Useful summer health tips
ummer for educators is a time
of exploration, reconnection,
relaxation and preparation.
For expatriate teachers, there
are added considerations such as
travel, rekindling relationships and
rediscovering places at home. All
teachers, however, will agree that it can
be a hectic time, which takes a toll on
one’s health, especially in the weeks
before the new term begins.
1. No need to skip out on your fitness plan. Switch it up and exercise indoors.
2. Do fun activities with friends such as dancing, indoor rock climbing and evening
jogs, which are all great for staying in shape.
3. Hit the pool for a swim or pool aerobics.
Here are a few health tips to keep in
mind for the summer.
Food & Drink
1. Summer temperatures can soar and
lead to dehydration. Drink lots of
2. Some home cooking can be
overindulge. Maintain a healthy
balanced diet, with lots of fruits and
3. Be careful where you eat out. Check
restaurants for ratings (stars and
points). As best as possible, ensure
that food is handled properly. Food
poisoning is rampant during the hot
1. Don’t forget your vitamins!
2. Get plenty of rest before, during
and after travelling. Your immune
system will thank you for this!
3. Always have a few essential items of
clothing along with other important
items in your hand luggage.
1. Recharge your batteries by taking
time to read, meditate and relax.
2. Do things that make you laugh or
feel happy. Surround yourself with
people who love and support you.
3. Revisit that hobby that you neglected
during the busy academic year.
Common Summer Illnesses
1. Pay attention to sinus issues and
asthma, which usually flare up during
2. Remember to stay away from lactose
if you are intolerant.
3. Visit your family general practitioner
for a check up. Also, make
appointments with specialists that
you may need to visit in your home
46 | May - Jun 2016 |
After The Bell