BY Mark Dilworth
Summer exercises can be fun, challenging and effective at the same time! Summer is a change-of-pace for most people. You can also change up your exercise routine to fit your summer schedule. There’s no need to leave exercise behind. You can still exercise and do everything you need to do this summer! Just be a little creative.
By Jessica Smith
It happens every year: The weather gets warmer, the daylight lasts longer, and the stuffy gym sounds more and more unappealing. But since spring-like weather is also a sign that bikini season is right around the corner, skipping your gym session to sip cocktails at happy hour won't get you any closer to revealing those tight, toned abs (or to reaching any health or fitness goal).
The good news is you can still skip the gym and get an effective total-body workout. We asked top fitness pros to share some of their favorite ways to blast calories outside (typical answers like cycling and rollerblading were not accepted). Check out their awesome ideas below to get out of that turtleneck and into that bikini—pronto!
By Virginia Anderson: You know exercise is good for you. Doing it, though, is another thing.
By Jorge Castillo, Washington Post
It doesn’t take long to figure out which part of the world Gio Gonzalez calls home. The answer is obvious when the Washington Nationals pitcher wears his black snapback cap with HIALEAH spelled out in black block letters. It is gleaned, too, from his walk-up music at Nationals Park, which currently is a snippet of a Pitbull song called “Greenlight” featuring Flo Rida and LunchMoney Lewis. All three are Miamians. There are references to the 305 — the Miami area code — throughout. Gonzalez is Miami-Dade County through and through.
Make sure to move for at least an hour a day
There’s a strong connection between physical activity and the risk of five common diseases, according to a recent study published in The BMJ. The catch? To really reap the benefits, we need to move much more than global health experts currently recommend.