Prepping for Summer

Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to shed the winter blues (and a few extra pounds???).  Jumping into summer is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1 Regular Exercise

Regular exercise is an important first step in preparing for summer (actually it’s important year round but we tend to forget in the winter)
It brightens our mood, helps burn off a few extra pounds, and tones up our muscles.

A simple walk is a great place to begin, 3 20 minute walks a week and work up to 5 times a week. If you have a regular exercise routine try adding a new thing or 2.

2 Fruits and Veggies

Increasing your fruits and veggies is the 2nd step.  Nothing tastes quite as good as in season fruits and vegetables.  Ok they aren’t quite in season yet.

Fruits and veggies can be rich in antioxidants and some studies have shown that they can help in fighting heart disease, cancer, and obesity
And many F&Vs provide excellent nutrition without high calories.

3 Hydrate

Every system in your body needs water.
One rule of thumb is to drink you weight in kg/10 in glasses of water.
75kg /10 = 7.5 cups of water. Or
(165 lbs, divide by 2 for ounces of water. 165/2 = 85 ounces (8 cups)

Most importantly DRINK before you are dying of thirst. Going for that 20 minute walk, take a bit before you leave the car and drink regularly during the walk

Water helps all the body’s function, reduces wrinkles, helps prevent cramps…

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