The sun is finally coming out- and what better time to get in shape? With the sun shining and the air warm, spring is a great time to reinvigorate your fitness plan. Focus on getting outside and enjoy the weather! Get moving and your body will be beach-ready in no time.
If you’ve been hibernating all winter, you might be running low on ideas for getting more active. Here are a few great exercises you can add into your spring fitness plan…
Do you drink enough water? You may think you are drinking enough, but many of us are unknowingly in a chronic state of dehydration. Adequate hydration will improve energy levels and concentration. If you are not drinking enough you may find that you are constantly tired and perhaps prone to headaches and generally feeling 'flat'. Even low levels of dehydration can have a significant impact on concentration, cognitive skills and general health.
The key is to drink regularly throughout the day, starting with breakfast. Keep a water bottle or jug nearby and aim to drink 1-2 glasses of water with every meal plus 1-2 glasses between meals. Water is ideal, but other great fluid choices include green tea, weak black tea (hold the sugar!), herbal teas and low-fat milk. If you love your daily coffee, don't despair. Caffeine in small amounts is unlikely to do too much harm, but if coffee and cola drinks make up the majority of your fluids for the day then you need to start visiting the water cooler in preference to the coffee machine.One can of soft drink contains about 10 teaspoons of sugar, and some sweetened juices are not much less. Reducing intake of sweetened drinks will significantly reduce kilojoule intake and may help you avoid extra visits to the dentist.
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