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Fun in the Sun: Which Summer Sport Is For You

With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to get out in the sun and get moving. Enjoying a variety of outdoor sports during the summer months is a great way to take advantage of the weather, improve your mental health and maintain your WarmSculpting with SculpSure results in an enjoyable way. Below we explore the many summer sports that you can get involved in and how each can help you stay on track with your body goals.

Swimming

Perfect for those days when it may seem too hot to consider moving, swimming keeps you cool in the scorching summer heat. Swimming has many incredible health benefits as it is a great way to work your entire body and cardiovascular system, keeping you strong and healthy. It helps to tone your muscles, build strength and endurance and increase your heart rate without applying stress on your body. With a variety of different strokes, such as breaststroke and backstroke, each focuses on different muscle groups with the water adding a gentle form of resistance. It is an effective way to burn large amounts of calories with very little impact or stress on the body. Further to this, swimming is a safe activity for those who have injuries and arthritis as it helps to reduce pain and stiffness and help recovery from injury.

Tennis 

Along with a variety of fitness and physical health benefits, tennis is a great workout that is social, provides mental health benefits, and most importantly is enjoyable. Tennis is a brilliant workout for your entire body – your lower body is used to run, jump, move side to side and crouch, whilst your upper body, shoulders and core are activated when swinging and hitting the ball. With a variety of movements, tennis can burn a huge amount of calories, as much as 400-600 calories in an hour. It is also helps to improve bone health, promotes a healthy heart, enhances flexibility balance and coordination and boosts your brain health. It’s important to remember to wear appropriate clothing that helps your body to cool down faster, to stay hydrated and to regularly apply sunscreen.

Beach Volleyball

Beach volleyball is a fantastic way to not only have a serious workout, but to take advantage of Australia’s beautiful beaches. Opting for beach volleyball over traditional volleyball on the pavement or grass is more beneficial as exercising on the sand impacts your body differently than doing the same movements on pavement. This is due to sand being an unstable surface that shifts and moves when you do. Your body responds to this movement by using various muscles to help create stability. Additionally, in a single game beach volleyball works your cardiovascular system, tones your core, glutes, lower back, thighs and improves your flexibility and agility.

Cycling 

Cycling is healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by all ages. As an aerobic activity, cycling helps to increase your cardiovascular fitness, as well as muscle strength and flexibility, joint mobility, improved posture and coordination and helps to decrease body fat levels. Due to the resistance element to cycling, it doesn’t just burn fat it also helps to build muscle, particularly around the glutes, quads and calves. Plus, cycling is a great way to clear the mind and de-stress whilst enjoying the scenery as you ride, all beneficial for maintaining your weight and body goals.

With a combination of various outdoor sports and WarmSculpting treatments, you will be able to maintain your physique all summer long. WarmSculpting with SculpSure is an FDA cleared and TGA listed body-sculpting treatment that targets stubborn, hard to shift pockets of fat on areas such as the flanks, abdomen, back, thighs and chin area.

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