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Summer Fitness and Food Options

By Brandi Goodman 

Warmer weather immediately makes us hopeful for summer. It reminds us of all there is to get out and do. Don't spend your time locked inside on hot days. Incorporate some plans into your routine for summer fitness. Make sure you're getting in the right foods as well. Both will help to keep you healthy.

Watermelon

In terms of food, juicy fruits are where it's at for the summer. Watermelon is one of the most sought after fruits during the hotter months. When you picture summer, a slice of watermelon may just come to mind. It can keep your body hydrated and provides lots of nutrients. It's also low in calories, making it a great snack option or addition to a meal.

Swimming

Swimming is one of the most popular summer pastimes. Getting into a body of cold water can really cool you down quickly when you're feeling overheated. You can head to the beach and swim in the lake or ocean or find a local pool. An indoor option might work best on rainy or chilly days where the water outside would be too cold to swim in.

Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob is also beneficial for the body. It's commonly eaten as a side dish in the summer and can be cooked numerous ways. Some people even wrap it in foil and cook it on the grill for a true summer tradition. Corn can be very filling, and it also promotes good colon health. Just be sure to go light on the butter that so many use to flavor it, and opt for some pepper or another seasoning instead.

Bike Riding

Drive down the street in the summer months and chances are you'll pass by several people on bikes. Bike riding is incredibly common when it's hot outside. You get to engage in exercise without feeling too hot because the wind blows on you while you ride. It helps to keep you cool. Bike riding burns plenty of calories and will really work out your core and lower body. If you want an even better leg workout, opt for rollerblading instead. 

Summer fitness and food should be considered carefully. You want to do all you can to remain healthy and well so you can enjoy your summer season and not be stuck inside sick. There's plenty of options to consider that will help your health. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Rock Hill, S.C.

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