As the sun climbs higher and the days grow longer, summertime MO’tions us to embrace its warmth and vitality. However, amidst the sweltering heat and occasional lethargy, staying physically, mentally, and emotionally balanced becomes essential. Here’s how you can make the MO’st of the summer months while keeping your well-being in check.

Physical Well-being: Keep Moving, Stay Hydrated

Even when the temperature soars, it’s crucial to keep your body moving. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, whether it’s early morning yoga, a refreshing evening walk, or a swim in the cool waters of a nearby pool or lake. Exercise not only boosts your energy levels but also enhances mood and promotes better sleep—crucial for overall well-being during the summer.  I personally know that when I set a goal for either number of minutes and/or steps I aim to achieve each week I’m 90% more likely to achieve it—that’s a great return on my investment of the time it takes to think about and declare the goal.  

Hydration is another key factor in maintaining physical health. As temperatures rise, our bodies lose more water through sweat, making it essential to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Opt for water-rich fruits like watermelon and cucumbers and carry a reusable water bottle wherever you go to ensure you stay hydrated and refreshed.  I start my day with a watermelon pre-biotic dissolved in a large cup of cold water that alone sets me up for feeling my best all day long.  

Mental and Emotional Wellness: Relaxation and Connection

Summer offers ample opportunities for mental rejuvenation. Take time to relax and unwind—whether it’s lounging in a hammock with a good book, meditating in a shaded garden, or simply enjoying the beauty of nature around you. These MO’ments of calm can help reduce stress levels and improve overall mental clarity.   Just recently I participated in a ‘walkie-talkie’ challenge at my workplace and learned that taking one meeting a week on the phone while walking is MO’s doable and definitely therapeutic.  Even though the challenge is over I plan to schedule a walkie-talkie every week going forward. Perhaps you will join me. 

Social connections also play a significant role in emotional well-being. Plan picnics, outdoor gatherings, or even virtual meetups with friends and loved ones to foster a sense of belonging and joy. Sharing experiences and laughter with others can uplift spirits and create lasting memories.

Embrace the Season with Intention 

Embracing summertime isn’t just about enduring the heat—it’s about thriving in it. Explore outdoor activities that excite you, such as hiking trails with breathtaking views, trying your hand at golfing or pickleball, or even joining a local dance or fitness class under the open sky. These activities not only keep you active but also enhance your appreciation for the season’s vibrancy.  I continue to teach a outdoor fitness class on Sunday on my street for my family and neighbours and it’s one of the MO’st enjoyable ways to embrace the season and experience social fitness.  

Remember, balance is key. Listen to your body’s cues and adjust your activities accordingly. Summer offers boundless opportunities for enhancing your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. By nurturing yourself holistically, you can make this season truly unforgettable. Here are some essential tips to keep in mind:

Stay Hydrated: Make it a habit to sip water throughout the day. Try this trick: place 8 elastic bands on your water bottle and move one up each time you refill – sip and repeat!

Protect Your Skin: Prioritize skincare with SPF. Start with daily dry brushing and gentle exfoliation, then layer on products with sun protection. For that extra glow, try a natural self-tanning gel – no grease, stains, or odors.

Dress Wisely: Opt for caps, hats, and light fabrics to shield yourself from the sun’s heat. Explore new fabrics and styles designed to keep you cool this season.

Celebrate Achievements: Smile more and reflect on your accomplishments from the first half of 2024. Express gratitude for both small victories and major milestones.

Set New Goals: Begin the second half of 2024 with determination. Re-evaluate and reset your goals as needed. Consider signing up for events, courses, or training to keep yourself motivated and focused on your aspirations.

Embrace these tips to maximize your well-being this summer and set the stage for a fulfilling year ahead. If you are looking for some MO’tivation join me at canfitpro Global this August at canfitpro Global (conference) or come out to the tradeshow and workout with the best Fit Pro’s in the world!  Learn more at

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