7-Day Sit Up Challenge

7-Day Sit Up Challenge

 

Join us in our 7-Day Sit Up Challenge!

At LifeVest, we place a lot of value on a strong core. We value the passionate team that keeps us afloat. We value others who hold a healthy set of core values – like facilitaing enouragement and compassion for one another. We value that sturdy apple core that won’t collapse on us as we bite towards its center. Today, we’re acknowledging the high value we put on our own inner abdominal core, an area that literally affects all aspects of our day-to-day movement.

From maintaining good posture to reducing lower back pain to simply enabling us to easily bend over and tie our shoes, we know how important our abs are to us. This week, we’re going to give them the attention they deserve.

All you need is 7 minutes per day to join us (which we know you can spare)! Print out our routine that’ll help you hit all areas of your abdominal region. Then set a calendar or phone alert so you don’t miss a day! We recommend choosing a time you can keep consistent, such as in the morning before work, on your midday lunch hour, or before bedtime. Then, get ready to see your way to your own abs of steel!


Meatless Monday: Watermelon, Basil & Feta Salad

Watermelon health

Watermelons are synonymous with summer.

Like the first jump into a lake or pool, the fruit creates a cool, crisp and refreshing experience for the hottest of days. And since it’s made up of 92% water, that experience is a light and hydrating one, too.

These latter traits are ones ice cream just can’t match. Hence why when it comes to choosing between watermelon juice vs. sticky vanilla dripping down our hands, 9 times out of 10 you’ll find us reaching for the melon. That little bicep workout we get from doing so is just an added benefit. (The average melon is 20 pounds, 14 of those pounds being sweet, juicy deliciousness.)

Aside from the obvious benefits of keeping watermelon your summer snack of choice, below are 3 other reasons to chow down. Click here to keep reading…


6 unique recipes for the veggie that never stops growing – asparagus

Asparagus Soy Vinaigrette

Our LifeVest communications guru Grace Dickinson shares with us some of her favorite ways to use asparagus so you need not ever get tired of the veggie.

One of my favorite things about spring is the abundance of fresh asparagus.  It’s clearly the supermodel of its season, with constant growth spurts that enable its legs to grow as much as 10 inches in a 24-hour period(I know a few prepubescent boys who would kill for that kind of overnight height.)

Luckily, this makes it rampant within gardens and ubiquitous across farmer’s markets all season long. The lanky green machine holds a robust array of antioxidants within its spears, and a whole lot of flavor, too. Asparagus’s nutrition profile gives the veggie a top ranking among other produce options for its ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals. From high levels of vitamins A, C, E, and K, to containing 60% of the RDA for folic acid per 5 oz. serving, asparagus is a nutrient-dense veggie you’ll want to welcome to your dinner table. Fortunately, there’s always plenty of it to do just that. After the first few simple steams of the season, the key is finding new ways to use it so your dinner feels as fresh as the asparagus you add to it.

Growing up with a constant asparagus forest in my backyard, I’ve learned to take this vibrant veggie beyond my steamer basket and into the other depths of my kitchen. From breakfast to pesto to roasted avocado and asparagus tacos, below are 6 unique ways that’ll ensure asparagus will never tire out your taste buds.

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