Summertime workouts are when people normally step up their routines to get that body they want, but many people overlook the things they really need to do to make their workouts more effective. You can add in more weights and try a different routine, but if you aren’t doing the following things you may not see any results.
Drink more water
Summertime is hot enough without you sweating out all those electrolytes. Don’t get too dehydrated! Replenish with water to help your metabolism work properly. When your body becomes dehydrated your metabolism slows down to hold onto water, which can help you retain water and water weight. So, drinking more water flushes toxins and makes you look thinner and feel better.
Take a multi-vitamin
When you work out, you deplete your body of nutrients. Add in that most people eat lighter and less caloric foods, and you have a recipe for disaster if you don’t add in more vitamins somehow. This follows the same logic as the water consumption- you need vitamins to process your food and help your body absorb nutrients. You need vitamins to stay healthy, so take them at once in the morning with breakfast. This will give them time to breakdown in your body before your workouts.
Eat more fruit
Fruit contains natural sugar and water, which are both things you need, especially when working out. Eat at least three servings of fruit a day as it is, but during longer, hotter months when you sweat more and need to drop more pounds, eat at least two more servings. A serving size is generally a single piece of fruit or a half a cup, depending on the fruit.
Add in 10 more minutes of cardio
If you are a walker, go that extra half mile and do 10 more minutes. Just 10 more minutes in summertime heat, combined with the other items on this list, can amp up your metabolism in the same manner a 30 minute workout can.
Lifting weights, even small ones, can help build muscle and muscle fights fat. Do it as you walk that extra 10 minutes, or add this workout in as a television watching break. Do it on commercials of your favorite summertime sitcoms, or make a whole small routine three days a week out of weight lifting. This is one of the best things anyone- man or woman- can do for their workout.