Without realizing it, summer is a few weeks away and you know what that means… Pools, vacations, slip and slides, beaches (although I think calling the shores of Lake Michigan a beach is a sad statement), boats, lakes and the inevitable swimsuit! Duh duh dun!
For some it is nothing and no big deal, for others it is a HUGE deal. Ask my wife! This is when the kids my be getting done with exams but us adults are cramming in every last bit of effort for the swimsuit. So in hopes of helping you with your last minute cram session I thought I would share some tips with you about how to make a difference in the next 3 weeks to a month.
- Drink plenty of water. Now with the heat being more regular and often make sure you are staying hydrated. I like to use half your body weight in ounces as a gauge but during the warmer months it may have to be more. (Let your pee tell you. The clearer the better)
- Eat throughout the day. Again it is heat related. Our bodies demand more during the warmer months because we are typically doing more. Eating throughout the day will help you stay satisfied and keep energy levels even throughout the day.
- Be active. Take advantage of the weather and do things that you normally would not or could not. Swim. Bike. Run. Walk. Golf. Play tennis, etc. Get your families involved and do something together. It is a great way to get exercise and spend time with the people you love. If you want a suggestion, sign up for the 2nd Annual Lace Up for Learning 5k, www.signmeup.com/D128laceupforlearning. It is a great cause and you are getting active.
- Watch the alcohol. This can be a big one for people at pools and cookouts. Alcohol does more than just add empty calories. It effects your metabolism, hormones and sleep. Have fun but be aware of the quantity.
Here is a to a great summer and swimsuit season!