Credit: Luke Michael
Just because summer’s in full swing doesn’t mean it’s too late to finish off our beach bodies. Much of our beach body success comes from an overall state of well being and not just skimming down on carbs. Don’t worry, we’re not going to tell you to hit the gym pick up a full workout routine either. Our goal is to give you quick and simple tips on making your 2017 summer the healthiest one yet!
1. Eat Breakfast:
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, eating breakfast is one of the healthiest things you can do. Start your morning off right with fruit, whole grains, and lean protein. To make things simple you can find great breakfast wrap recipes on Pinterest. For those who don’t have much morning free time you can make your breakfast the day before.
2. Get a Massage:
Getting a massage relaxes your muscles and helps you to destress from hectic weeks or work and being souped up all winter. You’ll notice an instant improvement in your happiness and feel more comfortable. If you’re in the area, swing on by to get massage therapy in Toronto. You’ll be able to get a variety of massages to suit your needs, such as a deep tissue massage, prenatal, Swedish, or Sport.
3. Stay Active:
Staying active doesn’t have to be a boring workout program at the gym. Dance it up with a local Zoomba class and get your sweat on. Head out for morning or evening jogs and listen to music or your favorite podcast. Spend the day in the water or playing volleyball. Aim for a little bit of activity each day or a block of time a few times a week. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests adults should get two and a half hours of exercise per week.
4. Explore New Foods:
Staying healthy shouldn’t be about eating the same chicken and veggies every day! It should be about exploring new foods and restaurants. When you eat new foods you’re introducing yourself to new sources of nutrition which your body may not be getting enough of. What better is there to head out to the newest ethnic restaurant?
5. Veggie Challenge:
Eating a lot of red meat isn’t great for your body, but it’s an easy go-to. Instead buy a new cookbook or two with vegetarian plates and try them out. It’s amazing how mouth-watering veggie tacos can be. Plus, it’s a fun way to experiment with new spices.
Staying healthy shouldn’t be difficult. It should be a fun adventure. Stay healthy this summer by trying new foods, getting in breakfast, and staying active!