Hot Weather Health – Nutrition & Lifestyle Tips

Summer Conditions Affect Your Body. Handle Hot Weather Right to Maintain Health!

Vancouver Island natural health care provider Island Healthworks shares nutrition, lifestyle and wellness tips for summer

Nutritional support and ample hydration equips your body to handle summer heat. With Island Healthworks, Vancouver Island, BC

Health does not just depend on internal functioning and food intake. Our interaction with the changing environment in which we live profoundly affects our wellbeing. As Vancouver Island, BC based natural health care providers we frequently run into interesting and concerning ways the environment influences our health.

Throughout the seasons, our bodies must adapt to changing conditions that test our response to different types of stresses. There are two fundamental elements of natural health care and healthy living that we must consider in relation to our surrounding environment.

First, we must know which conditions are beneficial and which are likely to unduly stress us. Hot weather is especially challenging.

Second, we must take advantage of the most up to date knowledge on how to support our bodies with the right nutrition, proper exercise and lifestyle adjustments able to better prepare us for each challenge!

By maintaining our health and keeping ourselves in peak condition, we are more resilient when faced with environmental stress such as hot weather! By avoiding unnecessary stress from excess exposure to direct sunlight in hot weather or pollution, we increase our capacity for health and longevity. As summer heat increases our susceptibility to sunburn, whether in the mild Vancouver Island climate where we are located or elsewhere worldwide, our need for increased water intake to keep us hydrated, cool and able to gain nutritional delivery to each cell becomes especially important.

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Choosing a Healthy Energy Drink – Key Facts from Island Healthworks

A Health Building Energy Drink Offers A Boost Without A Subsequent Crash


Learn about Energy Drinks with Island Healthworks - Ingredients, Electrolytes and your Health

The Right Sports Drinks Provide Immediate & Long Term Benefits

In a fast paced environment or on-the-go setting, packaged energy drinks offer may convenience and potential health benefits. Coupled with exertion, a lack of electrolytes and calories may lead to exhaustion or even collapse in athletic settings. A quickly prepared sports drink may bring a welcome boost on a hike, or even when facing office deadlines. Blood sugar stabilization, energy restoration and quality nutrition should be key goals in the short term, while long term health benefits may also be offered by the ingredients of a sports drink. However, many energy drinks contain additives such as aspartame and refined caffeine and sugar sources. Choosing the right drink is important to ensure your health actually benefits from your selected beverage.

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