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Summertime and the Living is Healthy: Move More, Eat Whole Foods, and Enjoy the Long Days

Summer is here!

And it’s my favorite season even with all the heat and humidity up here in New York!

The days are longer, the sun is brighter, and it's the perfect time to feel happy and healthy.

Summer is a great time to focus on moving more, eating healthy foods - often fresh from our own gardens and enjoying the beautiful long days.

Move More: Boost Your Energy and Mood

Summer is a great time to get outside and be active. Exercise helps you stay fit, feel good, and have more energy. Here are some fun ways to get moving:

  1. Morning Walks: Start your day with a nice walk in the fresh air. It helps you feel refreshed and ready for the day.

  2. Swimming: Cool off with a swim. It’s easy on your joints and great for your heart.

  3. Evening Yoga: Relax in the evening with some yoga. It helps stretch your muscles and calm your mind.

Eat Whole Foods: Enjoy Nature’s Goodness

Summer offers plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Eating whole foods keeps you healthy and strong. Here are some tips:

  1. Visit Farmers’ Markets: Check out local farmers’ markets for fresh, seasonal produce. Make it a fun weekly outing.

  2. Colorful Salads: Make salads with greens, colorful veggies, and some protein like grilled chicken or chickpeas. Add nuts or seeds for extra crunch.

  3. Hydrating Snacks: Keep snacks like watermelon, cucumber, and berries handy. They’re refreshing and packed with nutrients.

Enjoy the Long Days: Love the Sunshine and Fresh Air

Summer’s long days give you more time to enjoy the outdoors. Here’s how to make the most of them:

  1. Outdoor Picnics: Pack a healthy picnic and head to a park. Enjoying a meal outside is a great way to connect with nature and loved ones.

  2. Gardening: Spend time in your garden. It’s a relaxing way to get some light exercise and enjoy fresh produce.

  3. Evening Strolls: After dinner, take a walk to enjoy the cool evening and the last bit of sunlight.

And . . . . .

If you’re looking to make the most of this summer and want some extra guidance, I want to invite you to join my 30-day reset challenge: Energize and Thrive through Summer Strives - 30 Day Move More, Eat Better, and Reset Challenge. My program is designed to help you reset your life, reclaim your energy, and rediscover your passions.

Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:

  1. Week 1: Kickoff: We’ll start with setting goals and creating a positive mindset.

  2. Week 2: Momentum: You’ll build momentum with daily exercises and healthy eating habits.

  3. Week 3: Challenge: We’ll push through challenges together, keeping each other motivated.

  4. Week 4: Victory: Celebrate your progress and embrace the new, vibrant you.

What’s Involved in the Energize and Thrive 30 Day Reset Challenge?

  • Daily Workouts: We alternate between strength training and cardio to keep things interesting and effective.

  • Nutrition Guidance: Easy-to-follow tips and delicious recipes to help you eat better and feel better.

  • Mindfulness Exercises:Simple techniques to manage stress and stay focused on your goals.

  • Supportive Community: Connect with other women on the same journey. Share your progress, celebrate successes, and motivate each other.

This challenge is perfect for women over 50 who miss feeling vibrant and alive.  Get ready to step into a future full of joy and purpose together.

Summer is full of energy and possibilities. By moving more, eating whole foods, and enjoying the long days, you can feel happier and healthier. Find activities and foods you love and make them part of your routine. Here’s to a summer full of joy and well-being!

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