Summer Sun: 4 Strategies To Get Fit For Warmer Weather


As the warm months get closer, many people feel they need to make a few changes in order to look better and feel better for the active summer months. It's bathing suit season after all! A good look at your lifestyle and habits can help you to determine what you need to do to make improvements. Here are a few tips that can help you get in shape for summer. 

1 – Look Carefully At Your Diet 

Many people don’t realize that their hectic schedules have caused them to fall into bad eating habits that put on weight and can lead to long-term health problems. Keep a food diary for a few days, and you will understand how your eating habits have contributed to weight gain and general poor health. Make a conscious effort to eat more fresh vegetables, fruits, lean meats and fish, and healthy oils like olive oil or canola. Snack on nuts, seeds and popcorn, instead of high-sugar, high-fat foods. 

2 – Set Realistic Goals 

If you need to lose weight, determine how much you can realistically lose in a period of time, without putting yourself on an unrealistic, unhealthy diet. Being overly optimistic about how much weight you can reasonably lose in a short period of time can cause rebound eating that can cause your diet to fail. Set a goal of steady weight loss with a diet that provides good nutrition but low calories. This strategy is most likely to help you to reach your weight loss goals. 

3 – Commit To An Exercise Routine 

Dieting can provide a better appearance through weight loss, but you will also need to firm up loose areas of the body. Your local gym can provide a variety of exercise equipment that can help tone the muscles and provide overall health benefits. You may have a number of “problem areas” that you want to work on to look better in swimwear, shorts or summer dresses. If you find the right exercises to tackle these areas, you will be rewarded with a more attractive appearance and higher confidence levels. A personal trainer, like those at Halevy Life, can provide individualized attention to help you find those perfect exercises, as well as to keep you motivated so you can reach your goals. 

4 – Work Out At Home 

You should also set up an area of your home where you can work out when you can get to the gym or fitness classes. This strategy will allow you the opportunity for additional workouts that will help you to reach your fitness goals more quickly. You will not have any excuse to skip exercise if you have a few pieces of equipment on hand. 

If you implement these tips, you will increase your odds of success in getting in shape for summer. Stay focused, and you will be ready to enjoy all the warm weather activities.

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