enjoy the great weather grab your bike, go for a hike, or take a walk on one of the great walking trails in the city. Don’t forget the sun screen and drink lots of fluids to keep yourself hydrated.
  • Be a kid again. Get outside and have some fun – fly a kite, toss a Frisbee, jump through the sprinkler, or hit the outdoor pool.
  • Grab a bite. Summer is a time of plenty when it comes to increasing your intake of fruits and veggies. You can get out and plant your own garden, or stock up on fresh veggies that are available this time o f your.
  • De-stress in your own yard. Grab a book, lawn chair and absorb the smells, sights and sounds and allow yourself to relax.
  • Take your vacation. Summer is a great time to recharge and reconnect with family and friends. Don’t forget to use your vacation time to unwind, distress, and enjoy some time away from work.
  • Unplug. Switch off and reconnect with family and friends. Technology has made capturing life and staying connected easier, but it also detracts from the things that are right in front of you. Reconnecting has been proven to increase happiness and fulfillment.
  • Let your brain play. Learning new skills helps to keep your mind sharp and adds to self fulfillment. Maybe it’s learning how to paint, or brushing up on your photography skills, or learning a few new tunes to strum on the guitar by the campfire.
  • Catch some z’s. With longer days and warmer evenings don’t forget about a good night’s sleep.

So get out there, enjoy yourself and take the steps towards improving your life and the lives of those around you.

Wellness. Together we make it happen.