‌Healthy Summer Tips 2018‌

With summer now in full swing it’s a great time to start or keep going with some healthy habits. Check out some tips below and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram- @healthyucd for up to date info and events happening across UCD campus!

  • Summer is a great time to eat a variety of seasonal fruit & veg. Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries, peas, peppers, spinach and tomatoes are all in season throughout the summer months in Ireland. Having a healthy breakfast is also key to start the day too. Click here for some healthy breakfast options and don’t forget to check out our online cooking tutorials Cook with Five too. ‌
  • Drinking plenty of water throughout the summer months is key, especially with temperatures on the increase. Aim for 2 litres a day and more when e‌xercising. Getting enough sleep is also vital at any time of the year. Ways to wind down before going to sleep include putting your phone on flight mode, doing some mindfulness or meditation before bed, reading a book, taking a bath, having chamomile tea and creating a calm, peaceful and clean space in your bedroom.
  • With the weather (hopefully!) getting better in the summer it is a great excuse to get outdoors and do some exercise. There are plenty of outdoor classes you can sign up too or even just getting out for a walk or jog in your local area. Why not take a stroll on your lunch break around our beautiful woodland walks in UCD? More info here. For UCD Sports and Fitness options click here.
  • The summer months can be a great reason to take up a new hobby or activity. Why not give mindfulness a try? Or take part in the UCD Staff Tai Chi club, which is back for the summer months! Join the club at any level, all UCD Staff and faculty welcome to join. Check out futher info here.
  • Being sun smart- it is so important to wear suncream as the days are get warmer and with uv levels on the increase. Seeking shade during the hottest hours of the day, wearing a hat and sunglasses are other steps you can take too. Check out more tips here.
  • The UCD Festival takes place Saturday the 9th of June, sure to be a great day of workshops, talks, debates, hands-on science, tours, exhibitions and family fun. The programme is being updated regularly so keep an eye on the festival website.