Are you trying to get in shape this summer? If yes, consider yourself one more member of the summer fitness club as many people consider the summer their favorite season for fitness . July and August bring us hot days and warm evenings, considered by many one of the best times of the year to get outdoors and burn some calories.
This year excessive heat brings a “red flag” for many areas as dehydration can be a serious issue. In coastal areas, workouts can be a great fat-burning experience, normally helped by a refreshing ocean breeze. If you are in the mountains, cool early mornings are perfect for any type of workout. If you are staying indoors, make sure to exercise in temperature controlled rooms with enough air circulation. One advice should apply for all locations: drink plenty of water, before, during and after your workout.
However, the key to a good workout program is a mix of exercise and proper nutrition. Protein and carbohydrates are essential for a successful workout but many people face a dilemma: how can one eat well, have enough energy for an intense exercise program , and lose weight at the same time?
Balance is the answer. You need to have proper nutrition in order to obtain enough carbs/energy from food. Checking calories amounts on nutrition facts charts isn’t the only way to reduce calorie intake as size of meals can be equally as important for your diet.
Weight loss supplements can also be helpful. Appetite suppressants, carb blockers, fat burners , meal replacements, cortisol regulators and protein shakes can be the difference between successful and frustrated results on your summer workout program.