Summer is coming, and with it, balmy nights and long beach days. But if you’re still cozied up in your “winter body,” you’re not alone. The good news? You can get in shape without making dramatic changes.
In fact, when it comes to long-term fitness, small daily changes work best. Here are some ideas to get you in shape and living your best life this summer.
Move every day
You don’t have to spend hours at the gym to get in shape; the important thing is to build a little bit of exercise into your daily routine. “Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day,” recommends Edward R. Laskowski, MD, at the Mayo Clinic. He points out that if you can’t fit in a half-hour walk, you could try several five-minute walks instead.
Get on your bike
Cycling is a fun and convenient way to explore your city or commute to work, and it’s good for your health, too. According to Harvard Health Publishing, cycling is an aerobic workout that builds muscle and bone and is easy on the joints.