So what can you do this summer besides working on your tan? Try these tips, courtesy of Fox News Health.
Run for Distance
Get up earlier in the morning (because let’s be honest, you’re probably not going to do this after 8:30 at night when it’s cooler) and get a run in. It will start your mindset off the right way for the day!
Learn a Water Sport
Another fantastic resolution would be to learn a water sport. Get out onto a local river nearby and test your kayaking or canoeing skills. This provides another very good upper-body and core workout, and will help you get some fresh air this season.
Prepare Breakfast Every Morning
One of the most important elements of a well-rounded diet is starting your day off with breakfast each morning.
While in the winter you may forgo getting up to prepare an omelet in order to stay warm in your comfortable bed, with the sun rising earlier, make it a goal to prepare something nutritious each morning before you head out to work.
You’ll not only improve your health but boost your metabolism as well.
Learn to Rock Climb
Rock climbing is one of the best ways to get in shape quickly and will really add more muscle definition to your upper body. Now’s your perfect chance to learn this activity. Invest in a few lessons to get started and then head out on a camping trip to test your skills on a real mountain. (Obviously, if you’re not going to Colorado anytime soon, you can always find a rock climbing wall at the local gym or rec center.)
Be Active With Your Kids
If you’re a parent, summer is perfect for spending some quality time with your son or daughter, getting him/her to experience the great outdoors firsthand. Plan a fishing or camping trip or just go for a long bike ride one Saturday afternoon. This will not only help you keep active, but will help your child come to value physical activity as well.
Walk Anywhere Within a Mile
With ideal weather conditions outside, there’s no reason to drive anywhere a short distance away. Set a goal this summer to walk anywhere that’s within one mile of your house. By the time the summer’s up, you’ll be leaner and fitter as a result. Plus, you’ll be doing your part to help the environment.
So, think about what matters most to you in regard to your health and fitness level, and set some good resolutions. They’ll give your fitness regimen new meaning and will help ensure you become the healthiest you can be.
– Dr. Leif