Six Weeks, Six Tips to a Beach-Ready Body
Contributed in part by Natalie Wolfrom
The temperature is rising and summer is fast approaching. Whether we plan on hitting the beach or lounging around by the pool, showing off a hot summer body is on most of our wish-lists. Fitness expert and owner of Burn, Lisa Corsello, is here to provide six simple tips to turn that wish-list into a checklist. Burn, tone and sculpt your way to the beach-ready body you long for in just six weeks.
1. Plan your meals and mealtimes
When life gets busy, most of us end up going too long between meals. When we do get a few moments to eat, we don’t always have time to make the healthiest choices and end up eating whatever and whenever we can. Going too long between meals slows metabolism and usually results in overeating. Have a big meeting coming up that might last for ages? Eat a quick snack before to avoid both an energy and metabolism crash. Planning, although it may take a bit of effort, will pay off in the end by reducing the amount of calories consumed.
Tip: If you’ll be heading out to lunch or dinner, research the restaurant’s menu beforehand to choose the healthiest option in advance.
2. Increase your cardio:
Try to add 15-20 extra minutes of cardio to your routine to burn more calories during and after your workout. Add a few inspiring songs to your playlist and keep your heart rate up. Your body will thank you for it.
Tip: Try 3-4 different cardio machines for 5 minutes each to avoid boredom.
3. Change your routine:
In addition to the increased cardio, try a new strength training routine. Our bodies and minds adapt to the same old exercises, so be sure to challenge yourself in new ways every other week.
Tip: If you’re used to heavy weights, grab lighter weights and work each muscle group twice as long.