What is the Summertime Sloth Syndrome? It sounds a little something like this: Its hot…no, its H-O-T….10 minutes in the sun and it’s a sweatfest. And did anyone mention the humidity?!? For some people it can be just as miserable as the snow and bitter cold of winter. We get fatigued from being in the sun and the thought of exerting any extra energy to work out is nauseating. All we want is to be inside the A/C or on the beach with a breeze and a cold beverage. On top of all this, summertime is vacation time. Whether its a weekend getaway, an extended trip, or even just a bunch of “staycation” BBQs, there’s always something to celebrate during the summer. And all of this hearty eating and drinking can derail us from healthy habits. Put all these factors together and Voila!, Summertime Sloth Syndrome (SSS).
How can we beat the dreaded SSS? Its time to get creative and incorporate exercise into things that are FUN. Working out does not always mean treadmill sprints, lifting dumbbells, and being confined to a gym setting. Think about what you like to do, and then add an exercise twist! If it’s too hot for a run in the neighborhood, try biking or rollerblading along a river, lake, or pond! Hit the beach per usual, but this time bring your TRX suspension trainerand get a GREAT workout in the sand! More fun can be had at the beach: play Frisbee, Nerf Football, or have races in the sand! Want to be even closer to the water?? Go kayaking, water skiing, wake boarding, or tubing! On a day that’s overcast and a little cooler, go for a long walk or hike. No matter where you are, there’s always a workout waiting to be discovered. Get creative, people!!!
This summer there are NO EXCUSES! Don’t give in to SSS!!!! Reclaim your healthy habits and make your workouts FUN this summer!
What about you? How have you made your workouts fun this summer??