The Guide: Summer Wellness
How to maximise on summer and benefit your physical and mental wellbeingRead more
Already, Summer 2020 is looking anything but average – making it all the more important to be mindful of wellness. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to promote better physical and mental health during the warmer months, helping you get the most out of summer while the weather’s still on side.
1. Stay Hydrated
Keeping your body’s water levels up is essential in summer – and not just for fighting dehydration. Upping your intake helps detoxify for clearer skin, and you could find brain fog and humidity headaches are a thing of the past. Important both inside and out, use a moisture-packing face mask to replenish skin after sun exposure, and carry a hydrating mist for a mid-day boost.
2. Go with Your Gut
Water retention and overindulgence can equal bloating, so feed your body from within. As meals lighten up, get creative, adding powder supplements to salad dressings and breakfast bowls for an extra nutrient punch. If it’s a natural glow you’re after, try Aime’s antioxidant-rich Matcha Iced Tea and start your morning with a hit of skin-bolstering collagen and aloe vera...
RECIPE | Aime Matcha Iced Tea
1 stick of Aime Matcha Glow
250ml (8 ounces) organic almond milk
2 tsp maple syrup
5 dashes of pink Himalayan salt
5 dashes of cinnamon
1. Combine all the ingredients using a hand blender or blender
2. Add ice if desired or keep as is, and blend until ingredients are well-mixed
3. Pour and serve!
3. Get Back to Nature
Whether it’s a head-clearing stroll, or the higher intensity of running and cycling, it’s time to get out in nature. Releasing mood-lifting endorphins, alfresco exercise is a great way to connect with your environment and kick your body into shape. Always apply a sweat-resistant SPF ahead of your workout and soothe any post-session muscle aches with a restorative gel or balm.
4. Prioritise Sleep
Hot nights and longer daylight hours can make it harder to sleep soundly in summer. A light-blocking eye mask will put a stop to unwanted early starts, while preventing overheating could help you drift off. Treat your body to a cooling gel before bed, and switch to a silk pillowcase. And always resist the urge to snooze in the sun – it will only spell sleepless hours to come.