Tips for Being a Healthy Mom from HealthyEssentials.com!
Summer can be one of the best seasons around, but it can also be a dangerous one if you’re not paying attention. Summer heat can lead to dehydration, harsh rays can cause even harsher sun burns, and pollen allergies can make any day unbearable. As a mom, it's not always easy to remember to take care of yourself, especially if you spend your days outside watching your kids’ soccer games and driving them to play dates.
It is important to step back and remind yourself that your health is just as important as your kids’! After all, who will take care of you if you’re sick?! Since we know that’s not always easy, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite tips from healthy essentials to help you stay healthy this summer.
1. Keeping Your Skin in Check
We all love the feeling of the warm rays on our cheeks, but, unfortunately, when it comes to the sun, there is a thing as too much. For those moms who never remember to apply sunscreen, here are a few tips to try out:
- Whenever you take out the sunscreen for your kids, put some on yourself. Don’t take a bottle of sunscreen out without applying a little!
- Put a note on your sunglasses - if your eyes need protection from the sun, chances are your skin will, too!
- Add sunscreen to your daily beauty routine. Leave a bottle next to your bathroom sink and start applying in the mornings after you wash your face and brush your teeth. After a while it will become a habit.
2. Staying hydrated
It’s hard to remember to drink water when you’re not thirsty, but even if you’re feeling hydrated, it’s important to drink those 8 glasses a day. Here are some tips to help remind you:
- Always keep a water bottle in your purse.
- Remind yourself with post-its! Sit down with your kids and make cute notes like “8 glasses a day keeps the doctor away” or “1 down 7 to go” and then have your kids put the notes wherever they want. Make it a game: Whenever you or your kids find a note, drink a glass of water. Just to be sure you get all you need, keep some post-its out in the open as a friendly reminder.
- Fill a jug every morning with the amount of water one should drink in a day. Throughout the day, drink from the jug. By the time you go to bed, the jug should be empty and ready to be refilled the next morning!
- Make water fun. If you or your kids seem to be having trouble staying hydrated, cheer up your water with some fruit. Everyday, add a new fruit to your water to give it some flavor. We recommend fruits like lemons, strawberries, blueberries, or grapes.
3. Clearing up your allergies
If you’re fortunate enough to not have to deal with seasonal allergies, we are jealous! For those of you who do suffer (or have kids that suffer) from pesky pollen problems, here is what we recommend:
- Keep a bottle of allergy medicine wherever you go. You may wake up and feel fine, but nothing ruins a nice family outing like an onset of sneezing, hives, and a runny nose. If you feel the need to leave your kid with allergy medicine when you’re not around, try putting one or two pills in a plastic bag rather than the whole bottle.
- Also, remember that if your kid is at a summer camp or summer school, you may need to notify teachers or instructors that your child is allowed to take medicine in order to avoid confusion!
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