Heading out on a summer road trip? Just because you are in the car doesn’t mean you’re stuck with drive-thrus and fast food. In fact, there are lots of easy (and healthy!) snack ideas that you can make ahead of time or grab in-store before your next adventure. So here are 10 portable healthy road-trip snack ideas to help keep you going wherever your travels take you.
After a long day there is nothing more comforting that a big bowl of delicious and nutritious goodness, but just because it’s warm out doesn’t mean you need to forgo those comforting meal. These one-bowl recipes can be eaten hot or cold, and make great leftovers so you will have healthy meals for days to come!
Many forego their gym memberships in the summer and opt instead to head outside. I highly encourage spending time outside during the warmer months. Walking, running, hiking, biking, swimming and playing with the kids can all be excellent forms of physical activity. Being outdoors allows us to get our daily dose of Vitamin D and helps to improve our mood and outlook. Getting outside for your cardiovascular work can be perfect, but let’s not forget about strength training. Strength training helps to boost metabolism, build muscle, improve posture and reduce the likelihood of injuries. Don’t have a gym membership? Love being outdoors? Here’s an outdoor workout you can add to your next walk or run.
If you’re hitting the treadmill every day and are not seeing the numbers you want on the scale, then you are not alone! Plenty of people exercise regularly and yet they still cannot seem to shed the pounds. True, there could be a genetic reason that makes it harder for a person to shed fat, but these genetic conditions are rare and it is far more likely that it is an issue with your diet or exercise, most of which can be resolved with a few simple tweaks to your regular routine. Let's explore the most common reasons that might be preventing you from losing weight even though you’re exercising regularly.