It’s time to break out the beach volleyball, because Summer is almost here! Feel more confident than ever before with this guide to get fit for summer. Vega is here to #FuelYourBetter and make it a season to remember.
It’s always a fun time of year, this anticipation for summer. If you’re anything like me, you’ve already made a list of things you can’t wait to do once the season officially begins. On that list are so many fun and active things centered around fitness- stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and bouldering, just to name a few. So that you can do these things and to feel good doing them, here are 5 tips to get fit for summer and stay fit all year!
Add Total-Body Movements To Your Routine
To get fit for summer and get the most from your workout, don’t just focus on one body part- work it all. Total-body movements will get your entire body engaged, from your delts down to your calves. Think pull-ups, planks, and squats with a press. Doing these types of exercises will burn more calories and create a lean, athletic look. It’s also recommended to do a quick full-body routine before jetting off to the beach to pump up those muscles and tighten up that bod! Try this 10-minute burner before your next beach day!
Always Keep Inspiration On Hand
It’s easy to forget those goals when your friends are inviting you out for drinks and burgers. Get out of that group message and click over to something more inspiring! Keep a screenshot of your goals or inspirational photo on your phone so that you can refer to it whenever temptation strikes. My current inspo? The amazing people featured on @VegaFueled. Incredible workout videos and photos of some of the most real-life #fitspo I’ve ever seen. Take a look at this video and tell me you’re not ready to workout right now.
Follow the account and tag your pictures with #vegafueled for the chance to share your fitness goals with the Vega community!
Tighten Up Your Nutrition By Going Plant-Based
It’s just a fact: plants are healthy. You should eat more of them. If weight loss is the goal, you might want to read this study. It found that people who followed a plant-based diet lost roughly four pounds more on average than those whose meals allowed meat. This doesn’t mean you have to go full vegan (unless you want to) – I know I could never fully swear off grilled chicken breast – but adding more plants to your diet is always recommended! How about we start with our protein shakes? Vega® Clean Protein has 25g of plant-based protein from pea, hemp, alfalfa and pumpkin. Made without dairy or soy, no artificial sweeteners, no hidden ingredients. Here’s my current favorite smoothie recipe made with Vega® Clean Protein Chocolate. It’s so refreshing after a nice run!
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This smoothie is perfect for refueling, but in case you need a little pep in your step before a workout, Vega has that covered too! Vega® Clean Energy has just enough caffeine to power you through your workout, made from natural sources like green and black tea.
Be Your Own Health Advocate
You talk the talk, but can you back it up with some real know-how? Educate yourself on the truth about health and fitness! Don’t take everything as it comes. Do your research and find what works for you. You hold the power to a healthy and happier life, all it takes is a little bit of homework! FuelYourBetter.com is your source for training tips, nutrition articles and recipes that will help you feel your best and get fit for summer.
Give Your Metabolism a Boost
Feel like you’re dragging a little bit? Get things moving with some natural metabolism-boosters that will get your body back on track, especially after a weekend of not-so-healthy decisions. Sip on green tea (or some Vega® Clean Energy), snack on grapefruit, add cinnamon to your coffee, take a shot of apple cider vinegar. These simple little additions to your diet will light a fire under that metabolism, and you’ll be burning fat naturally! No need for chemicals and stimulants, we’re going to keep things Clean- Vega® Clean. Be ready for anything this summer with clean, plant-based nutrition!
This is going to be the best summer yet! Learn more about how you can #FuelYourBetter with Vega.
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