Resident Tips

Healthy Breakfast On The Go

Between kids going back to school, colleagues returning from vacations and new projects and programs starting, September can be one of the busiest times of the year. And when days get crazy, one of the first things to fall by the wayside is breakfast. With no time to scramble some eggs or enjoy a bowl of yogurt and granola, we find ourselves grabbing something processed or skipping the meal all together. To the rescue: These good-for-you breakfasts are ready in no time and will provide the fuel you need to power through your day.

Why You Should Have a Routine…And Stick to It!

When we were kids, we were constantly searching for adventures in place of boring old routines. But as adults, it’s not uncommon that we feel overwhelmed by our responsibilities and at a loss for how to complete all our necessary tasks. It’s on these days that having a routine comes in handy—it helps guide us through our to-dos with ease, plus offers other perks that will improve our mental and physical health. Read on to find out what they are.

Better-For-You Ice Cream — At Home!

During the summer months—especially August, when temperatures and humidity levels hit their peak—a creamy frozen treat offers a sweet respite at the end of a hot day. But many of the ice creams available in stores are packed with sugar and contain belly-bloating dairy, so we try to limit our intake. And sure, these days there are plenty of options in the freezer aisle that promise better ingredients and less sugar, but they’re often twice the price for half the ice cream. To the rescue: Here, recipes for three healthier frozen treats that you can make at home (no ice cream maker needed!) that are better for your waistline andyour wallet.

Guide to Hot Weather Workout Gear

Going outside on steamy August days can feel like a chore—so much so that exercising outside feels nearly impossible. And to make matters worse, exercising outside in the heat in the wrong gear can make 80 degrees feel like 100. Here, discover the best attire to protect you from sunburns, overheating, muscle cramps and more.

P4LF Instructors’ Favorite Healthy Summer Activities

One of the first words associated with summer is relaxation. Lounging by the pool, lying on the beach or soaking up the sun on a boat come to mind. However, there are tons of outdoor summer activities that are also incredibly good for you and can go far towards helping you achieve your health and fitness goals. And for some inspiration, we asked Power for Life Fitness instructors and trainers about their favorite healthy summer pastimes. Read on to find out what you could be doing this summer!

Easy Keys to Healthy Summer Skin

What do shorts, sundresses, tank tops and swimsuits have in common? Apart from being summer wardrobe staples, they all show some skin. And with more skin exposed to the sun during the warmer months, taking steps to keep your skin healthy, strong and protected is key. Read on for some of the ways you can keep your skin looking young and radiant this summer.