Summer is almost here and people want to look their sexiest when they hit the beach. Even if you didn’t hit the gym every day in anticipation for summer, you’re in luck because we have some super easy tips to help you stay in shape this summer.
We don’t want you to think that you are going to have to exercise for six hours a day. We wouldn’t do that to anybody! It’s important to start making small, healthy changes to your life that ultimately help you become a healthier person. There are other regimens you can do, in addition to these tips, to help you cleanse your system or shed unwanted pounds, but those decisions are on you.
While it may be scary, breaking the mold is a lot easier than you think! Are you ready to incorporate these easy steps into your daily life?
A Healthy Breakfast:
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You know what’s more important? Making sure that it is healthy. Sometimes it’s just easier to eat some frozen waffles, cereal, or toaster pastries because trying to make a healthy breakfast seems too difficult in the morning. It’s easier than you think if you make overnight oats! Put ½ cup dry oats, ½ cup almond milk, 1 tablespoon of almond butter, 1/8 cup blueberries, banana slices, and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds in a mason jar and shake it all up. Refrigerate it overnight and eat it in the morning to boost your metabolism.
No, we are not talking about eating pieces of fruit, although that is something healthy you can do. This is actually about making flavored ice cubes. Take raspberries and kiwi slices, for instance, place them in your ice tray, and fill it with filtered water. This can help you drink more water because it keeps your taste buds interested. You also reap the health benefits of whatever you put in the ice cubes. Don’t be afraid to get creative and add things like lemon slices, blueberries, mint, basil, watermelon, cucumbers, or strawberries.
Don’t Blame The Desk:
Sometimes you may not have the motivation to go to the gym. We know that a lot of people sit at desks all day, us included, but you can actually do desk workouts. Every hour do about 20 sitting squats, or take a walk on your lunch break. If you’re lounging in bed scrolling through social media, do a 1-minute plank every 30 minutes to tone those abs and work your core. You can even do calf raises while brushing your teeth! You can incorporate light workouts into almost any part of your day.
Eat In Dim Lighting:
Studies have shown that eating in a dimly lit room can help you eat less. You can light some candles or use a dimmer, if you have that option. This doesn’t seem like it would work, but it does. Eating in dim lighting helps you control your portions, which is great for helping you lose weight.
Sleep In The Cold:
This can sometimes be a challenge if you don’t have air conditioning. Sleeping in colder temperatures helps your body burn fat while you sleep. Sounds good, right? Your body has white fat and brown fat. White fat is the fat that you try to get rid of when you exercise. Brown fat actually burns calories to generate heat, which in turn helps you lose weight. So turn down the thermostat to burn fat while you sleep.
We hope that you can use some of these tips in your daily life to help you stay in shape during summer. Comment below to let us know how these worked for you.