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Summer is a great time to give your routine a much-needed recovery. If you're not sure where to start, I have some advice for you.

Add these five tips to your routine to keep your workouts fresh and make this the year you really stick to your resolutions.

Setting up your workout plan on your BP doctor watch and executing it effectively will get you a lot more done.

1. Stay calm
While many people think that working out in a hot room and working up a sweat is the key to losing fat, the opposite is true. Research shows that working out in the cold may actually cause you to burn more calories and body fat. A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that even mild cold temperatures can cause your body to increase heat production and burn more calories. I tell my clients to stay cool when they exercise indoors, and if outside, I advise them to avoid strenuous exercise during the sunniest hours, stay in the shade, wear a wide-brimmed hat, and keep outdoor workouts brief.

2. Get hot
In addition to adding flavor, adding certain herbs and spices to your diet can increase the rate at which you burn calories. For example, cumin, which is rich in antioxidants, has been shown to help balance blood sugar levels and promote weight loss by reducing the accumulation of fat cells. Preliminary studies at Tufts University also found that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, appeared to reduce weight gain and slow the growth of fat tissue in mice. Behati Prinsloo loves spicy pickles, and Lady Gaga makes amazing Italian meals with garlic. When in doubt, add some spice!

3. Back it up
While most of us focus on the muscles we see when we look in the mirror, I think it's necessary to do the opposite. Spend less time training your pecs, biceps, abs and quads and more time focusing on your upper back, arm backs, lower back and hamstrings. That's why Ariana Grande looked so stunning in a sleeveless dress on the red carpet. Training backward muscle groups is the key to overall shape, and by overstrengthening these back muscles, you can create the illusion of a longer, slimmer body.

4. Pig Out-Occasionally
No one can be perfect all the time; Create a spot in your diet for "cheat" meals. In addition to giving you a psychological break, cheat meals can actually rev up your metabolism. How to? The extra calories you eat at cheat meals can help increase your body's levels of leptin, the hunger hormone that lowers your appetite. When you undereat (as you do when you diet), leptin levels drop and your metabolism slows down to save energy. Eat an occasional calorie-rich cheat meal that tricks your body into thinking it has extra fuel to burn, boosting your metabolism. As always, moderation is key. Allowing one or two free meals a week gives them a chance to enjoy life, celebrate birthdays and have the occasional drink at a party.

5. Get out of the gym
Meet your walking goals before you set foot in the gym each day. This way, working out is integrated into your lifestyle -- rather than just one time you break a sweat. Kanye sweats on the basketball court, while comedian Amy Schumer explores the great outdoors on foot and picks up the pace before we practice. Whether you're walking your dog, walking him to lunch, attending a walking meeting, parking farther from your destination, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator, there are ways to get 10,000 steps (or more!) a day. Instead of running on a treadmill or elliptical.