Hydration is key 

Don’t forget to hydrate before, during and after your workout. Dehydration leads to muscle fatigue and loss of coordination, and the last thing we want when we’re exercising is to lose the ability to perform. It is recommended to drink 7-10 ounces of fluid every 10 to 20 minutes during exercise. Some symptoms to look out for if you’re not hydrating properly are tiredness, muscle cramps and dizziness. Basically, drink your fluids, whether that’s a sports drink or water, and don’t be stubborn about water weight – its VERY normal. 

Grilled vegetables 

Made some geeeewd grilled vegetables the other day 👅 grilling is a much better option for cooking food than frying for multiple reasons. When foods are fried, they absorb a lot of fat, and when they are consumed, it increases the blood cholesterol level – which increases blood pressure, risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. AKA, all bad stuff! Grilling can make food just as yummy – and taste healthier too! 

“Strong Over Skinny”

So “strong over skinny” – what exactly does that mean? Maybe it’s a phrase you’ve heard before, but you haven’t given it any second thought. I want to just clear something up – by no means am I shaming any body type! Everyone is shaped differently, and no one should ever be embarrassed by their bodies – or poke fun at someone else’s. Some people are naturally skinny & healthy – and workout and have a good diet. And some people are naturally NOT skinny, but they’re healthy, workout and have a good diet. I’m advocating for health & fitness, regardless of your body type. I just so happen to have bigger bones, and my frame has never been “skinny”. So if you identify with me, then awesome! If you don’t, I hope you still find my posts inspiring! Anyways, strong isn’t better than skinny or vice versa – it’s the desire to BE strong, not be afraid to have some muscles, and to not be afraid to enjoy a body that may not fit other people’s image of “perfection”.

Drink up!

This isn’t old news, so I’m sure you’ve heard of the health craze of Kombucha. Kombucha is “a fermented beverage of black tea and sugar”, and “after being fermented, kombucha becomes carbonated and contains vinegar, b-vitamins, enzymes, probiotics and a high concentration of acid”. Some of the benefits from drinking this “Immortal Health Elixir” include: improved digestion, weight loss, increased energy, cleansing and detoxification, immune support, reduced joint pain, and cancer prevention. All this information can be found online, it’s just as simple as looking it up.