With September right around the corner, hurricane season (and pantry stocking season) is upon us. You can still stay committed to your health goals with these nutrient-packed, shelf-stable, tasty storm season staples. Gone are the days of living off of peanut butter and white bread. Thankfully, healthier pantry items are becoming more readily available in stores and online.
Collagen has become a buzzword, mostly because of anti-aging skin benefits. Supplementation can help prevent fine lines overtime, keep the skin feeling plump, youthful and glowing, as well as develop stronger nails and hair. Collagen also aids in exercise recovery and bone/joint health. Beginning in our mid-twenties, collagen production declines. After the age of 40, we experience a 1% decline per year.
Struggling to walk up the steps after a high intensity class? Nervous of how sore you’re going to feel after a personal training session? Active recovery exercises, like low-intensity cardio, static stretching and myofascial release such as foam rolling or massage are all common ways to aid in muscle recovery, especially after an intense workout, but what you eat and drink after a workout can be just as important in the recovery process.
In the world of nutrition, how much and what type of protein we should consume is highly debated. Some say high quality animal meat is needed for optimal health, while others advocate for more vegetarian diets and plant-based sources of protein. The goal is to experiment with what works for your body, right now in your life.
What’s not to love about smoothies? They are convenient, customizable, portable and you can easily pack in the protein. They can taste like a tropical beach vacation drink or decadent chocolate dessert, depending on your mood or cravings. If you’re new to the wonderful world of smoothies, let us walk you through how to build your own nutrient-packed, delicious blend.