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This article gives people a few great ways they can stay active this summer by taking advantage of the nice weather, which won’t last forever so we need to make the most of it while we still can.

Winter is tough for everyone and we all put on a few extra pounds because of the long nights and the cold weather. Summer is completely different and it’s much easier to get back into a healthy, active lifestyle. Are you planning on getting into shape this summer? If so, here are a few great suggestions for things to do as soon as the hot weather starts to pick up again.

Don’t exercise during the day

During summer you don’t want to exercise in the middle of the day when the sun is at its peak. You might think you’re doing well because you’ll sweat more and you’ll get tired quicker, but the only reason this is happening is because you’re far too hot. Your sessions will end up being much shorter and you won’t burn as many calories. If you train in the morning or in the evening you’ll be able to train for a longer period of time which means you’ll end up with results much quicker.

Stay active on holiday

When you go on holiday you want to relax, but this doesn’t mean you should sit around the pool doing nothing every day. Exercise can actually be quite relaxing if you do it properly and you’ll feel much better when you go out at night to stuff your face full of the local cuisine. The easiest way to stay active on holiday is by swimming a hundred lengths of the pool before anyone else wakes up. Get your training out of the way early and you can afford to take it easy for the rest of the day.

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Don’t hide in the gym

There is nothing worse than locking yourself in a gym  on a beautiful day. When you see the sun shining through the window you’ll wonder why you’re stuck indoors. Instead of running on a treadmill you should finally try to run on the roads because you won’t want to do it once the snow comes back.

Take the kids to the park

Strenuous training in the middle of the day isn’t a good idea, but you can still remain active by exploring the great outdoors. If you have kids you can take them to the park more often. If they enjoy playing sports you can shoot some hoops with them or kick a ball about. I’m sure they’ll keep you nice and active because you can’t get kids to keep still during summer. Not only will this help you get fitter, but when you spend more time in the sun the extra vitamin-D your body will absorb will make you feel invincible.

Start going hiking

If you live near the woods you should start going hiking at the weekend and if you’re feeling a little adventurous you can even take a tent with you to stay for the night. If you think lifting weights is tough you should try climbing up and down mountains carrying a heavy backpack. You’ll burn tons of calories and by the time autumn comes around you’ll be in the best shape of your life, though you might need to go for a little massage therapy through the week to sooth your muscles.

Don’t waste your chance

You don’t have to train like an athlete because it’s hot, but I’m sure you’ll enjoy getting into better shape before it starts to get cold again. It’s always harder to motivate yourself to exercise when you can’t even feel your toes from the moment you step outside.

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