When the weather gets hot and muggy, the last thing you want to do is suit up for a run, and the treadmill is as appealing as C-SPAN. But weekend barbecues and frappuccinos aren’t doing wonders for your beach body. It’s time to change up your fitness routine.
“If the same demands are always placed on your body, you’ll adapt to a point, but no further,” explains Chris Barucci, a physical therapist at Boston University Physical Therapy Center. “If your goal is to maximize your strength or conditioning, your program should challenge you. One way to do that is by varying your routine with new exercises. Combining aerobic exercise with an overall strength, endurance, and flexibility program gives you a more well-rounded approach.”