4 Tips to Staying Fit During the Arizona Summer

The long days of summer are well under way and we know how hard it can be to stay motivated during this time of the year. Check out our top five ways to stay healthy and in shape when just the thought of going outside makes you cringe.

Don’t Hike Camelback (or Any Other Trail in the Warm Part of Arizona) During the Middle of the Day in the Summer40263_8080_Camelback-Mountain-north-face_b96f91cc-5056-b3a8-495ceea635275397.jpg

We all know that person who prides himself on heading out to the trail in the middle of the afternoon during the summer. They are proud of the fact that they are going to lose their weight in body sweat just because they did it! This is not an activity recommended for the average person or even the super active person. It’s a good idea to change your workout routine according to the seasons. Take up swimming in the summer and save your hiking for the fall and spring.

Drink Lots of Waterdrinkmorewater8x10

This can’t be said enough, especially here in the extremely dry desert. Drink lots and lots and lots of water. Even if you’re not thirsty, drink some water. When you casually think about drinking water, do it. Seriously. Drink more water. Your body will thank you.

Keep the Menu Light and FreshSouthwestern-Style Beef Salad_VERTICAL_pwm

A great way to stay cool during the summer is by keeping what you eat light and simple. A good, fresh summer salad is the Grilled Flank Steak and Peach Salad. The recipe calls for a few simple ingredients and it takes just a few minutes to prepare and combine all of those. Simple can still be flavorful. Expert Tip: Use the steak you cooked last night on the grill or leftovers from the steakhouse for today’s salad to save even more time.

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Workout crazes seem to pop up every few minutes so finding what works for you is important. Try something out that looks interesting, like yoga or an outdoor boot camp, but don’t be afraid to try something different if the first attempt wasn’t for you. With so many different options, and free workouts online, there is always an option out there. The most important part of working out is actually getting out there to work!

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