The summer heat encourages more fun in the sun activity and why not look good while strolling along the beach? There are dozens of ways to get in shape, from yoga to lifting weights, it is up to you to choose something you love to do, sometimes that means a variety of workouts to keep it fresh and keep you coming back.
Because of the heat be sure and stay hydrated with 6 to 8 glasses of water a day, more if you work up a sweat while at play or working out. Diet is part of the deal so keep a journal of what you eat and how you feel about the food you intake. Eat several small meals throughout the day rather than three large ones, it keeps your metabolism fires burning and you’ll end up eating fewer calories in the long run. Try to keep each meal between 250 and 300 calories of lean meats and vegetables.
Also keep notes on your workout, the amount your lifting per each exercise and the reps. Encourage yourself along the way and don’t give up, being in good shape is being in good health, it’s not just about creating the hot-body, though that’s certainly a great benefit!
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