Kick off the season with these easy tips

TORONTO, ON – On the heels of Canada Day weekend, Canadians officially kicked off the summer season with friends, family and those mouth-watering barbeque favourites. With busy schedules and an array of summer activities keeping everyone out and about, it’s easy to forget the most important summer musts. While beach lounging, camping or during an afternoon picnic in the park, SimplyProtein wants to ensure Canadians stay healthy and hydrated with a few summer-loving tips.

Beat the Heat:
Summer is all about enjoying the weather and keeping busy. With endless outdoor activities, it’s easy to get caught up in the fun and forget to stay hydrated. Most people know to drink six to eight glasses of water a day but doctors also recommend 16-32 ounces of cool fluids during each hour in a hot environment. Always remember to pack extra water for those last-minute summer plans. SimplyProtein Tip: Freeze a refillable bottle halfway with water so it stays ice-cold during long days in the sun. It can be easily refilled throughout the day to avoid heat exhaustion.


Keep Active:
Planning to lounge on the beach to perfect that summer tan? Remember to get out and stay active and take advantage of summer jogs and outdoor boot camp sessions. With so many outdoor events to choose from, staying cool is critical. Sweating causes the body to lose not only water but electrolytes as well. Without keeping the balance, many people can suffer from light-headedness and nausea due to dehydration. SimplyProtein Tip: Be aware of timing when exercising outdoors. The hottest part of the day tends to be between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. so aim for early morning classes or wait until the sun goes down to run that mile.


Fuel Up:
With busy schedules filled with summer camps, wedding season, beach days and barbeques, it’s easy to forget to eat breakfast or snack throughout the day. Eating wholesome foods is just as important as staying hydrated. Choose foods and snacks that can be eaten on-the-go and remember to cover all four food groups: Vegetables and Fruit, Grain Products, Milk and Alternatives and Meat and Alternatives. SimplyProtein Tip: Keep frozen fruit handy to stay hydrated while keeping blood sugar on track and opt for healthy treats like Simply Protein chips to stay fuller longer. SimplyProtein products are high in protein and contain only 4g of sugar or less and all kid’s bars are peanut and nut free so even the little ones can fuel up with the safest snacks at summer camp.


Fight the Rays:
The sun’s harmful rays are always strong, despite the time of day. The higher the UV Index, the stronger the rays, and the greater the need to take sun safety precautions. With proper preparation, the sun’s damaging effects can be avoided so Canadians can partake in safer, summer fun. SimplyProtein Tip: Always sport waterproof sunscreen and lip balm with at least an SPF of 15. Keep the body cool with breathable fabrics, such as cotton, linen and silk and wear a hat with a wide brim to cover the face, head and ears so the most sensitive areas stay protected. Remember that sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours and it’s best to wait 20-30 minutes after applying before going outside so the UV filters have time to soak into the skin and form a protective layer.

Find SimplyProtein online at and most major retailers including Loblaws, Sobeys, Metro and Wal-Mart. SimplyProtein snacks are free from artificial sweeteners and come in a variety of flavours like Peanut Butter Chocolate, Cocoa Toffee, Maple Pecan and Lemon Coconut. For the salty-over-sweet lover, SimplyProtein carries an assortment of chips with multiple flavours including Spicy Chili and Salt & Pepper, making them the perfect guilt-free snack option and a must-have for every busy schedule.

About SimplyProtein®
Wellness Foods is a female-founded company that was started in 2002 by Cathy Richards after being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. After struggling to find a filling and nutritious snack with a short list of ingredients, she created SimplyProtein. With a mission to make healthy snacks for busy people, SimplyProtein® now produces a range of great tasting, wholesome snacks that help you stay fuller longer. SimplyProtein products are high protein, contain only 4g of sugar or less and are free from artificial sweeteners and flavours.