Summer is fast approaching, and you may find yourself worrying about how you can stay in shape for the next Jacksonville cheerleading season. Especially if your family or your friends have a beach excursion planned as a summer activity, it may seem difficult to work a fitness routine around all of the fun and excitement that you’re likely to have planned. You might also find yourself worried that if you find yourself putting off your daily fitness routine, you might undo all of the hard work that you’ve put in.
So either you stay home while everyone else if having fun, or you figure out how to incorporate a fitness routine even at the beach. Fortunately, it is possible to stay active, even when having fun. Here are some ways you can maintain your fitness regimen at the beach this summer.
Take advantage of sports that can be played on the beach
The beach is always a source of great fun among friends and family. However, you can use it to your advantage when want to get in a fitness routine while out at the beach for the day. For example, beach volleyball is a fun, competitive sport that can help you develop your leg muscles. With diving, jumping, spiking, and pitching, you can give yourself a proper workout with a round or two.
Throwing around a Frisbee or a football is another great way to get some exercise in the sun. Because of the resistant nature of sand, you’ll find yourself exerting more effort to run the long stretch of sand. Sprinting in the sand is an excellent way to build up endurance, which is great for cheerleading.
If you’re looking for something more adrenaline fueled, you can always give surfing a try. After all, paddling over to a great wave and riding it is a great way to build up your cardio and strengthen your arm muscles. And riding an excellent wave is just as thrilling as perfectly executing a cheer stunt.
No matter what sport you try out, don’t forget to always apply sunscreen, and rehydrate regularly to avoid the risk of sunburn and heatstroke. Don’t overexert yourself too much either, take a break in the shade once in awhile.
Unplug and unwind
Remember, the beach is meant for having fun! Mental health is just as important as physical health when it comes to Jacksonville cheerleading. So don’t stress yourself too much if you have a slice of cake today. Accept it, and let yourself relax a little bit. Tomorrow, you can go back to your regular routine, and continue on your path to being the best cheerleader you can be.