Skip to main content

Shift The Excess Pounds and Get Fitter This Spring!


Most of us tend to slow down over the winter. It’s dark when you wake up, dark when you go to sleep and generally not very nice outdoors leading most of us to want to stay home and not do much else. However, with a new season on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking seriously about your health and fitness goals for 2017. Maybe you have a vacation planned this summer and want to look your best? Perhaps you want to just feel healthy and energized to make the most of the nice weather? Whatever your reasons, here are just some of the ways you can shed excess pounds and get fitter now that spring is just around the corner.

Eat Lighter
Winter is the time for comfort food. Hearty soups and stews, snacks and treats in front of a good movie with the rain pouring down outside. And not to mention Christmas! But when the weather warms up, it’s your cue to start eating lighter. Lots of healthy and delicious produce comes into season so fill up on a rainbow of colorful fruit and veg. Go with fruit salads and smoothies for breakfast and light yet tasty salads for lunch and dinner. Meal prepping can be effective when you’re looking to trim down, with all of your food for the week set out and ready to go there’s less temptation to veer off course. It also saves you time and energy in  the week too which is no bad thing! Check out some recipes online for what sort of things to include, you’ll also need some Tupperware or meal prep bags to store everything. Sites like have reviews for these if you’re unsure. When the days are longer and warmer, we naturally tend to want less food, so take advantage of this.

Bike or Walk Short Journeys
There’s no doubt that having a car can make you lazy. Rather than walking to the local shops or the post box, for example, you find yourself hopping in the car. Sites like state how constant short journeys are horrible for the environment (not to mention your vehicle), but it makes you much less active too. Challenge yourself to either walk or bike shorter journeys instead. Now the weather is nice it allows you to get some fresh air and some gentle exercise, and something you’ll feel far better for.

Get Active With Friends
Instead of meeting friends for drinks, why not round them up and do a sport or activity together? It could be anything from a dance class to a competitive sport like badminton or basketball- even paintballing! You can find lists like this one at for more ideas if you’re stuck. Whatever it is, having your friends with you will make it all the more fun. You’ll get a workout in without clock watching or wanting to get it over and done with. You get to socialize as well as workout- the perfect way to kill two birds with one stone when you lead a busy life!


Have Fun With The Family
In your free time, get out and about with the family! You could take your dog on long walks in the countryside, kick a ball around at the park or go on day trips where you’re walking around and exploring new places. Showing your kids that exercise and being active can be fun (more so than staring at a screen all day!) will set them up for healthy habits for the rest of their lives.

This is a contributed post.

Popular posts from this blog

Creating a New Look for Yourself in the New Year

Picture Credit The new year is fast approaching and many of us are looking to turn a new leaf and create a new image for ourselves. Of course, resolutions can change our behaviour and habits, but why not use this year’s resolutions to create a new look for yourself? This could boost your confidence significantly! Here are just a few areas that you might like to focus on to get the ball rolling the right direction! Hair Your hairstyle can dramatically impact your overall appearance - it can speak volumes about your personality, influences, and interests if you want it to. Now, many of us stick to very safe styles that blend into the crowd. This is why you see so many people with their natural hair shades, long locks and blunt cuts with centre partings. But why not switch things up a bit. You don’t necessarily have to shave the sides and dye your hair a wild colour. A few subtle changes can make all the difference! Consider a fringe, switching to a natural colour th

Job Hunt Hacks For New College Grads

So, you’ve just graduated from college and are all ready to begin your life in the professional work! But is it really that easy? Now that the economy is going through a tough time and there is a lot of uncertainty in the job market, it is a lot harder for new college grads to bag the job of their dreams. Even though there is a lot standing in your way, getting the perfect job isn’t completely impossible. You’ve just got to be prepared to work that little bit harder. Here are some job hunt hacks that should help you succeed. Picture Source Move To The Jobs Do you currently live in an area that doesn’t have a good job market at the minute? Well, if so, you will probably be much better off moving to a bigger town or city. There will be a lot more job openings in big cities as there will be a lot more companies and businesses based there. You might even find it advantageous to move abroad to a country that has a thriving job market! So, if you ever find that you are struggl

How To Get The Most Out Of London

Image from Pixabay London is a city which is famous all over the world. It’s almost always on the list of destinations for people planning to travel Europe. There’s little wonder there; walking through some areas of the city is an experience unlike any other. To make sure you get the most out of your trip to London, there are several helpful tips you should keep in mind. Here are a few of the most important ones. First of all, get a visitor oyster card . London is one of the most expensive cities on earth, and you don’t want to be sinking loads of money into public transport. If you’re planning on seeing everything London has to offer, then getting a visitor oyster card is definitely the way to go. Compared to a day travel card, you’ll be able to use public transport much more affordably. You’ll also enjoy a variety of discounts on restaurants, bars and some tourist attractions. Although London is a beautiful place, it’s also exceptionally crowded. You might find that