Were you planning to be in shape for the beach and the pool this summer? Did you just laze away your days leading up to this season?  Don’t you wish you felt fit and energetic going to the beach? I’m sure you have heard of the phrase, “Better late than never.” This is that glimmer of hope that you might just need. It doesn’t matter that summer is already knocking at your door and people are throwing pool parties all around you. You still have a chance to wear your favourite swimsuit because it’s never too late to get your summer body. It’s not necessarily an hourglass figure, but a shape that’s healthy and makes you feel comfortable.

Here are a few ways that you can still incorporate into your lifestyle even in this scorching heat and get your summer body.

1). Adopt a healthy eating habit

Like they say – “You are what you eat”. No matter how much exercise you do, if you’re not taking care of what enters your body you’re not going to be able to lose those extra pounds you’ve gained. It is essential to find alternatives to your sugar cravings and focusing on consuming products such as green tea, to help you reach your weight goal. Green tea has various benefits; you can read about those here.

If you are someone who is into that hot and zesty yet sweetly warm flavour in tea, then you should not miss out on trying green tea with ginger.

Summers can often become about consuming a great deal of alcoholic, sugary and caffeinated drinks. Instead, you should minimise their intake and focus on consuming lots of water, natural juices and herbal teas to cleanse your system.

2). Create a sleep routine for yourself

Summers often become about partying and having a good time with your friends but it is also essential to remember that your body needs its rest and care time too. Sneaking in an 8-hour sleep into your schedule is necessary. It is during this time that your body fully heals and relaxes itself, giving you the energy you need to take on the next day. Incorporating the use of ingredients such as Chamomile, Lavender and Peppermint have proven to induce sleep and act as mild tranquilizers. Intake in the form of tea is the best and easiest option. However, peppermint and lavender can also be used in the form of essential oils to aid sleep.

3). Exercise

With everything else, it is absolutely crucial to give yourself some time and exercise. This will not only help you in shedding some pounds but will also help you clear your mind and re-centre your balance with yourself. It brings back the mental and physical energy that might have been lost doing your daily mundane tasks. Coupled with an intake of vitamins and minerals such as fish oil, exercise can give you that added energy to counter the lethargy and the demotivation you may feel.

Additionally, it always helps when you have a work out buddy.

4). Be aware of your inner peace

Being constantly worried about the way you are going to look at that pool party or at the beach trip with your friends can cause a lot of negative emotions to pile up inside you. Just as much as physical exercise is important to develop your summer body, a strong connection with yourself is also just as important. Summer is about having fun and relaxing, and for this, it is essential to keep a clear head. Chamomile and thyme can help relieve stress about a party you were looking forward to, helping you feel confident with yourself.

At the end of the day, what matters the most is your physical and mental health. Give yourself credit for everything you do and have done. Summer is about letting down your hair and having a good time. Feel confident with who you are and all that you’ve achieved. You deserve it. Happy beachin’ folks!