5 Healthy & Fit Family-Friendly Vacation Destinations

School’s officially out, and that means it’s time to start filling that summer calendar with fun! For a lot of people, summer vacation comes to mind, but where can you find a family-friendly vacation destination that is not only fun but healthy too? We’ve done the dirty work for you and searched out five fantastic vacations that will have the whole family lovin’ life and keeping fit while you’re at it. Continue reading 5 Healthy & Fit Family-Friendly Vacation Destinations

Biking for Fitness

Cycling is a great way to get in shape and stay in shape. It burns a ton of calories, gets your heart rate and metabolism revved up, and builds muscle. But how do you make outdoor riding safer, and what other options are available to ride if you don’t ever want to be on the road? Here are a few tips on biking for fitness! Continue reading Biking for Fitness

Healthy Eating on the Road

As the school year comes to an end many of us are looking to get out of town, and with that, it is worth thinking about how we eat when we are on the road. Many daytime activities for children and adults require that food be brought to the event as a “bag lunch.” Or, you will simply be invited to the local pizza parlor for a meal. So, what do you do? Let’s take a look at the best suggestions on just how to handle these common eating situations while you’re around town or on a trip. Continue reading Healthy Eating on the Road

How to Sneak More Vegetables Into Your Day

Having a hard time eating those veggies? Get ready for some tips on how to eat more vegetables regularly and up your fiber game!

What is your daily dose of vegetables? In the 1980’s and 1990’s the amount of 1/2-cup portions of vegetables that was recommended was 3-5 each day. Then, in early the 2000’s, several experts began to recommend even more vegetables, 5-7 servings per day, after research from the Cancer Institute was completed. Much of the increase in the recommended amount of servings has come from the fact that there is so much more information out today regarding the benefits of fiber in the adult diet. Today, we are being asked to eat ten 1/2-cup servings or 5-cups per day! But how do you do it? Continue reading How to Sneak More Vegetables Into Your Day