Summer is the perfect time to feel your best–warm weather and sunshine make efforts to get outside and be active easier, and fresh produce (plus more family time to eat dinner, grill out and go to social events for meals) make the summer months the perfect time to conquer your diet woes.
Need a plan to get healthy, happy, and fit over the summer? Get started with:
1) Running (or walking)
One of the most efficient ways to increase lung capacity, build muscle, and burn fat is to run. It takes time to build the endurance to run for extended periods of time, so start with walking quickly and cycling off and on between jogging and walking. Make sure to hydrate whenever you run, wear sunscreen if you’ll be running outdoors, replenish your body with supplements like those from bbf.com, and always stretch before and after to care for your muscles and get more out of your workout.
2) Better habits
Remember all those things your mom used to make you do that you hated so much as a kid? It’s time to take those things seriously–exercise and eat well each day, drink plenty of water, go to bed early enough to be well rested, take vitamins and bsn supplements, and give yourself time to recuperate between meetings, errands, family events, and phone calls.
3) Eating fresh, whole foods
We all drive through a fast food restaurant every now and then, but make an effort to reduce this type of greasy, carb-filled meal as well as the overly sugary and fatty snacks that have become standard in American life. Stock up on healthy snacks like easy-to-pack or grab-on-the-go fruits or wholesome whole-grain snacks. You can always supplement your nutrition (check out bb.com for supplements) but you can’t undo the junk you eat. It’s better to eat minimally and make up for essential nutrients than to overeat and fill your body with fat, toxins, and other unhealthy foods.