Congratulations! We made it. It’s safe to say that warmer days are ahead of us. Like most people, in addition to honoring the U.S. armed forces, we see Memorial Day as the unofficial start of summer. That means, beach trips, outdoor workouts, and yes, barbecue after barbecue. Party invites can be hard to avoid, and hey, you shouldn’t have to. We can all admit, though, that it can be easy to fall off track when each weekend you have yet another can’t-miss cookout on the agenda. Good news, we took the time to round up five recipes (so you can spend more time prepping!) that you can enjoy and/or prepare this weekend—and for the rest of summer—without feeling like you’ve completely fallen off course. Remember, moderation is key. Have fun!
So, how important is the time you spend on a treadmill or cross-trainer each week? Are you putting in the miles just to help maintain your weight or because there’s a 5K coming up?
The upside of cardio a workout isn’t limited to just the obvious health benefits. A great article by trainer Pete McCall on the ACE Fitness website examines seven overlooked benefits of cardio.
Yoga at Home
Whether you’re teaching classes or just want a studio of your own, an in-garage yoga room can deepen your commitment to your practice. As you probably already know, your studio’s environment has a huge impact on the quality of your exercise. Separate from the distractions of your day-to-day life, a garage space allows you to focus and may even reinvigorate your enthusiasm to practice.