November 24th, 2015
Archive for the ‘THE SWELL LIFE’ Category
A Healthy Summer Snack Recipe from the winner of the SWELL Guest Blogger Contest, Kelsey of InspiredSoulBlog…
Summer is finally here meaning longer days and warmer weather! I don’t know about you, but summer is also a time when life gets a little more busy and active. When I have a busy week ahead of me, I like to have healthy snacks on hand because let’s face it, no one wants to be around someone with the hunger grumps! One of my favorite snacks to make is homemade energy balls. This delicious raw snack is made with dates, cashews, dried fruit, and coconut. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, it is and it’s the perfect way to keep your energy levels up so you can keep on going! Here is how you make them:
Read on for the recipe (more…)
In need of some fitness inspiration? We asked SWELL model, Emily to share her fitspo…
Favorite inspirational quote: “You only regret the workout you don’t have.”
No matter how much you don’t want to have a workout, it’s true; the best part of it is when it’s done, then you are so happy you made the effort.
I think working out is easiest done when you’re having fun too; whether it’s swimming, or playing volleyball, or kicking a soccer ball around. Just keeping your heart rate up is the goal!
There’s always a time and place for the gym, but it’s so much more enjoyable when you can get exercise and have fun too.
– SWELL Model, Emily
One of the best tips I ever heard in regards to nutrition is this: if you can’t pronounce it, you probably shouldn’t be eating that much of it. So…let’s all read those labels, and test out our diction skills.
Here’s what I did. I read the ingredients on a label of fat free salad dressing, and Googled any ingredients that were looking suspicious. One such ingredient: EDTA, aka Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid. Makes your mouth water, doesn’t it? Well, I also found a fun little site called Whatisthatingredient.com, and this is what Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid is…sounds like the perfect compliment to a cobb salad, doesn’t it?
Good news. Most food that is unpackaged and not processed or made to have a long shelf life, has ingredients you can easily pronounce. I hope. What are the ingredients in a grape? Grape. What are the ingredients in olive oil? Olive oil. What’s in that salmon you just grilled? Salmon. Get my point? I hope. Keep things simple. Learn to cook a little, and say buh bye to all the additives and preservatives. Your body will thank you for it.
…wish I could remember who gave me that tip, so I could give them a high five. And some homemade salad dressing. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid not included.
– Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen
You can also
find something active to love,
and you will never have to work out that much either.
…Hope that makes sense.
If not… here are a few examples of active things to love that also happen to get your heart pumping and keep your body active: Surfing, SUP, kayaking, paddling, running, walking, dancing, zumba, pilates, hiking, biking, boxing, yoga, skating, climbing, swimming, soccer, basketball, tennis, even golf (walking the course, sorry carts take away the cardio)…just to name a few. Figure something out, and working out will turn into something you get to do, rather than are forced to do.
– Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen
(Photo taken with the GoPro Surf Edition)