With summer rapidly approaching, and with the temperature climbing, you are probably already working on improving your bathing suit body and looking forward to your summer vacation. When the weather is cooler, it is much easier to exercise and get fit. The problem is how to deal with getting and staying fit during the scorching summer days as well. Summer is also a time of multiple distractions and events which can easily keep you from hitting the gym or following your fitness program. But the fact is that it is a season which also offers a variety of options for exercising as well. Here are our 4 tips for beating the summer heat and staying fit all season long:
- Go out
The gym is an excellent place to make sure you stay in shape when it is raining or is cold and dark outside, but in the summer often gyms get stuffy and unpleasant to workout in. This is why you can take you exercising routine outdoors in the fresh air. Of course, you shouldn’t schedule your outdoor summer exercising for the hottest hours of the day. Pick the early morning hours or later in the evening to go outdoors to work out. If you can’t avoid the hottest hours, then make sure you choose a shady and breezy spot or running route for your training. You can use a weather app on your phone to check the forecasts for the day to choose the best time for your daily workout. Always remember to wear appropriate athletic footwear suitable for the hotter temperatures. Make sure that your feet remain dry by choosing breathable running or other athletic shoes with moisture wicking insoles. It is best to pick lighter shoes with mesh uppers to keep your feet cooler when training in the summer.
- Enjoy a ball game with friends
If you are fed up with your usual workouts, you can ask some friends to join you for a fun basketball, soccer or volleyball game. Pick the game you enjoy most and sweat off those calories while having a great time with your buddies. It will definitely feel more like you are having a fun time rather than exercise, but the effect will be the same.
- Do some swimming
Going to the pool is definitely one of the best ways to cool down during the summer, but it is also a perfect option for exercising during the hot weather too. Swimming is one of the best exercises for a perfect body. Just think about how the swimmers at the Olympic Games look! Swimming can help burn fat, tone the muscles and is perfect if you are looking for an exercise with a lesser impact on the feet and legs, especially if you are recovering from a running related or another injury. If you aren’t too much into swimming, you can do some water resistance exercises in the pool instead.
- Don’t ditch your workouts because of your vacation
Going on vacation is about fun and rest, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t incorporate some exercise in it as well. You can join a running guide tour in the place you are visiting. This will allow you to do your daily run and do some sightseeing at the same time too. If you love dancing, I can certainly recommend you to try one of the latest fitness crazes such as Zumba or Jazzercise as they are a tonne of fun and you can even dance your weight away while having lots of giggles. If you prefer, you can rent a bicycle and wander around your vacation area on it. If you are at the beach, there are numerous water sports you can try out – this is the perfect combination between having fun and exercising. Walking and hiking are also perfect alternatives to exercising, so make sure you are covering your walking goal distance even when you are on vacation!