Beyond the Diag - Off Campus Housing

Since the end of November, us Wolverines have waged a ferocious battle against negative temperatures, painful arctic winds, slushy and snowy sidewalks, and have fallen victim at least once to a patch of black ice. With the arrival of April, we can see the light at the end of the frozen tunnel: the sun. Since many of us have not seen the sun for what seems like an eternity, it is easy to see how soaking in as many rays as we can by the pool won’t necessarily promote an active summer. Do not fret because these fitness suggestions (courtesy of Livestrong) will keep you healthy and looking great all the way to September!

Work Out in the Morning: The heat (and humidity) is an amazing excuse to stay inside and watch TV. If you can commit to exercising in the morning before the sun’s rays become too intense, a good morning workout session helps wake you up. Then, you can spend the rest of the day finding the perfect spot by the pool.

Be an Active Tourist: Tourism does not have to be a lot of sitting around. Ditch the bus tours and explore a city’s shops and landmarks by foot. Get off the beach and try surfing, kayaking, etc. Don’t just take pictures of the mountain- find a trail and take a day hike with friends. You will still have plenty of time to put your feet up, just make sure they are on the ground at some point during your trip.

Water, Water, and More Water: Classic summer drinks like lemonade and iced tea are super tasty and refreshing, but like everything, consume in moderation. While delicious, these drinks do little in terms of promoting hydration and have a lot of calories associated with them. Drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water each day and if you are looking to spice up your water a little bit, add a slice of fresh citrus fruit to a freezer chilled pitcher.

 

 

Contributed by Aaron Sanfield