5 Tips to help you get ready for summer

1. Avoid all-or-nothing thinking.

When many of us begin our weight loss regime we tend to throw ourselves in the deep end. "I must exercise everyday for 2 hours", "I can only eat salad for every meal"! This sets us up for failure as we make our goals unrealistic.

2. Constantly vary your exercise regime.

By constantly changing up the types of exercise you perform you keep yourself motivated and excited about challenging yourself everyday. Try boxing one day, maybe go for a run the next, take up a dance class or look to learn a new skill.

3. Cut sugar, salt and unhealthy fat from your diet.

Sugar, excess salt and unhealthy fats will contribute to keeping your inability to shed those extra few kilograms. Avoid sugary drinks and anything which s high in saturated or trans fats. Instead, eat fruit as a dessert and foods with healthy fats like Omega-3's found in nuts, seeds and fish.

4. Drink water.

Dehydration causes a reduction in blood volume; a reduction in blood volume causes a reduction in the supply of oxygen to your muscles; a reduction in the supply of oxygen to your muscles can make you feel tired.

5. Make your health and your needs a priority.

It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the work grind. It's important to know when to place things on the simmer to set a time just for you.

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