Summertime Healthy Habits
Every January people everywhere sit down and plot out their goals and resolutions for the upcoming year. Many of those people have some type of goal or resolution related to losing weight or getting in shape by summer. But then by the time summer comes, they’ve forgotten all about their health goals! So I’ve partnered with Bob’s Red Mill to give you some healthy habits for summer time!
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!!! With higher temperatures in the summer it’s incredibly important to stay hydrated at all times. I keep a bottle of water in my bag when I’m out and about, have one on my desk and just generally make a point to grab a glass of water as often as possible…even if I don’t feel thirsty!
Head outdoors. During the winter it can be difficult to head outdoors to workout since it can be cold, snowy, dark, and just generally yucky weather. In the summer you should head outside! Go for a walk after dinner, head out stand-up paddle boarding with friends, arrange games at the local park, and just do anything that gets you active outside.
Get creative. Don’t just run on the treadmill for all of your workouts…get creative! Do a quick search on Pinterest for beach workouts, or park workouts, or group workouts and then go do them! Try a new class, try a new activity, do something that gets your body moving in a new way!
Fuel yourself well. This summer I tried out several protein shake combinations and let me just say…yum!!!! Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods produces more than 400 products, including a full line of certified gluten free products and an extensive line of certified organic products. In a season of travel, cookouts, and backyard parties it can be easy to eat too much of the wrong thing…so make sure you’re starting your day, or finishing off a workout, with a nutritional smoothie!
What healthy habits have you tried this summer?
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A Letter to My Fitness Community
well, since the smoothies my husband makes for me are sooooo delicious but not particularly healthy (I mean there IS fruit in them but they’re huge and filled with sugar!) my new healthy habit is that I cannot let him make me a smoothie unless I have worked out 5 times. I wasn’t willing to cut them out altogether, so my compromise: the more often I want his smoothies, the more often I have to work out!
Julie - "Girl on the Move"
That seems like a reasonable plan!