With the summer months upon us, here are a few ways to ensure you maintain peak performance and look great while having some fun in the sun.
Fitness Tip 1. Our bodies are made up of 65% water. Being well hydrated is especially challenging in the summer, but critical to good blood volume, cardiac output, and delivery of oxygen to the working muscles. Staying well hydrated also decreases the risk of muscle cramping, regulates core body temperature, and will allow you to recover faster.
Fitness Tip 2. Cooling down after exercising reduces the risk of injury just as much as a warming up process. Gradually slowing down the level of activity helps the heart rate and breathing return to normal.
Fitness Tip 3. When participating in summer outdoor activities pack efficiently to avoid unnecessary weight to carry. Also, if your looking to tone up and build muscle, start with a low-weight, high-rep workout. You'll have better form, control, and strength in no time.