Just as soon as the ice and snow begin melting after a long winter there is a startling realization that swimsuit season is around the corner…proceed with the panic. Once the mercury starts to rise, getting back in shape for the spring and summer is on everyone’s mind. But instead of hitting the exercise hard, experts suggest easing back into your springtime routine.
Here are some tips to get you started from WebMD:
Start Slow- Take the necessary time before jumping into your spring diet and exercise plan. If you haven’t worked out much all winter then it’s important to start slowly. By easing into your regimen you will be more successful in keeping with your diet and exercise plan. Commit to regular exercise and slowly increase the intensity as your fitness level improves.
Take it Outside- You’ve more than likely taken your regular exercise routine to the treadmill during the winter months. But now that it’s getting nicer outside try walking or jogging in the park or around a track. Both your body and soul will love the fresh air.
Plan a New Menu- You need to really look at your diet and the amount of calories you are consuming on a daily basis. Choose foods that are low in calories but are filling to help you fight off the hunger throughout the day.
Take Up a Sport- It’s a new season, so why not try a new activity or sport? Playing a sport can break up the monotony of your typical workout routine and can provide fun as well as connection with others. Try tennis or golf this spring.
Protect Your Skin- If you’re spending more time outside then it’s essential to wear sunscreen in order to protect yourself from ultraviolet rays. Apply a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 and choose a waterproof kind that doesn’t run off when you sweat.
By keeping these five tips in mind you’ll go from winter weight to bikini body safely and happily and in no time!