You can spend most of the year getting in shape for summer, but once summer is here, it’s easy to undo all of your hard work. From days out in the beer garden to endless weekend barbecues, all of the fun opportunities that summer brings can get in the way of your fit and healthy lifestyle.
As with everything in life, finding a balance is important. There’s no reason why you can’t enjoy yourself this summer while still keeping up your healthy routine. Here are some tips to help you strike the balance between fun and fit this summer.
Plan Out Your Week
Summer is the time for spontaneous plans, but if you throw your schedule completely out the window, you’ll find it’s much harder to keep up a healthy lifestyle. Start each week by planning the things you can control. Making time in your week for workouts and giving yourself some ‘me’ time can get you off to a good start, allowing you to then make time for other plans. Why not try working out outdoors so that you can make the most of the weather while getting fit this summer too?
Be An Early Riser
One of the best ways to stick to your fitness routine is to get up earlier in the morning. A morning workout is a great way to start the day, and it means it’s over and done with, before you get a chance to make other plans. You can learn to be an early riser by changing some of your habits – it’s much easier in the summer and you’ll get a thrill out of feeling productive and energised. Develop a morning routine that will make everything else in your day possible without guilt.
Eat Well Where You Can
Eating out with friends is one of the best things about summer, but it’s important to strike a balance with your diet to ensure you eat well most of the time. Plan your food where possible, prioritising healthy, nutritious options when you’re at home or at work. If you take a look at Beko’s vitamin survey, you can get a good idea of what’s needed to help you boost your vitamin intake to help your body get what it needs to stay healthy. A morning smoothie can be a great way to boost your vitamin intake, and makes a refreshing breakfast for those warm summer mornings.
Get Plenty Of Sleep
Your sleep can suffer in the summer. From long days and nights out to dealing with hot and humid weather, your body may not get the sleep it needs to function well. Fortunately, there are some great tips you can try to help you sleep better in the summer that could help you get a more restful sleep. Aim for 8 hours a night and try not to burn the candle at both ends!
After what has been a difficult year, you deserve an amazing summer. By finding that balance between having fun and staying fit, you’ll be able to enjoy a happy, healthy summer with all of your nearest and dearest.