Now that winter has come to an end and we’re all finally getting some sun, it’s a great time to start setting goals for the warmer months. Whether you’re hoping to achieve your ideal summer body or just improve your energy, stamina, and overall well being, we have a few tips you should definitely consider!
One food group stands out when spring and summer are here: fruits and vegetables. The warmer months bring a particularly bountiful selection of fresh produce to include in your meals. There’s no better time to get your antioxidants from berries, monounsaturated fats from avocados, vitamins and potassium from tomatoes, iron and fiber from leafy greens, and other essentials. If you’re keen to get your hands dirty, you can even stay active by getting to work on a fruit and veggie garden. It doesn’t get any fresher than that!
The heat of spring and summer can affect many aspects of your exercise plan. Common examples of this are how early in the day you begin your workout and how you coordinate exercise with food consumption. First things first: keep a close eye on your hydration! Naturally, it’s much easier to overheat and lose water fast through perspiration when the temperature goes up. Avoid putting off your workout until later in the day when it gets hotter and stay on top of that early-morning routine. Exercise in warmer weather also has an effect on how your body uses energy gained from food, so refuelling sufficiently with good carbs and protein is a must.
We can’t stress enough how important it is to avoid overheating or exerting an unhealthy amount of energy and water. It’s not uncommon for people to take sodium and electrolyte capsules for intensive cardiovascular workouts. On particularly hot days, try to choose well-shaded running trails. When it comes to your lifestyle choices, it can be quite easy to find yourself deep into the relaxed mood of summer and getting a bit sedentary. Whether it’s swimming, cycling, or tennis, Use this great opportunity to get out there and enjoy those clear days!
With all the warm and sunny days on the horizon, there’s a lot of potential for getting out there and staying active. If you want to spend this spring and summer working towards a new you, give Vitality Fitness a call at (587) 777-3378 today!