It’s always a good decision to get in shape, but if you’ve been putting it off during the colder months, now is the perfect time to prioritise it. Spring and summer provide more opportunities to get outside and be active, while also letting you display the results of your work in the gym.
As you’re working on your physique, it’s also an excellent time to improve other aspects of your health, including your mental and sexual health.
In this post, we will share some of the best ways to get in shape in time for the warmer weather. We’ll also discuss the other parts of your health that you should evaluate during this time.
Exercise ideas for spring and summer
After a long winter spent indoors, motivating yourself to get active can be a struggle. But by establishing good habits and prioritising your health, getting in shape is an attainable goal.
Of course, hitting the gym is always a great way to stay fit. But you can also mix it up and take advantage of the pleasant weather by incorporating other outdoor workouts into your routine. Here are some exercises to try out this spring (outside of the gym).
Outdoor boot camps
If you want a professional trainer to guide you through workouts, look up outdoor boot camps in your area. Whether you’re into boxing, running, or strength training, you should be able to find a class that suits your interest and fitness level. Plus, signing up for a boot camp in advance can help you stay accountable and commit to attending.
Whether it’s in a pool, a lake, or the ocean, swimming is a fantastic form of cardiovascular exercise. It works multiple muscle groups throughout your body without putting stress on your joints and bones, like other exercises. Plus, it’s a fun activity that you can do with the whole family. Make the most out of a hot summer day by getting a few laps in at your local beach or pool.
Grab your racquet and hit the court for some outdoor exercise this spring and summer. With tennis, you can adjust the intensity of your workout, depending on how you’re feeling. Bring along a friend or hire a tennis instructor to get your blood pumping as you spend a sunny afternoon on the court.
Hiking is another excellent form of exercise that lets you set your own pace. You can visit your local walking trail for a low-impact workout, or you can head into the mountains for a trekking adventure. It’s another fun and healthy activity that you can do solo or with a group.
Healthy eating ideas for spring and summer
Exercise is a significant part of a healthy lifestyle, but it isn’t everything. In order to get in great shape, you’ll also need to follow a nutritious diet. Fortunately, with so many fresh foods in season during spring and summer, eating healthy isn’t as difficult as it may seem.
Here are a few fresh and healthy foods you can incorporate into your diet in the coming months. Don’t forget to speak with your GP or healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet.
Australians can enjoy a variety of fresh produce all year long, but spring and summer fruits are among the best. For a healthy snack or side dish, slice up some apple, pineapple, cantaloupe, and watermelon and mix it together to enjoy a delicious fruit salad.
Smoothies are a fantastic way to get your daily fill of nutrients in liquid form. For a refreshing summer smoothie, blend your preferred combination of leafy greens (like kale and spinach), fruits (like banana and mango), and protein (like peanut butter or greek yogurt).
With 34,000 kilometres of coastline, Australia certainly has no shortage of fresh fish. Fish is rich with protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, and adds a healthful boost to your diet. This summer, enjoy grilled fish with fresh vegetables or fruit and take advantage of these health benefits.
Improving other aspects of your health
Outside of exercising and eating well, there are also other aspects of your health that you should evaluate. In particular, your sexual health is a critical component of your overall wellbeing. Unfortunately, it’s something that’s often overlooked.
With one in three men suffering from sexual dysfunction, conditions like premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction are more common than you may realise.
Premature ejaculation occurs when you reach orgasm earlier than you would like (often within the first two minutes of sexual activity). On the other hand, erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection.
If you think you may have one of these conditions, you should reach out to a medical professional. Too often, men are hesitant to seek help for their sexual disorders, whether out of embarrassment or fear of judgment. But in reality, getting treatment is now easier than ever before.
At Men’s Health Clinic, we are working to eliminate the stigma of sexual dysfunction and help Australian men feel more confident inside and outside of the bedroom. As an online PE and ED clinic, we offer confidential treatment and support for men across the country.
Here’s how the process works. First, fill out our online self-assessment. If your answers indicate that you might need treatment, we recommend that you get in touch with the Men’s Health Clinic team to schedule an appointment.
During your consultation, one of our Australian licenced doctors will ask about your current symptoms and give you a diagnosis (if necessary). From there, our pharmacists will send any required medications directly to your front door in discreet packaging. As you begin treatment, your doctor will monitor your progress and check-in regularly.
By seeking out help today, you can start treatment and feel great — just in time for summer. Learn more about Men’s Health Clinic by calling us on 1300 878 117 or visiting our website today.