Have you been looking for a personal change model to follow? If so, then you may want to try changing the way that you eat. Healthy living is the first step toward making positive personal changes, and when you feel fit, you may find that the confidence you exude helps you in other aspects of your life. The summer is a good time to start getting more exercise, and you should take advantage of the beautiful weather to get more physical activity outdoors.
For example, Prevention magazine recommends that in the summer you try kayaking, which is very fun and can burn an estimated 340 calories per hour. This exercise can help you strengthen your upper body. Also, going on a nice summer hike could burn 400 calories an hour and is a great way to get in touch with nature.
WebMD spoke to Kelli Calabrese, M.S., an exercise physiologist, who said that in the summer, taking a simple walk by the shore can be a workout.
"Sand gives you the extra resistance that you wouldn't have on a treadmill or on asphalt," Calabrese told WebMD. "You can do it barefooted and you'll feel a great workout in your feet, shins, and calves."