Getting Fit for Summer 

By: Bridgette Gourley 

     Spring is right around the corner, and, before you know it summer will be here! Are you someone who is looking for that perfect summer body or maybe just want to stay fit this summer? If so, The Squire interviewed Eisenhower athlete, Cael Black, to learn more about some helpful tips and ways to stay active and stay in shape this summer. There are many things you may not even notice that you can do in your daily routine to help you maintain a stronger and healthier looking body. 

     If you are someone who does not like to work out, but wants that healthy body, here are some helpful tips on how to take care of your body. Check out www.spinning.com for more helpful information about staying in shape. 

  1.  Drink at least 64 ounces of water through the day.  
  1.  Eat a healthy breakfast every morning.  
  1.  Avoid eating until you are “overstuffed.” 

     Following those three easy tips are just a couple examples of ways you can take good care of your body without even noticing you did it. It is very important to drink water and eat healthy everyday so you can support your health and strong muscles. 

     Covid has had a big effect on our environment and people’s everyday life. So many of us have been restricted from things we use to love to do. Even a short break from sitting, by doing three to five minutes of physical movement (walking, stretching), will help ease muscle strain, relieve mental tension, improve blood circulation, and muscle activity. One of our school’s athlete (Cael Black) says, “Consistency is the key, try to workout at least 4 times a week with your workouts being no longer than an hour and a half. This keeps you active over the week and is not extremely time consuming.” If you get into a regular physical activity, it can help to give the day a routine and be a way of staying in contact with family and friends. Make sure you consider at least 3-5 minutes of physical activity each day.  

     If you get into any form of regular physical activity, it can help to give the day a routine and, if you have your family and friends join in on the activities, it can be a way of staying in contact with family and friends. The Squire interviewed Cael Black, a fellow student at Eisenhower High School currently in 11th grade. Cael loves to work out and keep his body healthy and fit! One of the workouts he thinks would be super helpful is the “Hiit”, this is a short period of intense exercise that burns calories in a short amount of time. These workouts consist of burpees, jumping jacks, and pushups. We asked Cael, “What advice do you have for people who want to stay fit?” He replied “Make it fun when exercising, try to do something you enjoy like playing a sport for example. Anything that will keep you moving and having a good time is an excellent form of staying fit.” 

      Even if your normal workout routine has been affected by Covid restrictions, it is important to take care of your body. Not only does it help you look better on the outside, but also makes you feel even better on the inside. You never know how many people you can influence just by helping them or giving them the influence to push themselves harder! We asked Cael, “Who was your biggest supporter/leader throughout the years that kept you motivated?” He replied, “You should be your own motivation. If you are trying to get fit, try to get fit for yourself once you see progress you will be happy and want to continue your fitness journey. I would also suggest a workout partner, someone who has the same fitness goals as you.” If you have any further questions, there are many valuable resources online that provide great and easy tips for getting fit this summer. 

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