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Healthy eating and fitness is the way to go.Sun, 07 Nov 2010 07:06:31 +0000enhourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1Three Must-Do Tips to Get Summer-Ready in a Hurryhttp://www.livingthehealthyway.info/2010/05/04/three-must-do-tips-to-get-summer-ready-in-a-hurry/
http://www.livingthehealthyway.info/2010/05/04/three-must-do-tips-to-get-summer-ready-in-a-hurry/#commentsTue, 04 May 2010 04:47:36 +0000kirstenwhttp://livingthehealthyway.wordpress.com/?p=50A great guest post Liberty Kontranowski. Are you interested in contributing? Write for us
Don’t look now, but summer is fast approaching. And, like it or not, with the heavenly warm weather comes the obligatory ritual of peeling off one’s clothing. Shorts, tank tops, swim suits – they’re all in the cards. So the big question is…is your body ready?
If your physique isn’t quite up to snuff, no worries. Check out these quick tips for summertime splendor (and abide by them!) and you’ll be dying to sport those skimpy threads in no time.
You really are what you eat – It’s true that with the warm weather comes an abundance of fabulous picnic foods. But Big Summer Mistake #1 is turning a blind eye to the hidden calories found in those yummy high fat summer foods. Warm weather delicacies like hot dogs, mayo-based salads (potato, macaroni, cole slaw) and even frozen cocktails are all loaded with cals and promise to do a number on your waistline in a hurry. Stick with grilled chicken, fish, and vegetables, fresh fruit, and water mixed with flavored seltzer and your swimsuit will thank you.
Exercise your body…and your mind – Naturally, exercise goes with the territory if a firm physique is what you crave. But sometimes we need to face the fact that we just aren’t destined to rock a bikini like Gisele Bundchen. This is where you have to start exercising your mind; that is, psyching yourself up to accept what you will look like in your beach-combing finest. If there are certain areas you’re more sensitive about than others, by all means, work on them. But if you know that no matter how many lunges you suffer through, those saddlebags you inherited from Aunt Irma and your darling mother are going nowhere fast, then accept that fact and select clothing and swimwear accordingly. Cliché or not, this really is all about loving the skin you’re in.
Get the skinny – Preparing for the summer season isn’t just about watching your weight. You need to get your skin in tip-top shape too, since much of it will be front-and-center for months on end. Drinking plenty of water will keep you cool and hydrated in the warm weather and is great for your skin. Pay close attention to your neck, back and shoulders while you’re cleansing, especially if your hair is long and sits upon your skin for long periods of time. And of course, always remember to slick on a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30 for maximum protection.
Summer isn’t the time for solitude, so getting yourself ready for the skimpy fashions of the season will take a little preparation and dedication. Giving up your Fat Food Nation membership card, flexing your muscles (both body and mind) and getting the skinny on getting great skin can set you on the path to hot weather happiness. But remember, as important as these things are, don’t forget to take the time to live in the moment, make conscious decisions and enjoy!
Liberty Kontranowski is a freelance writer and blogger with hundreds of articles published online and in print, covering everything from sexual health to parenting to beauty, fashion, entertainment and more. Liberty is the newest member of the Secure Medical team providing the highest quality articles to edrugstore.md, a safe and reputable online pharmacy.
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