Tips to Get Your Body Ready for Spring and Summer
By Genevieve Cunningham
It’s finally here! Warm air, the hot sun, and blooming flowers. Spring has arrived, and everyone who loves to be outside is celebrating. While the spring definitely brings a lift in mood and a surge in activity, it can also bring out the insecurities in all of us. Suddenly we can’t bundle up in big sweaters and oversized coats. If we’re not comfortable with our bodies, spring can be an anxious time. Luckily, there are steps you can take to improve your body and boost your own self-confidence. If you’re ready to get a spring- and summer-ready body, take a look at these steps to start taking today.
Go Ahead and Cut Your Sweets
It’s hard, but it’s more than worth it. If you want to cut fat and sculpt some muscles, it’s a good idea to cut out the sweets in your life. Too much sugar contributes to excessive fat on the body, especially around the middle. If you’re looking to feel good in your own skin, cutting a bit of sugar is an easy and effective place to begin. Start small, and once you’ve tamed your addiction to all things sweet, cut back a little more until you get the results you’re after.
Start Eating More Veggies
The winter months generally mean eating comfort foods. The foods that keep you warm and make you feel cozy. Soups and potatoes and starchy sides. But now that the warm air has entered the picture, it’s time to start choosing more vegetables. Vegetables are lower in calories, more nutritionally dense, and can help you shed some pounds without even working out. Choose vegetables as often as you can, and you’re more likely to get a body suited for spring.
Cross Train With Weights and Cardio
Even if you’ve been working out through the winter, now is a great time to take it up a notch. If you’re already lifting weights, add some intense cardio to your session. If you’re already into cardio, try adding two or three weight training sessions per week. This cross training approach can help you build muscles and burn fat faster, which leads to better fitness in a shorter amount of time.
It’s not too late to get a warm weather, fit and toned body. With some work and dedication, you can transform your body and your health to feel and look better than ever. Begin using these tips today, and enjoy your fit and healthy body all year long.
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