May is the time of year when we start to think about our beach bodies, as we slowly peel away the winter clothes as the weeks pass by. If you like many others are striving to shape up and improve your look in preparation for beach adventures and pool parties, these 4 pre-summer focus points will help get you moving in the right direction!
Water is often overlooked when discussing fat loss and toning, but maintaining good hydration is one of the simplest ways to positively impact your body. Water is a key component in breaking down body fat and transferring nutrients around your body keeping you feeling healthy and active.
Aim to spread your water intake throughout the day, or give your hydration level a boost with water-dense foods like cucumber and watermelon.
Your body will thank you for establishing and maintaining a healthy drinking routine when the weather gets even hotter and the importance of plentiful water intake rises a few levels.
- Pro Tip – Water is excellent at keeping calories in check. Ditch the soft drink in favor of some water with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
The very topic of exercise can conjure up strong emotions, and the large extent of fitness opinions and opinions can often be confusing. Every individual is unique and people respond differently to various types of exercise. The most important thing is to simply start, get moving and be creative with what works best for you.
Regular exercise can benefit both the mind and body and is effective in reducing stress and improving focus. Simple lifestyle changes can help you get started like ditching the elevator and taking the stairs instead, or trying out biking or walking to work instead of driving.
You could also try a more focused approach with targeted fat-burning training such as HIIT (High-intensity interval training) that can be performed both indoors and outdoors with minimal or no equipment.
One of the most important things to remember if you’re trying to achieve weight loss or tone your body in preparation for summer is to have clear and defined goals of what you’re trying to achieve. Being proactive and knowing what you want to achieve is the best way to achieve it, but you should always be mindful to not overdoing it.
For example, dieting can sometimes be taken to the extreme and can have a negative impact on your health, especially when it’s the central focus of your toning approach. It’s preferable to employ moderation and simple strategies that help achieve your goals such as indulging in your favorite fruit and establishing healthy patterns.
The same can be said for exercising. You may be very dedicated to shredding your excess fat, but it can take time for your body to ‘get back into shape’ if you have been less active, and overworking yourself can lead to injury and stress on your body.
Don’t be afraid to expand your network in places such as online discussion groups to discover extra motivation, or talk with your family and friends about what you are trying to achieve – those closest to you can be a huge source of support and inspiration.
Use Your Secret Weapon
Strange right? ‘Secret Weapon’ sitting beside water, exercise and focus may seem a bit out of place. But even hard working, dedicated individuals such as athletes, entrepreneurs, and celebrities take advantage of their own ‘secret weapons’ when the need arises, so why can’t you?
V-FORM by Viora is your secret weapon. V-FORM is a non-invasive solution for body contouring and cellulite reduction with instant, clinically proven results that will last well after the summer of 2017.
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