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How to Get in Shape Before Swimsuit Season

By Brandi Goodman 

It won't be long before the weather starts to warm up. It may feel like you have a long time before swimsuit season is around, but the truth is just a few short months is all you have to prepare. If you have some weight to lose or want to get in better shape, now is the time to start.

Cut Out Sugar

Sugar can keep weight on your body. It can also cause inflammation. You need to cut out sugar as much as possible if you hope to look bathing suit-ready come summertime. Stop getting fast food and cut out processed junk that packs lots of sugar and calories into small servings.

Get Daily Exercise

Sitting around waiting for summer to arrive won't do you much good. You need to at least start getting in some daily exercise if you hope to look good in a suit this summer. Moving your body more than usual will have you burning calories and losing fat. Take the stairs. Walk to work. Bike regularly. Dance at home. There's lots of things you can do to get your body moving more.

Do Push-Ups

Push-ups are great for toning your arms and shoulders. If this is a problem area for you then try adding some push-ups into your daily exercise routine. These actually work your abs as well because you're using your core strength as you hold your body in place when you come from a lower position.

Find an Indoor Pool

Start swimming now with an indoor pool. You don't have to wear a small swimsuit. You can have a sleeved rash guard or even a full wetsuit so you can cover your body and keep your skin safe from the cold. Swimming is a great exercise that will help to tone your body and help you look good so you feel more comfortable swimming in a regular suit outdoors.

Do Mountain Climbers

Mountain climbers are another great exercise to try when you're trying to get swimsuit ready. You get into a push-up position but don't move your arms. Instead, you work out your lower body. You move your left foot off the ground and tuck it in toward your chest. Return it to start and repeat with your right. Do this for a few repetitions and you'll quickly work up a sweat.

You need to take your time to prepare for swimsuit season. You can't start the night before a pool day and expect to have results. It can take a few months to really see good results and be as prepared as possible for the summer season. Start now and have a bathing suit body you're confident in.

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

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