Get Outdoors & Get Some Health Benefits

Taking a walk outside in the winter – let’s face it – sometimes it’s hard to do. Sure it’s sunny and pretty out there – but it’s so cold! Here are just a couple of reasons why it’s worth it to bundle up and head on out there. We all already know that exercise is good for us. Turns out a walk outside in the winter has extra health benefits. So fill your thermos with InstaBroth and get out there!

  1. You’ll burn more calories. Yep! Trying to stay warm and trudging through the snowy landscape will rev up your metabolism. According to weightwatchers.com, “Walking may just be the simplest way to stay active — it improves circulation, mobility and balance, helps you lose weight, and even works to prevent osteoporosis. All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other!”

    Winter Walk

  2. You’ll boost your immunity. According to alive.com, “Exercise is a proven immune booster: walking for just 20 minutes a day can help strengthen your immune system. And walking briskly for 45 minutes five days a week has been shown to reduce the risk of catching a cold by one-third.”
  3. You’ll reduce your stress. According to alive.com, “Our brains are hardwired to appreciate nature, and winter scenery is incredible: snow-dusted mountain peaks, clouds misting across the sky … you get the idea. Being in nature can make you calmer and less likely to brood.”
  4. You’ll feel more peaceful. According to weightwatchers.com “Walking outdoors in winter is extremely invigorating and almost meditative,” says Suzanne Nottingham, an American Council on Exercise spokesperson. “It’s like you’re part of nature, walking in the midst of howling winds, blowing snow and a bright sun. And it’s quiet; not many people are out.” Earl Gray Tea, Halos & a Scoop of collagen

When you return from the outdoors, make yourself a healthy hot chocolate using Protein Essentials Chocolate or Unflavored Collagen to warm yourself. Or continue to destress after your walk with calming tea infused with a scoop of Protein Essentials Collagen

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Hydration Important During Cooler Spring Days

May 3, 2016 by Kathleen Sullivan

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Dehydration can occur in virtually every physical activity scenario. It does not have to be hot outside. You can become dehydrated cycling, golfing, exercise walking or running on a cool spring day.

Dehydration occurs when the body loses more fluids through sweating than it takes in. The consequences of mild dehydration include muscle fatigue, loss of coordination and decreased energy or athletic performance.

Hydration is required before, during and after exercise. Athletes are advised to begin exercise well hydrated and replace fluids during exercise to promote adequate hydration. Additionally, rehydrate after exercise by drinking enough fluid to replace fluids lost during exercise.

Sports drinks provide hydration, but not all sports drinks are healthy. Perform 100 is the next generation of sports nutrition. Perform 100 is a performance and recovery supplement that provides hydration, while also protecting joints and tissues. Perform 100 improves performance and energy with 25g collagen protein and BCAAs. Take Perform 100 before, during and after workouts for maximum benefits and hydration.