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How You Will Get Healthy Safely Before Summer

By Wendy Ferry

Bathing suit months isn't that far off so folks are already starting to fix their holiday and winter eating habits in order to get in shape before the weather gets too hot to hide their bodies under super heavy layers of clothing. So many people dive straight into exercising all the time because they are desperate to lose weight and get into shape before anybody gets to see their body. Sadly, working to get stronger too fast could actually hurt your health. Doctors everywhere we look believe that it doesn't do you any good to only jump into a regular exercise routine. So what should you do to get fit prior to bathing suit season getting here?

Before you choose to do anything else, you have to see a medical professional. Ask for a complete bodily check up. This will allow you to see where you are getting started in your efforts to drop weight and get in shape. Your doctor will help you determine how much it is best to weigh and what your body mass index should be as well as letting you know if you have any special health conditions that you need to remember when you start working to get in shape. Your doctor can help you put together some dietary guidelines so that you can also work to get your diet under control.

Begin your efforts gradually. Don't try and run five miles right away. A good system for working your way into shape is Couch to 5K. This is a program that little by little steps up your running routine until you are ready to take on a 5K marathon. Obviously it will require a lot more than jogging to get in shape. Weight training and cardiovascular training are important too. If you don't have time for that many work outs, find a way to apply the Couch to 5K program to a swimming regimen so that you can work all of your body systems slowly but surely.

Put together a support team. Weighing a lot of can certainly be awkward, but you will have a better chance of losing weight and getting in shape if you find some people to work with you. You can work with the other person to eat good food and get regular exercise--these are the people who can go to weight loss group meetings with you, exercise with you and more. For people who are uncomfortable doing this with people they know "in real life" they can find emotional support on the net. There are many online support groups set up for people who want to lose weight.

The genuine truth is that it is going to take time to shed weight and get your body into decent shape. The sooner you start to alter things for the better, the better off you could be. The earlier you begin your efforts, the easier it'll be to work on building your body slowly and over time. Remember, in cases like this, slow and steady is absolutely the way to go: your body and health will thank you for it come summer time.

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