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Swimsuits in Springtime: 3 Steps to Get Ready

By Virginia Laird

With springtime near, many will start dusting off the swimsuit while making preparations to attend the pool at the first sign of warm weather. Although this may sound like a welcome idea, you may feel differently about your body being ready to sport your swimsuit. Rather than feeling defeated, fitness experts have made a few suggestions of things you can do to help shed a few pounds and shape up. These tips include:

  • Commit to a healthy diet
  • Make time to exercise
  • Start now getting yourself ready

Commit to a Healthy Diet

Health and wellness experts admit that committing to a healthy diet can be enough to help you drop a few pounds. These professionals suggest that a healthy diet should include plenty of fruits and vegetables, as well as lean proteins. Generally this is defined as chicken and fish. As you begin to plan your meals, take special notice of its balance (or lack thereof) and make the appropriate changes to ensure you are getting a well-balanced diet. It is important to know that these types of diets do not include too much sugar and junk. Reducing your consumption of such junk is imperative in making your healthy diet successful.

Make Time to Exercise

Exercise should be a priority when trying to whip yourself into swimsuit shape. Fitness experts admit that as little as 30 minutes of exercise daily can help you drop a few pounds and tone up. Your workout should include some cardio and toning exercises. Fitness experts suggest planks to help tone and strengthen the core muscles, and lunges and squats to help with the legs. One thing is sure, a commitment to follow through is the only way to see progress and achieve the look you may desire.

Start Now Getting Yourself Ready

One of the biggest reasons that many will not be able to achieve their fitness goals in time for swimsuit season comes down to procrastination. This is simply putting off your workout plan and healthy eating until "tomorrow." However, in many cases this tomorrow never arrives.  If you are one who struggles with procrastination, make sure you have a plan and stick to it. For many, finding a workout buddy to help you be accountable can help you get started.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Rosemead, Calif.

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