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The sun is shining bright, crops and plants are blooming in full spirit, children running behind the ice-cream vendor, water parks operating in full swing…
You guessed it right, the beautiful season of SUMMER is here.
The season which brings with itself, the goodness of rebirth and rejoicement. The soothing effect of a breeze ruffling through your body right under the glaring sun is a wonderful experience to be felt and cherished like no other.
When it comes to working on that physique and boosting your fitness levels, the summer season commands an upper hand on the other ones. The very basic idea that you perspire extensively during summers, (especially in countries like India which are located close to the equator) is evidence of the fact that you are unknowingly shredding a lot of those extra kilos during summertime.
Listed below are 6 enlightening reasons that will help you understand and appreciate the joyful experience of losing weight in summer:
An average person consumes 5-7 litres of water every day in the summer which is at least double of what you would have consumed otherwise in a cool weather. Staying well-hydrated is the best way to lose weight in summer. Water greatly enhances the digesting capabilities of your body and makes the metabolism more active for breaking down different food particles, enabling you to beat that fat faster.
Summer blesses you with an abundance of healthy food choices ranging right from Watermelon and poached pears to strawberries, blueberries & blackberries. To further amplify this healthy blessing FITFEAST by FITPASS spoils you with a wide variety of summer-oriented diet plans, aimed to lose weight in summer right on your smartphone.
It’s common knowledge that summertime increases your cravings for liquids and beverages. These diet plans are not just limited to solid foods but expand to liquids as well.
“One can mix and match and exhilarate themselves with easy to make healthy and tasty drinks such as:
- Chilled Green tea
- Slightly Sweet Spa water
- Water with chunks of Watermelon and few sprigs of mint “
says Urvashi Mudgil, Certified Nutritionist at FITPASS.
According to a research published in the Dublin Daily - people who live in the coldest regions of the world are actually drinking more alcohol. Summer time also brings about people to cut down on alcohol, a well-known contributor to calories and body fat.
A favourable warm and sunny weather is another incentive to run outdoors rather than stay indoors under the blanket. Lit summer evenings are a good time to visit your nearby park or undertake joyful activities like cycling or dancing. This trend is further aided by longer daytime hours as you end up with more time on your hands to workout, especially in the propagating culture of open Gyms and outdoor Yoga.
Summer is the preferred time to go out traveling and engross yourself in sports. Michael O’Donell Author of “I love my Body” states in his book – “ Summer is the season for hiking, canoeing, kayaking and swimming”. All these activities are a great booster for refreshing your daily life schedule and also play a vital role in maintaining a fit lifestyle.
FITPASS equips you with customized exercise routines and diet plans right on your smartphone screen, taking care of your fitness needs whether you are at the pool or shouting down from the mountain top.
With the current evolution of matters when it comes to climate change, temperatures can soar to highs of 45-50 °C . Such high temperatures naturally lead to a surge in your calorie burn rate. Also, food digests slowly in summer, leaving you feeling fuller for a longer time. These two things combined, have an overall positive net effect on your fitness.
Dr. Aiyla Demirci of the University of Turkey says – “Any physical activity you perform has a greater effect on your body fitness, due to the increased ‘fat burn effect’ on the body as it has to undergo increased stress due to hotter weather”.
As per a review in the British Journal of medicine, increased physical activity in summers leads to a better sleeping pattern, due to a direct correlation between exhaustion and sleep. A well-slept body is better equipped to lose fat and gain muscle, thus making all of your sincere efforts all the more effective and fruitful.
So what are you waiting for, Get up and embrace the season of GET. SET. SWEAT.