Fun and Fast Ways to Lose Weight for the Summer

by : James Wong

Ah summer time! Time to let loose, relax and enjoy the beautiful weather! What was that? You're not ready to let loose because you aren't in shape yet? Not to worry because there are some super fun and super fast ways to lose weight for the summer so you'll look fantastic on the beach or wherever you're vacationing.

The best part? These are great exercises to do outdoors so you can fully enjoy the beautiful weather, instead of staying holed up in the gym.

Take A Walk In The Park

Instead of using a boring incline treadmill indoors, go to a park and find a hill or some sort of incline. You will want to find hills or other inclines to use because walking up and down inclines are great ways to lose weight.

Walking on flat surfaces (ie: track, streets) really won't help you lose weight fast. (Keep in mind, walking is possibly the best way to lose weight regularly and maintain your weight loss. But it doesn't quite work for fast weight loss.)

When you're walking the inclines, you can keep it short and sweet at 15-20 minutes a day, roughly 5 days a week. Of course, you can wing it according to the way your schedule works out.

Swim In The Big Blue

Now you don't have to swim in the ocean or sea or lake or anything like that necessarily. However, make it a point to include swimming in your get-ready-for-summer weight loss program. It is quite possibly one of the best all-body exercises out there.

Also, it cools you off on those oh-so-hot summer days so make sure to include this perfect exercise in your weight loss program! You've got your cardio taken care of and it will help to slim your waist line quickly.

Get Out And Sweat

Even though it's hot out, don't stay inside, lazing in the air conditioning. While you're exercising outside, make sure to bring plenty of water for yourself. It's always a good thing to exercise outdoors but it's crucially important to be prepared. You lose a lot of liquids and minerals when you sweat so it is important to keep yourself hydrated. But make sure to drink either pure water or electrolyte-enhanced waters but stay away from sports drinks and soft drinks.

The heat outdoors can actually help your weight loss program even more because it gets you sweating even more than normal and it will get you worked up pretty fast. It will help increase your endurance and cardio capabilities while getting you closer to your weight loss goals.

So enjoy your beautiful weather this summer and use these weight loss tips to get your body into slim, sexy shape! One last tip, try to exercise in the morning. It's usually cooler than mid-day but still hot enough to make you sweat. Wake up early, get your exercises out of the way and enjoy the fact that you're one step closer to your weight loss goals!