Tips to Feel Your Best This Summer

Monday, August 5 2019 3:16 PM
By Katlyn Hartford

Summer is the perfect time to rejuvenate, get in shape, and reinvent your life. Summer’s not over yet, and there is still time to feel your best before the season’s over! Here are our best tips:

 

Low Sugar, High Protein

It’s amazing how great you can feel the second you alter your diet to eat healthier. Choose foods that are low in sugar to avoid afternoon crashes, and replace them with foods that are high in protein. Instead of grabbing a bag of chips as an afternoon snack, nosh on a granola bar or yogurt.

 

Shake Up Your Exercise Routine

Tired of the same boring workout? Don’t give up on exercise, just reinvent your exercise. Try out a new group exercise class to add variety to your routine. Try out a Pilates or yoga class to work on your core strength. Or try a class like Zumba for a super fun and high energy workout. Still lacking motivation? Sign up with a Personal Trainer and benefit from their expertise. They’ll set you up with workouts you can do on your own that will give you the results you’re looking for.

 

Meditate

Keeping your mind healthy is just as important as keeping your body healthy. If you constantly find yourself tense, forgetful or just plain “not having it together,” take a deep breath and meditate. For 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the evening, sit in a quiet, secluded area and attempt to think about NOTHING. That respite could be what you need to mentally recharge.

 

Get Your Blood Pumping

The summer heat can easily cause lethargy and lack of motivation. Conquer the temptation to binge on Netflix with a blood-pumping exercise. Hit the elliptical, join a Zumba class, or try out CrossFit. Short, intense workouts will give you the energy you need to stay upbeat.

 

Give these activities a shot so you can make the most of the summer and feel good every day!

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