Four tips to be more healthy and fit this summer

With Memorial Day Weekend now behind us and most schools either out for the summer or soon to adjourn, people’s thoughts are really turning to summer.
Here are four summer fitness tips to help you stay healthy and fit:
1. Drink enough water – Don’t make the mistake of waiting until you feel thirsty to start consuming water or sports drinks. Once dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke set in they are tough to treat, but drinking enough fluids ahead of time can help prevent such problems.
2. Get outdoors – There are so many beautiful places to go in our country to go to combine having fun and staying fit. Go for a hike, bike, walk, run etc. whenever possible.
3. Do morning workouts – The coolest time of day to work out is in the morning and it’s also a great time to send you into the rest of the day with great energy. This is especially key in the warmer climates.
If you can work it into your schedule, seriously consider starting each day off with a morning workout.
4. Don’t forget the home gym – Even though the weather’s nicer, it’s also nice to still have the option of working out in a home gym or at a club. You should still keep up a strength training regimen and it’s also nice to have the option to do a cardio workout indoors on a treadmill, elliptical or exercise bike.

At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. Consult a doctor before making any significant changes in your exercise routine or diet. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at