When most people think about the combination of summer and fitness and beauty, they usually think about getting ready for the summer, getting fit for the bikini or the swim trunks and getting all sexy and beautiful for the summer months when the romance is always in the air. The really smart people actually see the summer months as the perfect time to get more attractive and fit with a few tricks that are only possible in summer. So what are these tricks?Swim and run outside
Back and neck pain are increasing problems in adults today, because of the long hours worked sitting at a desk, often in front of a computer. It’s important to treat back and neck pain early, as any structural problems in your body will only become worse if left untreated. Migraines, muscle fatigue, and trouble sleeping are just a few of the adverse symptoms of neck pain. Here are a few natural ways to help alleviate neck pain:Restorative Yoga
Drink plenty of water every day.Take a multivitamin & fish oil supplement every day.Eat when you are hungry, stop when you are full.Focus on lean meats & veggies, nuts & seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar.Fad diets do not work. They may at first, but in the end, you'll gain the weight back and more. No diet will do what eating clean and healthy does.See last tip.
It is widely understood that one of the huge differences in lifestyle between modern people and their ancestors is that we sit a lot more and walk a lot less. This sitting, particularly sitting for long periods in chairs, and particularly in front of desks with our head and shoulders hunched forward, has contributed to a lot of discomfort and injury. And it has only been made worse by being combined with the even more hours of the day peering down at screens of varying sizes and types.
The morning after a night of indulging in a decadent dessert, drink a glass of warm water with lemon before eating or drinking. This will help stimulate digestion and elimination—in other words, it helps to clean out the pipes.
I often tell clients that they can have a 2 lbs allowance for the holidays. It forces them to be mindful and it leads to them actually losing weight over the holidays. Also, understand what a second helping actually means calorie wise and you might think twice. Another big no no is mistaking thirst for hunger. Make it a point to push the water intake. And lastly, remember we are relational beings and people are more important than food. Hard to appreciate them if you're in a food coma.
Posted by Nicki Anderson
Edited by Functional Fitness of DuPage
Julie Burks explains:
-adhere to regular workouts
-follow a meal plans (breakfast every day, frequent small meals, fruits and veggies at each meal and sufficient water)
-eat a healthy snack before attending holiday gatherings
-go easy on alcohol, caffeine, energy drinks and soda
-eat foods that combat stress (salmon, tuna, turkey, chicken, beans and legumes, walnuts and other nuts, flaxseed, olive oil, whole grains, oats, asparagus, spinach and other dark green veggies, pomegranate, berries and dark chocolate (72% cocoa o