How To Get In Shape This Summer

Now that summer is eagerly approaching, it’s time to evaluate how you’re spending your time so that you can enjoy the longer days with friends and family. Boost productivity by staying active, paying attention to your health over the summer months by monitoring your alcohol intake, as well as refraining from long periods exposed to the sun’s rays.

Get in shape this summer by remembering to drink plenty of water, by snacking on the right foods, and learning to love the workouts you do. Swimming is especially popular in summer as it regulates your body temperature and keeps you feeling cool.

Feel motivated to wear the clothes you want to, to feel attractive and cool in shorts and dresses, and complement your summer look with a radiant complexion and healthy smile.

Smoothies

Smoothies are a great way to grab-and-go if you work to a busy schedule and don’t always have the time to sit down to eat your food. They’re perfect to take on the daily commute to work with you, and to consume before or after working out, especially if they’re packed with fruits, vegetables and are high protein too. Consider using shakes to help lose weight, so that you can feel fuller for longer and ensure that you’re getting the energy you require to feel energised and motivated to exercise and work on increasing muscle mass.

Your appetite can wane somewhat during the hotter months, but it’s important to eat as part of a balanced and well-rounded diet all year round. If you’re finding that you’re too hot and exhausted to even entertain the thought of cooking in a heated kitchen, then stick to fresh salads that can be prepared in minutes and are nutritious.

Switch Up Your Diet

Consider trying the 5:2 diet to see the results you want. This diet works by limiting your calorie intake on two days of the week. These two days see you consume five hundred calories only, and for the other five days, you simply eat as normal. Also, pay attention to the fats in your diet, and don’t be afraid to introduce more healthy fats in such as those found in nuts, oily fish, and avocados. This could even benefit those who have type two diabetes due to cutting down the daily calories consumed over a period of time.

Early Morning Advantage

If you prefer to work out outside in the open by jogging or taking yoga classes, for example, then summer comes with its own set of obstacles. The midday sun can be extremely warm, and it’s not healthy nor advised to work-out when the sun is at its hottest. Avoid the heat and the potential to become severely dehydrated, by working out in the early morning and before it’s too hot to do so. Choose to enjoy your evening run once the sun is lower in the sky, or if you’re struggling to work this routine into your daily life, then consider joining a gym.

Water Sports

It’s crucial to exercise each day, and you should be focusing on getting one strenuous sixty-minute work-out in each and every day of the week. Swimming can help you to stay cool during summer and going for a dip at the end of a long day can help to relax you and aid you in getting to sleep. Consider finding out more about the kind of water sports locally available to you, and enrol to see whether you like them. Aquarobics has become increasingly popular in recent years, with people using it as a form of low-impact sports that can help to tone your body and improve your overall health.

Grow Your Own

Eating all organic produce can be expensive, and as a result, doing so isn’t always possible. To combat this, grow your own fruit and veg from your garden, outside on terraces, or even on straddle pots and window boxes if you’re pushed for space or don’t enjoy the luxury of having a garden.

You can sow seeds from small pots and then replant them when they begin to grow, and the beauty of this is that most vegetables are surprisingly simple to grow. You will probably have grown cress before, however, did you know that you can just as easily grow spring onions, chilli peppers, garlic, loose leaf lettuce, and carrots from a sunny spot on your windowsill?

Depending on where you live, you may be able to grow many more varieties of vegetable, so it’s well worth finding out how best to plant them and their needs if you’re going to reap the best yield from seeds.

 

Zoe Griffin

Editor In Chief

Editor In Chief at Live Like A VIP. Author, Journalist & Copywriter. Often found with a glass of Champagne in hand!

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