As the weather warms up many of us are starting to think about ways in which we can better look after ourselves for the summer months! Not all of this is about vanity – there is some science behind the hibernation like patterns of winter and the increased activity levels of the summer months. Our bodies have natural patterns and rhythms and one of them is the increase in metabolic rates for the warmer months.
So, before you pull out last season’s bikini and stand in front of the mirror judging yourself, be a little kind, thank your body for the wonderful work it did in keeping you warm over winter and make a (fun) plan for gently easing yourself back to your summer self.
This really can be kept quite simple! It involves energy input – energy output – and a little understanding about the body’s requirements and how they change as the weather warms up. To spell it out …
Energy Input = put in less energy than your expending. This can be done in one of two ways, consume less or move more!
Energy Output = use more energy than your consuming. The options here are endless, pick something you enjoy, after all this is a reward to yourself not a punishment!
Body’s Changing Requirements = As the months warm up there are a few things to consider;
- Increase your fluid intake (non-caffeinated)
- Choose lighter options, full of more fluids, fresh fruit and veg are great
- Decrease your meats, especially red meats
- Watch out for the silly seasons sneaks Alcohol – Party Food – Desserts
It’s really that simple! Energy in + Energy out + Body requirements!
To reflect the change in season we have updated our class timetable with more fast paced classes such as Barre and Circuit to give you that extra boost and have you jumping into your bikini body summer ready!