7 Summer Fitness Tips to Keep You on Track
This year has been a bumpy one for many of us, but that doesn’t mean fitness should go out the window. Keeping up summer fitness is important for your overall health and your immunity too. If you want to look good in those warm weather clothes and simply feel your best, these 7 summer fitness tips are sure to keep you on the right track!
1. No excuses when body weight can be used
Your gym being closed is no excuse. Your own body weight can be used to exercise anytime, anyplace. Think pushups, squats, planks, and burpees!
2. Look for opportunities to get in more action
Even something as mundane as the supermarket can help you get in more cardio action. See how quickly you can push the cart around the aisles while enjoying the air conditioning. How agile can you be when dodging others to social distance? Be sure to park your car further away too so you always have to take extra steps which go a long way toward your overall fitness.
3. Take water with you everywhere
Water is important any time of year, but especially in the summer when the heat can dehydrate you faster. Help your body recover and circulate proper levels of oxygen around by staying hydrated. Plus, the more water you drink, the less likely you are to give into those negative food cravings.
4. Bring healthy snacks
Even if you go on a small staycation nearby, don’t succumb to tempting snacks on the road. Bring healthy options with you and save your calorie splurge for a local specialty dish that you can’t get just anywhere.
5. Take the stairs whenever you can
With coronavirus, many people are avoiding taking elevators with other people. While avoiding others, the stairs give you an extra workout so use them!
6. Go swimming
One of the best things about summer is that the weather is perfect for a swim. Whether you hit the pool, lake, or ocean, 30 minutes of swimming will help keep you in shape and because the water is so refreshing, you won’t feel bogged down by sweat.
7. Involve the family
There’s no better lesson than to teach children from an early age about the importance of being active. Get them out from behind those screens and engage in a family hike, swim, bike ride, or other adventure that gets everyone moving.
Bonus Tip: Hire a personal trainer!
Whether you’re preparing for one last trip before school starts or you want to get on the path to fitness, hiring a personal trainer can make all the difference. They hold you accountable and help tailor a specific plan so you can meet your goals.
No need to head to the gym to find one…we can send one to your door to workout with you wherever you feel comfortable, whenever it’s convenient for you!