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How to Stay Fit Through the Summer Heat

Summer in beautiful Atlanta is always full of outdoor events. Sunny days often call for shorts and bikinis, so if you’re unhappy with the way that you look it can cause you to lose confidence. Luckily, Georgia’s fresh air and sunshine offers many outdoor activities to help you stay fit.

There’s nothing like good ol’ fashioned diet and exercise to help you eliminate that unwanted fat. The best thing about a healthy lifestyle are the benefits it brings to the body, mind and spirit alike. There are a handful of summer sports to help you keep moving, but here are just a few of our favorites:

Swimming

When you think back to your childhood, swimming with friends tends to be a popular memory for many people. But this summer favorite isn’t just for kids. Swimming is the perfect light-intensity exercise for men and women from all walks of life.

Whether you’re new to the exercise game or been actively swimming for years, this is a great activity to get your heart rate up. Because you are submerged in water, swimming allows your body to take a break from the everyday pounding of walking or running—which makes this a great option for those dealing with osteoarthritis or other bone and joint conditions.

Jogging

For those who are seeking a more fast-paced exercise, jogging or running is a great way to lose fat and build up lean muscle. As long as you own a pair of decent sneakers, you can partake in this activity from just about anywhere. Whether you’re hoping to increase stamina and endurance through longer runs or hoping to burn calories with short, fast bursts—running can help to prevent obesity. Lace up your shoes, find a nearby trail and get moving!

Indoor Activities

If summer heat isn’t your thing, there’s no need to fret. There are a myriad of indoor options to help you through your weight loss journey. Whether from home or at the gym, you can stay active and cool by exercising indoors.

Exercises like planks and jumping jacks can work your core and arm muscles, while lunges and squats are great for the legs and glutes. If you have a treadmill, you can enjoy running from indoors—or you can run in place with exercises like butt kicks and high knees.

Regardless of the exercise you’re hoping to try, a quick YouTube search will yield thousands of video tutorials for best practices and techniques.

When Exercise Isn’t Enough

While practicing a regular exercise routine and eating nutritious foods is always the key to healthy weight loss, sometimes it just doesn’t provide you with the aesthetic results you’re seeking. Your body is beautiful and unique, and it should be celebrated for what it is. But oftentimes excess fat and skin just cannot be targeted with exercise alone.

If this sounds like you, consider cosmetic rejuvenation at Advanced Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center. Our practice is proud to offer many different ways to rid your body of unattractive fat. Whether you’re looking for slight changes through noninvasive treatments or dramatic transformations with a body contouring procedure, we encourage you to explore your options.

Call us today at 770-461-4000 to set up a consultation and learn more about which procedure may be right for you.

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