Oh sweet summer. We enjoy the longer days, cookouts, vacations, and a much deserved break from the everyday hustle and bustle we’ve been putting in all year. Yes, the living is laid back and easy, but it can also wreak havoc on your health and fitness if you let it.
I encourage you to let loose and enjoy the summer to the fullest, but at the same time don't lose sight of your health and fitness progress.
Here are 3 easy ways to stay healthy and fit this summer:
1) Pick up the Pace!
You can easily and quickly add a few stretches, pick up your pace while walking, and add some form of resistance training with exercise bands, dumbbells, a hand towel, or your own body weight. Click here to watch my hand towel exercise video.
2) Eat your Water.
Stay hydrated with natural drinking water of course, but take advantage of seasonal produce such as watermelon, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, and pineapples which contain a high water content, and many vitamins and minerals to keep your body healthy and hydrated during these hot, humid months.
3) Disconnect to Reconnect.
Take a break from the internet, including social media. Put down the phone, log off the computer, and be present in the moment. You will feel more calm, at ease, and have an opportunity to engage in more meaningful conversations and participate in summer activities with those you most care about.