Many of us are looking for the best ways to get in beach body shape for the summer. Follow the Top Five Tips for Getting in Beach Body Shape and you will have a program that is lifestyle based to keep you healthy and looking good all year. There is no magic bullet when it comes to health. Follow these tips and you will not only look good but will have better health. Maintain a positive outlook on life, treat others with respect and you will exceed the benefits of the five tips.
1. Manage the calories.
We generally eat more calories than we need and the rest turns to fat. Add a sedentary lifestyle and most of it turns to fat along with poor blood circulation and all the related health issues such as high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, diabetes, poor posture, heart disease and cancer. Start managing the calorie intake by reducing portion sizes or increasing the intake of vegetables which are low in calories and high in nutrients and fiber.
2. Eat predominantly unprocessed, plant-based foods and stay away from fad diets.
Even Jack Lalanne, the fitness guru from many years ago, recognized the importance of eating food that is not processed or only minimally processed because these foods have the most nutrients and the least amount of added chemicals. Make plant-based foods the primary source and, as an exception, meat and dairy. If you follow that rule, you will promote good health.
3. Complete body workout with lots of pushups, squats, lunges, dips and crunches.
Exercise the body like it was designed to be used with natural body weight exercises and good, old-fashioned cardio, such as interval training runs.
4. 50 to 100 yard interval training runs of five to ten sets per workout.
If you had to choose between cardio and strength training, cardio would be the one to choose. Most health issues are related to poor blood circulation. Cardio is the answer.
5. Incorporate as much movement into your daily life as possible.
Seek out opportunities in the course of the day to move your body and you will not only add a calorie burn increase but will do something great for your health, long-term, by creating a healthy habit.
Your action plan: Plan to do it and then get it done. No more excuses. Start managing your calories and work on increasing your activities on a weekly basis. Minimize your sedentary time.
Lt. Col. Bob Weinstein, USAR-Ret is a leading authority on military-style physical fitness for civilians and can be found at http://BeachBootCamp.net. He is nationally known as the Health Colonel and has been featured on the History Channel. He specializes in a military-style workout for all fitness levels on Fort Lauderdale Beach in South Florida. He is the author of Boot Camp Fitness for All Shapes and Sizes, Weight Loss - Twenty Pounds in Ten Weeks, among others. Sign up for his free Health and Fitness Newsletter at http://BeachBootCamp.net.