Hey Guys, OK so I know Thursdays are usually Inspired By Vu recipe days, however, I thought I'd mix things up this week, as I have had a lot of people ask me questions about staying fit over the summer. You know how it goes - train hard all through spring to get into you strapless dresses or show off those ripped abs, arms etc, then summer comes and so we reward ourselves with the extra ice-creams, iced drinks and of course all the BBQ offerings! Well, I'm here to remind us all that we can CONTINUE our healthy habits over the summer too! I know its hot and sticky and maybe the idea of going for a run in the heat is not appealing, but here are some easy ways to stay on track over the summer;
1.Early Morning Workouts - Now this is an easy one for me, as I am completely a morning person and if I want to go for a run in the summer, I make sure I get up a little earlier than usual before the sun hits its peak and I am able to sustain my energy levels without the sun knocking me out!
2. Go for a walk instead - It's the perfect time to soak up that vitamin D, so make sure you step out at lunch time and take in some of that fresh air. I never leave home without wearing my Fitbug which helps me to monitor my activity levels.
3.Try something new - Yes! Summer is a great time to mix up your workouts and try something a little different. My go to workouts are usually HIIT workouts, but I LOVE to dance, so lately I have been going back to my dance roots. Why not try a dip in the pool or a water fight with your kids in the park, that should get you moving around! Remember, if you are doing an activity that you love, you are more likely to keep it going.
4. Stay hydrated - Water should really be your best friend in these summer months. It's the only way to stay hydrates minus the calories. I know those iced drinks from those coffee shops can be tasty, but they are full of alot of calories, so get creative and make your own water infused drinks instead.
5.Stay moisturised - No matter your skin tone, we all need protection from those sun rays as heat stoke is no joke! So make sure you are using the appropriate moisturiser/sun cream for you. I know sunglasses and sun hats may be considered accessories, but they really are NECESSITIES during these hot months, so make sure that you are protecting your eyes and your head when you are on the go.
What are your top tips for staying healthy over the summer months?