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Time to Get Swimsuit Ready: 3 Tips to Help

By Virginia Laird

Finally, after weeks of cold weather, there seems to be a glimmer of warmth in the near future. This leads many to begin thinking of swimsuit season. While it would be nice if getting your body ready to stroll around the pool was simple, the sad truth is that it takes a number of weeks to slim and tone the body. Now is the time to begin taking the necessary steps to get ready for the impending pool season. Fitness experts have offered a few tips to help you get in shape, including:

  • Eliminate junk from your diet
  • Start exercising daily
  • Measure your progress

Eliminate Junk From Your Diet

Shedding a few extra pounds requires much dedication, but can still prove to be simple changes which provide success. Health experts admit that one of the best things you can do to slim up is to cut out junk food. This includes soda, cookies, cakes, chips, and any other items which offers little nutritional value. Because eliminating these items (cold turkey) can prove to be a struggle, experts suggest that cutting one item at a time can help you be more successful. In no time at all, you may begin to see some progress.

Start Exercising Daily

Exercise is another vital part of shedding some weight and toning the body in preparation for swimsuit season. Fitness gurus suggest that as little as 30 minutes of cardio daily can help you drop a few pounds. Likewise, using weights can help you tone up. A few exercises to help target the areas you may want to shape up when thinking of spending time at the pool include:

  • Squats
  • Crunches
  • Planks
  • Lunges
  • Push-ups

Measure Your Progress

Fitness experts admit that while stepping on the scale can be a great way to monitor your progress, there are other ways to track it. These same professionals suggest that using a measuring tape to get numbers of inches, rather than pounds on a scale, can be a better way to track your progress. Research suggests that muscle weighs more than fat. As you shed your extra flab and build muscle, it is possible that you will reduce your size, yet still weigh the same or more than you did before. Start measuring your progress with a measuring tape today.

Now is the time to start putting your nose to the grind and stay focused on your goals. With a little determination and hard work you will be swimsuit ready in just a matter of a few weeks.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Georgetown, Tex.

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