This weeks Friday Favorites are all about products that enrich and help you build a healthier body thru a healthier lifestyle. If you have a product you think should be added to this list, please leave it in the comments for us!
A GOOD MATTRESS
Until recently I thought my mattress was fine. It wasn’t until we got our new one that I realized I had just gotten used to the dips and pits over the years. Shop around and find the best mattress for you and your body. There are so many these days to choose from that it really can be a chore finding the best one. But, once you do your body & your health will thank you for it.
A FOAM ROLLER
I foam roll every time I have an ache or pain that is just nagging at me. A massage after every workout to get the kinks and soreness out but sounds like heaven BUT, that isn’t practical for most of us. Foam rolling can help! While it is painful at first, once you relax into it you will feel the difference. Foam rollers come in a few varieties…I personally like the longer version so I can roll out my whole back and upper shoulder area that gets sore and tight often. Foam rollers are available in most sporting goods stores or even Wal-Mart.
A GREAT SET OF POTS AND PANS
Having pots and pans that can help you cook healthy meals without adding a ton of extra butter or oil is very beneficial. I recently purchased my first porcelain enamel non-stick pan (photo of pan purchased from Sam’s Club) to see how it stacked up to my normal non-stick Teflon pans. I followed the directions and “seasoned” it before using. After making a few meals in it, one being a cheesy meal my husband made for his lunches this week, it gets a huge thumbs up from us. We like it so much we are going to buy another. *I have not done any research on the safety of Porcelain Enamel or Ceramic vs. Teflon but if you have a study or article I should read to educate myself, please share in the comments.
WORKOUTS WITHOUT HASSLE
This one is a favorite of mine because simply it’s very convenient. I can stream any workout, anywhere I have internet and my laptop. NO MORE DVD’s! There are many different companies that offer streaming workouts but you know I’m a Beachbody coach and I personally enjoy their On Demand service. But, choose the right fit for your needs. *If you have questions about signing up for streaming workouts and wonder if Beachbody On Demand is the right fit for you & you need a health coach, please contact me. Staci@SuperGirlzFitness.com. I will help walk you through the best option for you.
A GREAT WATER BOTTLE
Staying hydrated is key to a healthy body. Sugary drinks, even Diet drinks filled with artificial sweetener can dehydrate you and leave you craving food. Drinking water is good for your body and organs. So, go look for the best water bottle for you! Again, there are so many to choose from you can’t go wrong. I am currently loving my “Yeti” knock off from Wal-Mart (Ozark Trail is the brand). It was a fraction of the price but keeps my cold drinks, cold and my hot coffee, hot….FOREVER!!! I loved them so much I purchased them as Christmas gifts for my family last year.
LAST CHANCE FOR THIS LIMITED PRICE!
Beachbody Challenge Packs combine the best in fitness, nutrition and support to deliver incredible results. And now, I’m excited to introduce the newest pack – the Annual All-Access Beachbody on Demand and Shakeology Challenge Pack! This limited time offer provides the best value and comes with access to a year’s worth of fitness, including new releases! Here’s what you’ll get:
- Fitness: the Annual All-Access Beachbody On Demand membership offers total access to every program available on our streaming service. Annual members get over 600+ workouts, including all new and upcoming programs for an entire year, plus nutrition plans and calendars!!
- Nutrition: 30-day supply of Shakeology, Your Daily Dose of Dense Nutrition®, the superfood protein shake that can help you lose weight, curb junk-food cravings, and provide healthy energy.
- Support: Your Team Beachbody® Coach (ME!) and Annual All-Access Beachbody On Demand membership give you all the tools you need to get the results you want. If you’re ready to succeed, I’m here to help!!
If this sounds like the right fit for your health & fitness needs then GO HERE to sign up today for this amazing deal! It ends on February 28th!
By signing up at the above link you are also allowing me to be your health & fitness coach! Please make sure you drop me an email at Staci@SuperGirlzFitness.com so we can get started working together! If you are currently working with or not sure if you have a Beachbody Health Coach please let me know that in an email as well. I will help you figure it out & direct you in the best direction.
PS- If you are only interested in the All Access On Demand portion without the Shakeology Challenge pack, please let me know. I can help with that too!
Q: Now that it’s winter I find it hard to stay motivated to keep working out, outdoors. What are some workouts I can do during the cold/snowy winter months?
It’s not surprising that during the winter months most of us take our workouts indoors. But, if you live in an area that gets snow, ice and really cold temps there are some workouts you can do outdoors! Here are a few suggestions and the approximate calorie burn you can get in an hour.
*All calorie burn estimates are based on a 145# woman*
Hiking – Burns on average 445 calories per hour
Shoveling Snow – 380 cals per hour
Down Hill Skiing – 385 cals per hour
Cross Country Skiing – 510 cals per hour
Ice Skating – 450 cals per hour
Sledding – 455 cals per hour
Those are just a few winter activities you can do to get yourself outdoors and enjoying a great calorie burn. If braving the elements is not your idea of a good time then get your sweat on indoors! I personally use an indoor bike trainer and when I want to follow another trainers workouts I use my on Demand workout service from Beachbody (BOD) to stream my Beachbody DVD collection and tons of FREE workouts right to my phone, tablet or TV. It’s amazing…no more searching through DVD’s to find the right workout. I just log in and select the workout I want to do.
If you have questions about the BOD all access streaming workout service you can check out the details HERE or contact me and I can help you.