Summer Essentials











Be sun safe

When out in the sun make use of accessories such as sunglasses, beach umbrella, wide-brimmed sun hats, protective clothing like a rash shirt, and sunscreen. These will all help prevent sunburn and heat stroke.

When choosing a sunscreen, make sure it has at least SPF 30, and you keep reapplying it throughout the day. Remember, even on cloudy days, your skin can be harmed by the sun.



On a hot summer day, it’s important to increase your intake of fluids. Choose water or other hydrating drinks such as Innergize. This isotonic drink is designed to efficiently replace fluids and the essential electrolytes sodium, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. Without electrolytes the metabolism of muscle cells can be affected; extra strains are placed on the cardiac system, and the body experiences thirst, exhaustion, and resultant loss in performance and concentration.


Take a dip

If working out in the heat isn’t for you, opt for a swim in a pool or the ocean. It helps burn more calories and helps you stay fit without increasing your body temperature. Plus, swimming in cold water reduces your body’s temperature and relaxes your mind!


Make a Delicious Summer Smoothie

Warmer weather means some of our favourite fruits are back in season, and what better way to enjoy them than in an ice-cold smoothie! Some of our favourite Reliv smoothie recipes are available on our website and include summer fruits like Mango, which is enriched with fibre, Watermelon which is a great source of water, Vitamin A and C, and Kiwi fruit that studies have shown can help with digestive discomfort. To enhance the nutritional value of your summer smoothies, try adding Reliv Nourish or Reliv Nourish for Kids! Just one scoop provides health essentials such as protein, B Vitamins, and Iron.



1 cup unsweetened coconut water

1 cup cubed mango (fresh or frozen)

1 scoop lemon Innergize

½ cup Plain or Vanilla Greek Yogurt

Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into ice block molds and freeze.



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