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5 ways to stay healthy this summer

Summer in Prince George is a time for barbeques, river floats and camping; but the change in seasons can also mean a change in routine. This year, don’t let the warmer weather spoil all of your winter resolutions by following this list of five ways to stay healthy in Prince George this summer.

Take a hike

Teapot Mountain

The view from the top of Teapot Mountain is breathtaking.

Prince George is absolutely beautiful in the summer and there’s no better way to experience that than in the great outdoors. Wake up early, pack a lunch and head in the direction of your choosing. Just make sure NOT to forget the bug spray!

Hit up the Farmers’ Market for some booch

people buying kombucha

There are so many flavours of kombucha available that it’ll be hard to pick just one.

Kombucha has a slew of health benefits. It contains antioxidants, suppresses the growth of undesirable bacteria and may reduce the risk of heart disease. Find your brew at the Prince George Farmers’ Market or make your own batch at home with a purchased or gifted SCOBY.

Combat smoke with a tropical plant

tropical plant

Tropical plants cleanse the air and brighten up dark indoor spaces.

Summers in BC have been synonymous with wildfires the past few years. Even if nothing is burning locally, the thick grey haze seems to find its way into our city and eventually into our lungs. Air purifiers can be expensive, especially if you want them in every room of the house. Switch things up this year by adding some greenery around la casa. There are tons to choose from but a few of my favs are the rubber plant and the bamboo palm.

Dabble in a juice cleanse

cold pressed juic and veggies

Just a few of the cold-pressed juices made fresh by Col Juicery. Photo credit: Col Juicery.

Now I know juice can actually be considered unhealthy by some diet experts. But if we’re looking at removing any sort of weight loss promises from the claims, you’ll find many people have had great success with a fruit and veggie packed couple of days. A juice cleanse may help increase your energy, lessen stress and brighten your complexion. Hit up Freshii or Col Juicery for all your cleansing needs.

Take a walk on the wild side

women running on a track

Go for a run at the indoor or outdoor tracks in Prince George. Photo credit: Northern Sports Centre.

OK, maybe that’s a little dramatic. But walking around Prince George is one of the easiest ways to stay healthy this summer. Walk the outdoor track at Masich Place Stadium, the indoor track at the Northern Sports Centre for those summer shower days, or take on University Hill if you’re feeling like a challenge.

What’s your favourite way to stay healthy in Prince George during the summer? Let us know on Facebook or Instagram.

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