No matter where you live, the weather starts warming up in the spring. While you might be anxious to shed your winter clothes, you could also have concerns about your summer body and how you will look in shorts this year. Start alleviating your worries today so you will be ready to hit the beach or pool parties that are inevitably coming up!
During the colder months, it is easy to start packing on the pounds with barely a notice. Ten or fifteen extra pounds won’t even show under your sweater but can leave an unsightly muffin top when you slip on your favorite shorts and tank top. As soon as you realize that you have let yourself go, reverse direction and get on track to developing the summer body you want.
If you want to look beautiful while sunning yourself during the day and hitting the clubs at night, start by paying attention to your posture. Slouching not only disrupts your circulation and digestive tract, it is unsightly. By holding your body in proper alignment, you will begin minimizing the pooch that hangs over your waistline and increase your body awareness.
Of course, you will need more than good posture and proper ergonomics to get into great shape. Start doing a Pilates routine several days each week in order to strengthen your core muscles. This will help you with good posture, burning fat and sculpting your mid-section. You can either take classes at a local gym or find reputable instructional videos online.
For those who are attempting to lose weight, it is important to engage in activities that will boost metabolism. A treadmill, bike machine or similar cardiovascular workout several days each week will help. However, you don’t have to hit the gym in order to get a metabolic boost. There are all kinds of things you can do throughout the day to nudge it in the right direction.
Start your day with a five-minute sun salutation. This yoga routine consists of several poses that will help to awaken your body, mind and spirit. You can find longer ones as well if you would like to further your efforts and associated benefits.
On your breaks at work, take a brisk walk. Even a ten minute burst twice each day will help you to burn off more calories. If you have the space, you could even do another sun salutation or jump rope instead.
Another option for boosting your energy levels and spike your metabolism is dancing. All you need is sufficient space and some tunes to get your body moving. This free activity can be done for as long as you want. You will be amazed at how much stress you can relieve at the same time!
Getting into shape for the summer weather starts today. Take advantage of these suggestions in order to start burning unwanted fat and sculpting the lean physique you desire. By the time the first pool party of the season rolls around, you will be comfortable showing off the slender body you are developing!