How To Have the Best Summer Ever

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For many people, summer is the best time of year! There’s nothing like feeling the sun on your skin and spending time outdoors. However, you should make an effort to plan before the warm weather arrives. Not only do some places get crowded, if you want to do things with other people, you’ll likely need to connect to find a time that works for everyone. With so many options, it can be overwhelming to decide how to maximize the amount of fun you have this summer. If you’re in need of some advice, read on to find out what you can do to make sure you have the best summer ever.

How can you have the best summer ever?

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It may seem obvious, but take advantage of the weather and spend some time outside. Get outside and enjoy the sun! Whether you’re swimming, playing volleyball, or just relaxing in the park, getting some exercise and vitamin D is a fantastic way to spend your time. The beach is always a perfect place to go because there’s something that everyone can do to enjoy themselves while getting some sun. You can even catch up on your reading, as there are few things more enjoyable than laying on your towel and diving into a book.

One thing that can put a damper on your good time is dealing with summer allergies. Summer allergies can be a real pain. All that pollen in the air can make your eyes water and your nose itch. There are a few things you can do to help keep your allergies under control. First, try to avoid being outside when the pollen count is high. Second, keep your windows closed and use an air conditioner to keep the pollen out of your house. If you’re interested in a longer-term solution, you should talk to an allergist about treatments like allergy drops, allergy shots, and immunoplasty. That way you can get back outside with your friends without having to worry about an unexpected allergy attack.

What else can you do to have fun this summer?

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If you’re interested in hiking, you should know that summer is the ideal time for a hiking trip because the weather is usually mild and the days are long. June, July, and August are the busiest months for hiking, so if you want to visit a crowded destination, make your plans well in advance. The United States has some of the most incredible hiking trails in the world, so you’ll have no shortage of options for where to go. As an added bonus, hiking is an activity has offers plenty of physical and mental health benefits.

Anyone whose goal is to relax should look for some type of activity that involves nature. Cortisol is a stress hormone that is released in response to physical or emotional stress. When cortisol levels are elevated, it can lead to a number of negative health effects, such as anxiety, weight gain, and a weakened immune system. One study found that spending just 20 minutes in nature was enough to reduce cortisol levels. So if you want to have the ultimate summer ever, nature is one of the best places to spend your time.

Summertime is the perfect time to let loose and have some fun. It’s easy to feel like you need to be doing more with your time or working harder, but the truth is that relaxation is actually good for you. Believe it or not, taking some time to have fun can actually make you more productive. When you’re refreshed, you’re more likely to get things done. So go ahead and have some fun this summer – you deserve it!

Jamie Klein
Jamie Klein is the founder and CEO of The Green Parent. She regularly contributes articles to the site and can always be depended on to bring vegan donuts from Donut Friend to the LA office.

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