Let’s talk about salads for minute; May is National Salad Month after all. While they’ve been synonymous with healthy eating since, well, basically forever, it’s no surprise the idealistic notion of a salad is jam-packed with good-for-you veggies and not much else. However, the actual representation is often far from healthy and far from what we might expect from a salad.
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo seems to be less about your heritage and more so about celebrating the fact that summer is almost here. Usually these types of celebrations involve lots of food and a margarita or two. We are certainly all for enjoying a delicious meal and not depriving yourself, but we also know overindulging too often can impact your fitness goals.
We all know filling our plates with fruits and vegetables is great for our health. But did you know choosing produce that’s in season tastes better and is often cheaper than out-of-season produce? This spring, make it a point to try new, seasonal produce.
Take a second and think about the best workout you ever had. You probably felt strong, confident and full of energy. What if you could bottle up that feeling and take it with you throughout all of your workouts? That would be, in short, amazing.
There aren’t too many places I go without my water bottle by my side. It’s always on my desk at work, in the car and of course, at the gym. For many people, it’s a no brainer to hydrate at the gym, but did you know water is beneficial to the body all the time, not just when you are sweating?
One of the best parts of summer is that no matter what climate you live in, it’s full of fresh produce. Cherries, peaches and bright leafy greens all line the grocery aisle, and if you’re lucky enough to be close to one, the Farmers Market.
Get out your red, white and blue – Fourth of July is next week! We couldn’t be more excited for fireworks, parades and spending time with family and friends. Hopefully your fourth will be full of fun, friends and let’s face it, food. An all-American BBQ is essential for celebrating this summer holiday.
Salads tend to get a bad wrap. Maybe it’s because many people associate them with failed diets that left them hungry approximately 5.2 seconds after they were finished eating. Or maybe it’s because they just haven’t quite figured out how to make a salad enjoyable and satisfying. True, salads are often a way to begin a meal, but with the following tips you’ll be able to make one into a meal itself.
Smoothies, juicing and just about any other form of drinking your veggies are having a serious moment in the health and fitness world. Need proof? Just check your Instagram feed. If you aren’t toting around a green juice after a sweat session or starting the day with a protein-packed smoothie, you’re missing out… socially (media) speaking.
If you listen closely enough, you can almost hear the scraping of grills being cleaned all around the country. Memorial Day is right around the corner and the kickoff to summer just wouldn’t be the same without BBQ celebrations.