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With the weather getting nicer, it's a great opportunity to focus on improving ourselves. Here are three easy tips to help you be your best self while it's warming up outside!

1. Hydrate

Our first tip for being your best self this summer is to hydrate. Whether you are drinking iced tea, plain water, infused water, or seltzer water, it's all about proper hydration!

With the warm weather, you're going to sweat more, and you're probably eating saltier foods and being more active. So, make sure you are hydrating. The rule of thumb is to take your weight and divide it by two and that is the number of ounces you should be drinking daily.

If you are working out regularly, you should be adding an extra 20 ounces to that amount.

2. Take Advantage Of Grounding

Woman practices grounding (earthing) at the beach

Grounding (or earthing) is our second tip for being your best self this summer. It's simply the act of walking barefoot on the ground and connecting to the earth in that way. We recommend walking on freshly cut grass or beach sand.

Being exposed to electricity, appliances, WiFi, and Bluetooth all day long affects the balance of ions in our body. So, being able to connect your feet to the ground helps neutralize it and bring it back to its natural electromagnetic state. All you have to do is take your shoes off and go outside. Just 5-10 minutes will do the trick!

3. Get Outside More

Man gets outside more during the summer

Our last tip is to get outside as much as possible. Sunlight, fresh air, nature—it's all so beneficial to the human body. So, the more you can do outside, the better.

Make sure to wear a natural sunscreen. You can check out EWG's Skin Deep database to see how toxic or non-toxic different sunscreens are. But getting outside, absorbing some vitamin D, and just being in nature will help clear our minds. If you can work outside on a patio or a deck, that's an extra bonus.

Those are our simple tips for being your best self during the summer. Try them today and see how much of a difference it makes!

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Note: Individuals should always speak to their physician before making any significant dietary or lifestyle changes.

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