Summer tips to keep your body tight

Staying fit this summer could be easier than you think

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Are you ready for the summer but your beach body is still a little soggy? Us too.

Now that the summer is officially here there are no more excuses to be made for not feeling as good about your body as you know you could.

But maybe you don’t want to go to the gym and lift a ton of weights or get on the treadmill for an hour. That is why we put together a list of several very effective ways to trim a little weight so you can fit a little easier into your summer swimsuit.

1) There is no better place to spend a hot summer day than in a cool swimming pool. Moreover, while you’re swimming around in the pool you hardly feel like you’re working out at all. However, swimming for one hour could burn up to 500 calories.

2) ; There is no avoiding it so you might was well work a little harder pulling weeds, planting a garden or trimming up some unsightly bushes, knowing that your sweating off pounds in the process. If you are unmotivated to mow your hard just remember not only are you making your yard look better but you are going to also look better after your hard work.

3) ; If you’re not into jogging take advantage of a nice brisk hike or walk. Whether you go to Mount Falcon in Morrison for a hike or you just want to walk to rent a Red Box movie from the store instead of drive, a good hour walk can burn 400-600 calories.

4) ; Even if you have no rhythm everyone enjoys dancing. And your body will enjoy it more seeing how you can burn up to 400 calories by shaking your groove thing for an hour. Whether you enjoy Lou Rawls or Justin Timberlake, put in a CD while you are cooking or gardening and shake what your momma gave you and you will shake off the pounds.

5) Wait, what? Yes, Wal-Mart is huge and the mall is even bigger. How about the farmers market? If you want to stay out of the heat but also stay motivated go shopping for a couple hours. And if you spend a little money and have several bags to carry you also just increased your workout. A couple hours looking around a couple stores a couple days a week could lead to a couple lost pounds.

The Department of Health and Human Services recommends these exercise guidelines:

Get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity. However, to effectively lose or maintain weight, some people may need up to 300 minutes a week of moderate physical activity.

You also can do a combination of moderate and vigorous activity. The guidelines suggest that you spread out this exercise during the course of a week, and sessions of activity should be at least 10 minutes in duration.

Do strength training exercises at least twice a week.