Winter Fitness Tips To Start Getting Your Body Ready For Summer
Summer may seem like a long way off, but there are still plenty of ways you can start working on you...
It's All About Strength
When working on a bikini body, many girls tend to only concentrate on a cardio workout. However, hardly any work on their body's strength. And this is probably the reason why not many actually go on to achieve the bikini body that they dream about. So you need to make sure that you are always working on your strength as well as your cardio. Ideally, you need to be working on a full-body strength workout at least three times a week. You should boost your metabolism with a cardio workout at least 24-hours before your strength training. Then you will find that your body gets stronger and toned much quicker.
Add Natural Diuretics To Your Diet
Diuretics are foods that can help liquids and fluids pass through your body a lot quicker than they normally would. This can greatly help your body reduce any bloating. So, as you can see, diuretics are a great help when it comes to losing some weight to improve your summer body. Try to increase your intake of foods that are renowned for their diuretic properties. For instance, anything high in vitamin C is great at flushing out excess fluid from your body. Fruits and vegetables such as asparagus, lemon and cucumber are also great for their diuretic properties.
Start Drinking More Water
You should already be drinking a lot of water as it can help to maintain weight and keeps your skin smooth and glowing. You will probably be working out more now that you have your summer body to work on. And that means your body will need to consume a lot more water. If you are even mildly dehydrated during a workout, you will find that your performance isn't as good as it should be. Do you need another reason to start increasing your daily water intake? You might be surprised to know that all that extra water can help to flush out water weight from your body. Aim to drink around 75 oz of water a day. And don't go easy on the ice! Ice-cold water can help speed up the body's metabolism.
Cut Down On The Carbs
Carbohydrates have a bad reputation when it comes to weight and summer bodies. However, you shouldn't cut them completely out of your diet. In fact, some such as whole grains, are good for us and can provide you with a lot of energy for all your workouts. But you need to try and reduce your intake of starchy carbs. These include white forms of bread, pasta, and rice. They are white because they have been processed. And this can increase bloating which isn't what you want at all! Not only that, but they can also make your body retain a lot of excess water.
Cut Down On The Booze
Do you enjoy a cold glass of beer or a crisp glass of wine after a busy day at work? This little indulgence may not seem like much, but it will be making it all too easy for the weight to creep on. You will also find that it can make you extremely bloated. So cut back on your alcohol intake and only enjoy a tipple at the weekend. You will benefit for multiple advantages. Firstly, you will be cutting down on your daily calorie intake. And you will also find it much easier to sleep at night. A better night's sleep makes it easier to lose excess weight and keep it off.
Walking taller will help you come across as very confident. But that's not all. It also engages your core muscles and can help you work on your abs. One way to train your body to make walking taller feel natural is to suck in your belly for fifteen minutes a day while sitting down. Remember to pull your shoulders back when you do this, and your overall posture will improve.
Ready to give it your all over the colder months so that you can reap the benefits next summer? Go ahead and follow these fitness tips. Good luck!
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