It’s easy to get away with slacking off in the winter months, when we are more focused on Netflix binges and snack food than we are about running and doing crunches. But what happens when it snows outside? It turns out that fitness may be easier than you think. Check out our favourite 5 tips to get fit for the coming Summer!
Truth be told, the little-known secret is that summer bodies are built in the winter.
One of the most difficult truths that fitness newbies struggle to accept is that reaching your workout goals and achieving the body you desire doesn’t happen overnight.
Becoming your healthiest self is not a sprint, it’s a marathon.
If your goal is to be fit and feel healthy this summer, winter is the time to get motivated. Here’s some tips on how to achieve that!
1. Drink More Water
In the colder months, it can be hard to maintain a high water intake. However, with heaters on full boost, it is all too easy to become dehydrated. Drinking warm water or herbal tea throughout the day is a great way to stay warm and rehydrate. The addition of lemon to a glass of warm water or tea can give you the flavour you crave.
2. Intermittent Fasting
If you’re not feeling super motivated to hit a hard workout when you’d much rather be curled up on the couch, ease into it!
Instead of dreading physical activity, take baby steps to reaching your health goals, and focus on your diet first instead.
Intermittent fasting is a great way to reset your body. It boosts your metabolism with lower calorie intake, and alters the function of your hormones, cells and genes.
3. HIIT Training
This is one of the quicker ways to notice results, because of the breathlessness you’ll feel when your heart rate gradually increases.
With HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts, you’re building muscle, losing weight, and burning calories – yes, please!
Plus, because of the intensity, you don’t need to do a super long workout in order to enjoy the benefits of HIIT.
Rather, do small increments and break up your sweat session, so it doesn’t feel overwhelming.
Your usual flow of poses is now hotter than usual! Take your daily yoga routine to the next level, and see results in just minutes.
Your heart, muscles, and lungs are working harder, making the workout that much more enduring and beneficial.
The intensity will also force you to focus on your breath and inner-wellness, and holistically speaking, you’ll feel incredible.
Kick it up a notch with hot yoga during the cooler weather and you’ll see a difference in the way you look and feel, with time and consistency.
5. Sleep Schedule
The average adult requires 6-8 hours of sleep, and trust me, you do not want to let this fall by the wayside.
Sleep is when your body resets, recharges, and even burns calories!
You need sleep in order for your body to process your workouts, as the recovery time is crucial for seeing results.
Think sleep! You will be surprised how much of a difference it makes on how you feel and how well you can function.
Visit our gym in St. Julian’s and reach out to one of our personal trainers at Cynergi Health & Fitness Club so that you can give you a new and balanced diet to see results! Learn how to eat better and track your progress this winter. Make an appointment today to kickstart your journey to get fit for the coming Summer!