It really is a no-brainer. If you want to be fit for life, then working out all year round is just your way of life. As you start to see results in your workouts, it is easy to just keep on keeping on. You get used to your routine and are satisfied because it is keeping you up on your goals. However, with this type of feeling and routine, we are ignoring the natural rhythms and changes of the seasons in our world around us. When we ignore the seasons changing around us, we are actually ignoring additional opportunities that are blooming around us that can actually help to build a healthier, more productive life.
Of course, there is a lot to be said about keeping up with your routine that is very beneficial for you. You can keep up on hitting up a spin class three times a week, going to your workout classes, stepping into the gym five days a week or seeing your personal trainer four times a week. There is certainly nothing wrong with any of that, or however, you like to workout, we are just suggesting that it is important to throw some additional things in too that come with changing of the seasons.
As we are knee deep in Spring and have already emerged from hibernation, we are hitting it hard to get ready for summer. This is the perfect time to really narrow in on a fitness plan or add a bit more intensity into your workout routine. Everyone around you is feeling the motivation too which can easily help your workout a bit more intense too. Make sure to listen to your body though and don’t overdo anything to where you could get injured. No one wants to bum around the summer on the beach in a cast.
Springing into summer, the days get longer which gives you more opportunity to feel motivated and get your workouts in. With the longer days come more sunlight which would be a great way to get some workouts in that are outside in the morning or evening hours that you normally can’t take advantage of in shorter days. Summer is a great time to add in a beach run, swim a couple times a week, take up surfing or use an active rest day by playing some beach volleyball or stand up paddleboarding.