Summer is officially here and it is time to break out the shorts, swimsuits, and crack down on your summer weight loss plan. With the weather so agreeable, albeit warm, it is imperative that your weight loss plan takes advantage of all the summer has to offer before the fall leaves are back in view.
Swimming is a wonderful workout and a great way to burn calories. This summer, your weight loss plan should include swimming laps at your local pool or community center. Swimming is a low impact workout and known to reduce inflammation, strengthen heart muscles, and build bone mass, among other benefits. So grab your goggles and get kicking.
Grab your picnic basket and a blanket because picnics have been known to foster healthy eating habits. How you ask? For starters, preparing meals at home tends to be healthier than eating at restaurants and fast food joints. Additionally, the traditional picnic meal includes fresh fruits and veggies that are a staple in any weight loss plan. The summer is the perfect time to pack a meal and explore your city parks and natural areas. You may just discover a new favorite place.
- Farmers Market
The Farmers Market is a happening place in the summer months with produce lining the walkways. There is so much to see, do, and eat, that it makes for the perfect summer activity. While there, pick up fresh foods for the week, such as farm fresh eggs, freshly picked strawberries, and milk from a local farmer. Your weight loss plan will thank you.
It is no secret that hiking is a great way to burn calories. However, in the summer months, taking advantage of the shade of the trees is a great way to enjoy the outdoors without burning up in the process. So seek out your local nature park, such as the William B. Umstead State Park, and get to exploring. Don’t forget to pack plenty of water and bug spray.
- Outdoor Games
An after dinner game of badminton or drive-way basketball is what summer is all about. Your options for outdoor games are endless. Not only are they are surefire way to burn calories, they are also a great way to bond with your family and enjoy the fresh air. While outdoors in the evening, try catching fireflies. You will be working up a sweat in no time.
Make Total HealthcareMD a Part of Your Summer Weight Loss Plan
If you are ready to lose weight and keep it off, we invite you to explore Total HealthcareMD. We are a physician supervised weight loss clinic with proven results. So this summer, take advantage of our complimentary consultation.