5 Tips to Get in Top Shape for the Summer

JoggingWell, ladies, it’s that time of year again, the sun is out and it is hot hot hot! So what better way to celebrate than to start planning your new summer wardrobe? These top tips will give you get a head start and help you look and feel great. So what are you waiting for, read on to learn more?

H2Oh My

Drinking 2 liters of water can be a bit of a chore, especially when you could be sipping on a cool summer cocktail but ensuring you get your recommended eight glasses per day has some important benefits. Start the day off right with hot lemon water will aid digestion and act as a clever detoxifying agent. Shake things up with some cucumber-infused water will support healthy skin and as water is a natural appetite-suppressant, weight loss of often a welcome side effect.

No train, no gain

What better time to start a new fitness plan, there is no need to pay for a gym membership when you can train from the comfort of your own home. The Bowflex Max Trainer is a unique elliptical trainer working both the upper and lower body simultaneously and is the perfect way to tone your major muscle groups through low impact exercise. Why not commit to a 30-day challenge and see what you can achieve?

Get Preppy

Planning and preparing your meals in advance is a great way to stay in control of what you eat and encourages you to stay on track. Food tracker apps such as MyFitnessPal are a fantastic way to lose weight healthily. Signing up is easy and after some basic questions about your height, weight and fitness goals, you are given a tailored calorie plan to work with. The app comes with a handy bar-code scanning feature allowing you to monitor what you are eating and it even sends out some encouraging notifications throughout the day for extra inspiration.

Cool and Confident

It’s not just about looking your best but also feeling your best. There is a range of self-improvement podcasts out there available through the App and Android store that can help you boost confidence and self-esteem. Why not take ten minutes and see for yourself?   Headspace is a fantastic app designed to help you lead a healthier and more mindful life through short meditation sessions, boosting your focus and attention throughout the day, do this daily for a more creative and confident you.

Catch some Zzzzzz’s

Ensuring you get you’re recommended 7-9 hours’ sleep per night can have big benefits, particularly when it comes to your food choices. Having a more restful night can boost your metabolism and give you a morning energy surge. It also gives your muscles the opportunity for greater recovery post-exercise. So despite the challenges involved, creating a dedicated slumber schedule will give you big benefits in the long-run and see you wide-eyed and ready to step out into summer in style.

Martel Sharpe

Martel is a writer in Atlanta, who's cooler than a polar bear's toenail. He loves reading, writing, and brunch. Reach out to Martel through email, martel.kontrolhomme@gmail.com or follow him on Instagram and Twitter @markopolowe.