Flowers blooming, warmer temperatures, and longer daylight hours means it’s time to take your workout outside. Go for a walk with a friend and ditch the treadmill. Or balance and clear your chakras with an outdoor yoga session in your backyard. Why not head over to your neighborhood park? With an exercise mat or ball to do lunges, leg lifts, and planks springtime just became the motivation and outdoor workouts are refreshing.
Food just comes alive during the spring, literally. Farmer’s markets are ripe to the brim with seasonal produce, like berries, spinach, arugula, asparagus, and fresh herbs such as parsley and mint. Indulge in the season with a delicious smoothie, using spring fruits or vegetables, to enjoy before or after your workout. Combine fresh berries, a banana, nonfat Greek yogurt, fat-free milk, vanilla extract, and your choice of a sugar substitute in a blender, and you have yourself an invigorating pre- or post-workout drink. Couple it with a Good to Go Bar for an easy and energizing burst of protein.