It seems like we’ve been playing a game of hide and seek with warmer weather over the last few weeks. But with the first day of spring officially around the corner and Daylight Savings Time this Sunday, the seasons are finally beginning to change. You might be wondering how this might affect the way your body feels - especially during a workout.
WBIR’s Brandon Bates met up with Planet Fitness trainer, Jordan McAfee, for some tips to feel good from the inside out when warmer weather finally arrives. Here’s what she had to say:
1) STAY HYDRATED - Staying hydrated, especially in warmer temperatures, is critical. You might have to consume more water during the summer because you will sweat more than in winter months. A simple tip to drinking more water is carrying a water bottle with you. This will help you stay hydrated throughout the day.
2) DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TO THE RESCUE - Take advantage of that extra hour in the evening to go for a walk outside, ride a bike or head to the gym for a workout. With more daylight in the evening, you may find that you have more energy to get out of the house after a long day at work. Involve your family or friends - the more the merrier!
3) INCORPORATE STRENGTH TRAINING - In the spring and summer months, it can be much easier to get in a cardio workout by doing something as simple as walking the dogs or riding a bike. But don’t neglect adding in some strength workouts 2-3 times a week to help your body build muscle.
Remember, feeling good on the inside shines outwardly to everyone around you. If you feel good, you’ll look good. This is the most important thing to remember when starting a health journey. Stay encouraged and enjoy this warmer weather heading our way.
If you find yourself needing some help, Planet Fitness is always open and ready to support members on their fitness journeys. Stop by anytime at one of their seven locations to talk to a friendly staff member or trainer.