How to kickstart your summer health routine

It’s official – summer is here! At times, it can feel like a long wait. But it has now arrived. And don’t let the traditional British weather tell you otherwise. The sun is higher in the sky and the nights are longer. So, what are you going to do with your time? Well, there’s no better way to enjoy everything summer has to offer than to kickstart your health routine.

Focus on health, not appearance

Now, if someone talks about your summer health routine, it’s not to be confused with anything based on appearance. No routine should make you feel pressured into conforming to a certain body image – because that’s actually bad for your mental and physical health. Instead, create your routine to make the most of the time you have to boost your overall wellbeing.

Of course, your summer health and fitness routine can include as many goals as you want. If you want to tone up, no problem. Want to be able to run that bit further? Superb! In the end, however, your goals should be personal to you. And the benefit of it being summer is that it’ll also get you a nice fix of Vitamin D every time you get yourself outside for a workout.

Get kitted out with what you need

The best thing about a summer health routine is that you can pack so many activities into it. Running, walking, swimming, yoga and weight training – they’re just five activities you may want to try. Some activities don’t even cost a penny. Even those that do won’t have to break the bank if you budget carefully for the equipment and facilities you might need.

Trying something new or getting back into the swing of things after some time out? Whatever the situation is with your summer health routine, you must make sure your clothing and/or equipment is fit for purpose. There’s nothing worse than finding those old trainers at the back of your cupboard that seem perfect for the job only for them to end up causing you an injury!

Enjoy getting outdoors and about

Above all, your summer health routine should give you a chance to enjoy the very best of the outdoor world. It could be a gentle amble down by the river or a group yoga class in the local park. It can be as basic as “grounding” – walking on the earth in bare feet – or as daring as a high-octane BMX ride along twisting forest tracks.

And why not convince a pal or two to join you? Being with friends or like-minded people is, in itself, beneficial to your wellbeing. But getting a friend or family member to join your summer routine is really useful. Not only can it help make those long sessions go a lot quicker, but it’s an even bigger incentive to get up, get out and get active this summer.

Your body and mind will thank you for it.

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