Summer Fit Tips
Healthy eating is your first step to looking fit this summer. Make sure to eat a clean diet that is full of lots of vegetables including, broccoli, spinach, kale, cauliflower and asparagus. Your summer diet should also include lean meats such as chicken and fish. In addition remember to drink at least 8 cups of water, watch your sodium intake and take fish oils with every meal.
Resistance training should be performed at least twice a week. If you don’t have access to a gym try using your own body weight by doing squats, lunges, push-ups and triceps dips and calf raises. If you do have access to a gym try and get off the machines and use free weights. Dumbbell exercises recruit more muscles and in turn burn more calories. If you fear resistance training because you think that you will get big and bulky think again. Resistance training actually builds muscles and burns more calories at rest than fat does. In addition to resistance training you should be spending at least two days a week doing interval training. You can read more about high intensity interval training HERE. For quicker results be sure to combine your intervals with steady state running and take advantage of the outdoors for longer runs.