Staying Active Throughout the Summer
Keeping up with your exercise routine is also essential for managing your weight over the summer but, even if you get off track, there's no need to panic. We all gain weight at times and, if you're careful, you can shave those pounds off in no time. The following are some workout ideas you can try but, please, modify according to your fitness level and goals:
If you are exercising and still find you've gained a bit of weight, there are some simple things you can do to boost your calorie burn and help get those extra pounds off.
· Add more walking. It may not seem like much, but even an extra 10 minutes a day of walking can help you burn a few more calories and stay more active.
· Add intensity to your workouts. Try interval training, working out for a few extra minutes or adding some high-intensity moves to your routine like jumping jacks or sprints. For more, check out more ways to add intensity to your workouts.
· Eat a little less. Again, it may not seem like much but eating a little less for each meal can also help you shave off some extra pounds without going hungry. Try measuring your food for a few days and loading up on high-fiber fruits and veggies, which helps you stay full while eating fewer calories.
· Add an extra day of exercise. If you're not exercising every day, try adding another workout day to your routine. It doesn't have to be intense, but a little yoga, gardening, walking or cycling is another way to burn some extra calories.
Making small changes each day, whether it's a few more minutes of exercise or fewer bites of lunch or dinner can add up over time, helping you get rid of those extra pounds without having to drastically change what you're doing.