Summer is finally here! Beautiful weather, fresh foods and plenty of opportunity to enjoy outdoors. Here are some tips and recipes to stay on track and be healthy this season.
BUDDY WALK-GET MOTIVATED
There’s strength in numbers, the old saying goes, and that’s especially true for many women when it comes to exercising. Social support encourages physical activity. An exercise buddy (or two) may help you achieve and maintain that goal. The buddy system keeps boredom away and makes time pass quickly.
FIRE UP THE BBQ
Fire up the grill for a fresh, healthy dinner. Grill your veggies, meat or seafood and toss together your favorite salad.
As summer temperatures hit – drink enough water to prevent thirst. Water is essential for maintaining blood circulation throughout your body.
Your body can easily lose up to a quart of water an hour while exercising in hot weather. Drink water before, during and after exercising. Since your body can only absorb 8 ounces of cold water every 20 minutes, continue to drink fluids even after you no longer feel thirsty.
MAKE FROZEN TREATS OR COLD DRINKS
Do you crave cold, delicious drinks or yummy snacks? Try our healthy recipes below:
ITALIAN CREAM SODA
Vanilla Italian Cream Soda recipe. Mix the first three ingredients in a tall glass. Add enough ice to fill the glass.
1 tsp pure vanilla
1 Ideal Protein pre-made vanilla drink
1 cup club soda
Give this minty shake a try!
1 Ideal Protein Dark Chocolate Pudding (use 10 oz of water)
1 tsp of mint extract
1 shot of espresso
Throw all ingredients in a blender for 30 seconds. For those of you who want to add “greens” to drink, try adding a 1/2 cup of fresh spinach. Enjoy