Beat the Heat

Summer Hairstyles to Keep You Cool

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Ok, none of us show up at the gym to look cute.  We’re here to WORK.  We want strong, lean muscles, a healthy body fat percentage, and the ability to keep our bodies mobile and capable for the activities we love – like running around with our kids, paddle boarding, mountain biking, and all the other fun stuff! Buuuuuut, it’s not like we’re opposed to looking cute while we’re doing it.  Keeping your hair out of the way while you’re jumping around, sweating buckets, and burning calories doesn’t have to be boring.  You can be cute AND sweaty with these ideas!  Plus, when your hair isn’t flopping in your face, it’s easier to concentrate on getting the most out of your workout time.

Watermelon Juice

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It's watermelon season! So many ways to enjoy watermelon but on a super hot day, my favorite way is watermelon juice. You do not need to have a juicer to make watermelon juice, all you need is a blender and a sieve. 

Go-To Summer Snacks

Fuel Up the Right Way!

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"Part of the joy of eating is the anticipation of seasonal foods. For me, the first asparagus of spring or the first raspberries in the summer are cause for a celebration. Eating with the seasons helps ground us and reminds us of our connections to the earth" -John Ash  

     Summer: a time spent playing outdoors, spending more time with loved ones, and enjoying the bounty of delicious fruits and vegetables in season. Our bodies’ metabolism shifts with the seasons. During spring and summer, the sun's energy warms the body and we have less need to produce internal heat through the digestive system, so our appetite naturally decreases. With this, our bodies don't want or crave the hot and savory foods of winter. Here, I have provided a few summer snacks that not only are in season, but are also quick to make for yourself and your family!