Making Summer Fun and Healthy

Eating well and exercising is sometimes a chore. Here are some ideas to make life fun and healthy.

Zesty vinegar spritzer. Combine your favorite cooled sparkling water with an infused vinegar. This has become a summer favorite. Pour 1-2 Tablespoons of your favorite flavor infused light balsamic vinegar with 8-12 ounces of sparkling water. I really enjoy a lemon vinegar with sparkling water.  Not only does this drink taste great, it helps to create an alkaline balance. Olivin in Boise offers a variety of high quality infused vinegars and olive oils.  One tablespoon of balsamic vinegar may provide ~3 grams of carbohydrates.

Quick yoga workouts. There are some days that are too busy to go to yoga class. Find a quick work out on Youtube to help reset the mind, body, and spirit. I’ve been following Yoga with Adriene , but there are others you can follow to get in a quick rejuvenating yoga set.

Morning workouts. Research shows that exercise helps to increase mood and brain health. Even if you can’t do a full work out in the morning, a quick summer morning walk or bicycle ride can help set you for a productive and smart day.