Summer 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.
Here are a few health tips to keep in mind for the summer.
Food & Drink
Summer temperatures can soar and lead to dehydration. Drink lots of water.
- Some home cooking can be ‘deliciously sinful’. Do not overindulge. Maintain a healthy balanced diet, with lots of fruits and vegetables.
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 summer months.
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.
Common summer illnesses
Pay attention to sinus issues and asthma, which usually flare up during the summer.
- Remember to stay away from lactose if you are intolerant.
Visit your family general practitioner for a check up. Also, make appointments with specialists that you may need to visit in your home country.