Great ways to make the most of the remaining sunshine

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August is almost over and it's time to accept that autumn is going to be upon us before you know it. While we're all hoping for an Indian summer, we can't guarantee that we'll get extra sunny days, which means you should start making the most of the sunshine you get in the next couple of weeks.

Not only will spending time outside while the weather is fine helps you to keep the summer going a bit longer, it will also mean you can top up your vitamin D levels before the day gets shorter. 

So what can you do to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts?

Eat meals outside

There's nothing like late evening sun while enjoying a meal and possibly a cheeky glass of wine. If you have a garden, eating your meals outside on sunny evenings could be the perfect way to unwind after a long day.

Soon enough, evenings will be getting darker earlier so you should really try and enjoy dinner outside while you can. Whether you fire up the barbecue or simply head outside after preparing meals in the kitchen, it's a great idea to make the most of sunny evenings while you can.

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You should start making the most of the sunshine you get in the next couple of weeks

Take a hike

What better way to enjoy the last of the good weather than heading out for a walk? You don't necessarily have to choose a difficult route, as simply walking to work or around your local area can allow you to go out in the sunshine.

Not only will this mean you make the most of the last days of summer, it will also help your fitness levels. You could make a day of walking by packing up a picnic and heading out for an explore. Have a look for walking trails you might not have been down before and spend a few hours traipsing about.

Hit the beach

All too soon, a day at the beach isn't going to be an ideal choice so why not head to the coast while you can? Not only will this mean you can soak up the rays, it will also keep your kids occupied during the weekends or until they go back to school.

British waters are never truly warm, but they'll be getting colder as autumn sets in, which makes now the perfect time to head out for a swim. If you don't have a beach close by, you can also head to an outdoor lido for the day, which could help you feel like you're on holiday.

However, you choose to spend more time outside, make sure you enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!