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Summer Clothing Tips to Keep Exercise Active and Safe

Summer Clothing Tips to Keep Exercise Active and Safe

Let’s look at some summer clothing tips to help you exercise in the heat. If you are new to exercise, getting started can be overwhelming. From coming up with a schedule to buying a new workout wardrobe, there is a lot to consider. However, your fitness wardrobe does not have to be fancy. If what to wear to workout is limiting your activity, keep in mind the most important criteria are that you are safe and comfortable. A good pair of sneakers and breathable clothing should be sufficient to begin.

Here are 5 Summer Clothing Tips to consider.

1. Shoes. Consider getting fitted by a professional at an athletic store, and choose a shoe based on comfort, not construction. A basic athletic shoe that fits well should suffice. Your feet may swell slightly during exercise, so you might want to size up slightly.

2. Fancy Feet. Shoes get all the workout attention, but socks can make a difference to your workout. Avoid blisters with double-layered athletic socks, and change shoes and socks when they start to wear out.

3. Stay Seen and Safe. If you are exercising outside and in the dark, it is important to wear reflective clothing. Attach LED lights or reflectors to your shoes, and reflective tape to clothing.

4. Easy Breezy. Choose moisture-wicking fabrics instead of cotton, and wear light layers to adjust to your changing temperature throughout your workout.

5. Protect Skin. Sunscreen and UV protective clothing are a must, especially in the summer. Wear thin layers with flat seams to reduce chafing.

Workout clothes do not have to be expensive or complicated. Keep these tips in mind, invest in a few quality basics, and get moving! At KareBoost Health, we believe a healthy lifestyle should be accessible and enjoyable. Set up an appointment today to find out more!

Karen L Leibowitz, MD
Health and Lifestyle Coach
KareBoost Health

3 Reasons to Celebrate Your Fitness Success

3 Reasons to Celebrate Your Fitness Success

Do you celebrate your fitness success? Celebrating your successes is crucial to self motivation. Perhaps you are new to exercise, or you have been gradually stepping up your workouts. Setting goals is an excellent way to motivate yourself and so is celebrating when you reach those goals.

Here are 3 ways to celebrate your fitness success

  1. Set a Tangible Reward. The true rewards of movement are plentiful- better sleep, improved confidence and more strength. Having a tangible reward to work towards can also be fun! Examples of tangible rewards include a spa day, a new book, new workout clothes or a fun movie date. For example, if you have picked up running, this might be a great opportunity to reward yourself with better running shoes.
  2. Reward Yourself with a New Exercise. Perhaps your goal was to walk or run 150 minutes a week for four weeks. Your reward could be swapping your usual run for a relaxing yoga or pilates class. You might even enjoy it so much it ends up turning into a new goal!
  3. Need Proof? While you are probably feeling the benefits of exercise, we know it can be difficult to quantify. Using weight as a measure of health is misleading and often leads to more unhealthy behaviors. Instead of looking towards a scale, reward yourself with an appointment with a health coach! A health coach can affirm the positive work you are doing and help you to avoid potential pitfalls.

Need more healthy and positive goals? At KareBoost Health, we believe a healthy lifetsyle should be enjoyable and accessible. Schedule your health coaching appointment with Dr. Karen today to find out more about what we do!

Karen L Leibowitz, MD
Health and Lifestyle Coach
KareBoost Health

5 Ways To Use Fresh Herbs

5 Ways To Use Fresh Herbs

Fresh herbs are a fantastic way to add flavor and nutrition to dishes without adding extra salt. Today, we will discuss 5 ways to use fresh herbs to make homemade recipes delicious. Maybe you will be even be inspired to start growing your own herbs!

5 Ways To Use Fresh Herbs

1. Parsley: Parsley is light, fresh, and can be used to flavor dishes at the end of preparation. Try sprinkling chopped parsley on pasta and fish dishes right before serving. Parsley is also great to add flavor to tomato sauces and soups without adding salt.

2. Mint: Mint is sweet, cool, and adds delicious flavor to fruit. Try adding it to your water for an extra flavor boost. You can also use mint to flavor yogurt, fruit and salads without any extra sugar. Try it with watermelon!

3. Cinnamon: Another sweet spice, cinnamon adds delicious flavor to baked goods like cookies, cakes and breads. Cut down on sugar and use cinnamon. Sprinkle it on yogurt, granola and nuts for more flavor.

4. Rosemary: Rosemary is strong and woodsy. Try grilling shrimp, vegetables and chicken with rosemary sprigs. It is delicious baked into bread and use a small amount to flavor meats and vegetables.

5. Basil: Basil is another herb best added to dishes right before serving. Try adding it to pasta, pasta sauce, salads and fresh tomatoes.

Expand your cooking repertoire and gain nutritional goodness by adding fresh herbs to your diet. At KareBoost Health, we believe that your healthy lifestyle can be accessible and enjoyable. Set up a free consultation to learn more!

Karen L. Leibowitz, MD
Health and Medical Coach
KareBoost Health

5 Must-Have Healthy Cooking Tools

5 Must-Have Healthy Cooking Tools

You may have healthy food but do you have healthy cooking tools. Cooking more at home is an excellent way to establish healthy eating habits. Preparing your own meals gives you control over the ingredients and method of preparation. It is also a great way to get the whole family in the kitchen. However, shopping for cookware can be overwhelming. Here are 5 basics that will get you through most recipes.

5 Must-Have Healthy Cooking Tools

Chef’s Knife. If you only buy one knife, buy a chef’s knife. This large 8 to 10-inch knife can handle cuts of meat and delicate fruits and vegetables. You will save money buying whole fruits and vegetables rather than pre-chopped.

Food Thermometer. If you are preparing meat, poultry or fish, a thermometer is the only way to guarantee that food is cooked to a proper internal temperature to prevent foodborne illness.

Roasting Sheet. A roasting sheet is just a heavy-duty baking tray, but it is perfect for roasting vegetables for healthy side dishes. Toss chopped up cauliflower, carrots, onions or other veggies with olive oil and bake!

Colander. A colander is essential for rinsing and draining pasta, beans and lentils. It also comes in handy to wash more delicate fruits like berries.

Kitchen Tongs. Tongs are an essential extension of your hands in the kitchen. Use them to toss roasting veggies, remove corn on the cob and handle baked potatoes.

These kitchen basics will help you to cook most recipes with success. Cooking at home can be pleasurable and fun for the whole family, as well as healthy. Being prepared helps. For more simple cooking and healthy eating tips, set up a free health consultation with us today!

Karen L. Leibowitz, MD
Health and Medical Coach
KareBoost Health

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