Summer might be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to let your beach body go! Whether you achieved your goals for improving your look this summer or not, you can always set new goals and keep working towards your best you. Not only will this give you a head start on next summer, but it will also help you feel your best and combat the winter blues.
Use a Self-Tanner
If you love having sun-kissed skin, you may be mourning the loss of summer and dreading the loss of color that often comes with winter. You may be tempted to turn to the tanning beds to keep your look, but that isn’t the best option. Tanning beds have been proven to be dangerous, and you run the risk of looking overbaked. Instead, invest in a high-quality self-tanning lotion. There are quite a few natural and organic options that leave you looking bronze instead of orange and won’t cause health problems the way a tanning bed would.
Lift Some Weights
Whether you are looking for a lean, toned look or a well-defined set of muscles, weightlifting will help you get what you are looking for. You can adjust your weightlifting to work whatever muscles groups you are most interested in, and you can lift weights almost anywhere. Unlike some outdoor exercises, weightlifting can be done year-round. When done properly, it takes time to build your muscles, so start now to be ready for next summer.
Try Laser Treatments
No matter who you are, there are some things that your body will do that you just can’t control. Your legs will continue to grow hair, no matter how many times you shave and you may develop varicose veins, despite your efforts. But these don’t have to be permanent. You can use laser hair removal to get rid of hair on your bikini line or other places. You can also get laser treatments to reduce your varicose veins. According to Intermountain Vein Center, not only will treatment reduce the veins, it will also reduce the pain, making your life much more enjoyable.
Drink More Water
Drinking more water seems obvious, but it is incredibly important. When you get enough water to drink, your skin is healthier, you can think more clearly, and you have more energy. Your body is also less likely to store excess water weight. When you are dehydrated, your body holds on to more water, causing you to gain water weight. Properly hydrating yourself will allow you to drop this extra weight over time.
It’s never too early to start working on your beach body, and when you look your best, you feel your best. Make sure you set realistic goals for yourself and don’t beat yourself up if you fall short. Just keep trying!