How to Shape Up for Summer

Transitioning to the summer lifestyle can be even more fun than it already is, especially if you make yourself excited about a workout/diet plan. Hopefully you’ve been consistent with your workout regimen throughout the winter and have been slowly spending more time outside as we recently discussed.It’s important to remember that people tend to be more active during the summer because we all like to spend more time outdoors. Make sure to fuel your activity appropriately, but don’t go overboard. If you continue a reasonable diet high in proteins and vegetables and lower in sugars and simple carbohydrates, you might find you maintain or lose weight more easily than during the winter months due to naturally increased activity and warmer weather. Just remember to hydrate (preferably with water) and exercise 3-5 times weekly.

Make sure your diet and workout routine is solidified this week before summer arrives!

dr. uruj kamal

dr. uruj kamal

Dr. Uruj Kamal is Chief Resident of Adult Outpatient Psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center-University of Massachusetts Medical School. A Stony Brook native, she enjoys combining her knowledge of mental health with healthy living. Dr. Kamal has a special interest in outpatient adult psychiatry.