A Little Help From Your Friends

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A Little Help From Your Friends

April 10, 2012 - 04:22 PM
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Spring is in the air. Warmer weather, more sunshine, new blooms and endless possibilities of places to go and people to see. But sometimes this season of fun in the sun can easily lead us astray from our workouts, our diets and our general attention paid to our health. So, we thought up some ways for you to enjoy the season with your friends and loved ones and sneak in some healthy habits at the same time!

Don’t be a Beach Bum: Seize the opportunity to go to the beach, but when you’re there don’t just lounge around. Get your friends to play beach volleyball or have races on land and in the water. Some time spent getting your heart rate up and strengthening your legs on the sand makes for a fun day and some under-cover workouts!

Split Up: Love enjoying a heaping ice cream cone or a frothy brew on your deck? Well we say ‘go for it!’…just maybe don’t go for as much of it. Split the dessert and the brews into smaller portions and take the time to savor the flavor instead of eating more than you really need to.

Be Competitive: Make your good choices work for you! Pick some friends to hold you accountable – track your healthy eating, your exercise, your stress relief – whatever you choose. The person who makes the most positive choices in one week or one month gets a reward – a bottle of wine, dinner or a movie compliments of your friends, or something else that really motivates you.

What are you going to do to keep your healthy lifestyle in check this Spring? Leave a comment and let us know.

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