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5 Tips To Combat Summer Weight Gain

Sep 9, 2008
Summertime is time for endless beach escapades, outdoor fun, talent and skill workshops, summer camps, spa and massage treatments, movie times and family picnics.

But to some, summer is the season when you tend to sleep late and feel idle. Also, it is when you savor some yummy recipes together with family members and friends. Hence, chances of gaining weight are high.

So as not to jeopardize your weight management goals, consider these steps and impart them to your family and friends:

1. Keep yourself active. When school season is on hold, tendency is that you are likely to feel comfy lying on your bed, watching TV and listening to music without engaging into physical activities. Get up and don't feel lazy. Instead, get yourself some activities to attend to on a daily basis while enjoying your vacation.

Instead of just having your eyes glued on your PC or TV for a movie marathon, why not involve in outdoor events like wall climbing, kick boxing, mountain trekking, etc. Anything that involves your body parts to move and sweat is a healthy undertaking. Of course, don't miss out on giving yourself rest hours.

2. Calendar your day by day itinerary. Think of something that tends you to get up on the same hour every day so that you don't just say oh well, I don't have to be up from bed. That could be the lousiest and laziest alibi.

You can perhaps go to the gym before breakfast and schedule other activities that keep you away from gaining pounds. You can perhaps go to health and spa camps or nutritional seminars.

3. Get occupied. There are many things you can do during summer such as cleaning your house, restructuring your bedroom, repainting, camping and trekking, water rafting with family, etc.

Getting yourself occupied will keep your mind from thinking and stomach from feeling the craving for unstoppable eating. The tendency when you are not doing anything is that you keep checking on your fridge what food to munch in.

4. Disregard humidity and hotness. Ignore the sweltering heat of Mr. Sun. If you feel so uncomfortable doing outdoor activities, then you can engage in indoor exercises like bowling, wall climbing, table tennis, badminton, basketball, darting, etc.

Don't blame the heat for holding you back from going to the gym. If you are a fanatic of tanning, then joining some swimming team for the entire summer can be fun.

5. Do not overeat. This is the most straightforward hint. Put small portions on your plate if you're out there picnicking and barbecuing with your folks and friends. Always keep track on your calorie intake.

If you are wary of what you eat and get yourself occupied with summer activities, you won't have trouble combating weight gain while enjoying your vacation.
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