Healthy Summer Activities for Families - Lily of the Desert

Healthy Summer Activities for Families

Excitement is building as students everywhere prepare to close the books on another academic year. Now’s an ideal time to start planning some fun summer activities! 

Enjoying a healthy lifestyle should be a family affair, so consider inclusive options that promote exercise, good nutrition, and overall wellness. Today’s article features several fantastic (and budget-friendly) ideas you may want to add to your list!

Long Bike Rides

Whether you live in the city or the suburbs, biking can be a great way to exercise and enjoy your community! Plan your rides in advance to take advantage of moderate temperatures and minimal traffic. Fill your water bottles, pack some snacks, and grab a helmet and you’ll be ready to roll!

Bike riding can mean extended sun exposure, so treat your skin to Lily’s 99% Aloe Vera Gelly. It works quickly to moisturize, cool, and soothe irritated skin and promote healing.  

Backyard Camping

Many people love camping, but they hate the work (and the long drive!) that comes with it! Skip the hassle and set up base camp in your backyard! You can pitch a tent, birdwatch, look for butterflies, get crafty, and play games. Enjoy a fun dinner and family time around a fire pit in the evening. Round out the night with bedtime under the stars!

Visit A Community Park

A nearby park with a well-appointed playground makes for an excellent summer destination, especially when you have little ones. Jungle gyms, slides, and swings are perennial favorites and so much fun! Enjoy meeting your neighbors as you explore walking trails and nature gardens. Make sure to bring Lily’s non-drying Aloe Hand Sanitizer to keep hands moisturized and germ-free.

Creating Summer Treats

You had a great family outing planned, but you woke up to rain! Now what? Simply pivot and spend some time in the kitchen! When families cook together, it’s a great opportunity to teach the younger generation about making healthy food choices. Kids love helping with food prep, especially when they get to eat the fruit of their labors!

This easy chocolate chip cookie recipe is a great way to engage them. These healthy and fluffy treats feature coconut oil (try our Tropical Plantation brand) instead of butter. Coconut oil contains several health benefits making it an ideal ingredient in recipes. 

Plan A Picnic

Whether it’s a holiday or just an ordinary weekday, having a picnic is always a great idea! Short on time? No problem. Keep things simple by opting for prepared foods that you pick up from your favorite deli or grocery store. You can create a delicious menu by packing a family-sized basket with sliced fruits, veggies, cheeses, and sandwiches.

Fill your cooler with plenty of cold bottled water. To take hydration to the next level, add a packet of our EcoDrink Naturals to your bottle. It’s the perfect way to give yourself a delicious energy-boosting dose of vitamins, electrolytes, and minerals while keeping your body hydrated.

Get Ready For Summer With Lily!

Summertime is synonymous with family vacations and spending more time outdoors! Whether traveling or staying close to home, we know taking care of yourself and your family is a priority. Let Lily help you make the most of the summer season!

Most major grocers and health food stores carry a variety of our products. You can use our store locator to find a retailer in your area or shop online at Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson’s Vitamins.

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