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90 Days to Summer

It’s 90 days to summer and timing is perfect to get fit!

5 Steps to a beautiful summer you!!

To get started lets review a blog by Smoothie Essentials Happy New Year!

Focusing on the first two (of course the whole blog is useful and applicable)

1. Drink water – plain filtered water

Our bodies are mostly water and replenishing them is important. So is moderation.  Too much water and you wash nutrients out. Think of yourself as soil and water consciously.  This hydration calculator will help you determine what’s right for you.
2. Walking –
Yes it’s exercise but a few extra steps can help you waist away a fey extra inches.  10,000 steps a day is recommended for health by Dr.Oz – Here are his 5 tips for Stress Proofing Your Body.

“Yoga is a transformational tool that can help you in every area of your life. But to gain the most benefit, you have to do it every day. Even if you only have 10 minutes, it counts.”

In 21 Days yoga – with the 21 Day Yoga Challenge – can become part of your regular daily exercise routine and your first step in a sculpted summer beautiful you that will last as long as your daily commitment lasts.

4. Eat Healthy – Healthy Food Diet: 7 Day Clean Eating Challenge

“Do you feel like your diet needs a fresh start? When life happens and you abandon healthy food in favor of whatever is nearby or comes out of a packet or pouch, it’s time for a “clean” break. That’s why we’re bringing you SHAPE’s 7-Day Clean Eating Challenge. It’s easy and the payoffs include skyrocketing energy, weight loss, better control over your appetite, and even better looking skin.”

A great start to summer is with a healthy life style.  Healthy recipes are available almost every where.  Simple in season eating is easy and healthy.  High fiber, green rich diets can lengthen lives and strengthen bodies.

5. Sleep – The Importance of Sleep

The Harvard Women’s Health Watch suggests six reasons to get enough sleep:

  1. Learning and memory: Sleep helps the brain commit new information to memory through a process called memory consolidation. In studies, people who’d slept after learning a task did better on tests later.
  2. Metabolism and weight: Chronic sleep deprivation may cause weight gain by affecting the way our bodies process and store carbohydrates, and by altering levels of hormones that affect our appetite.
  3. Safety: Sleep debt contributes to a greater tendency to fall asleep during the daytime. These lapses may cause falls and mistakes such as medical errors, air traffic mishaps, and road accidents.
  4. Mood: Sleep loss may result in irritability, impatience, inability to concentrate, and moodiness. Too little sleep can also leave you too tired to do the things you like to do.
  5. Cardiovascular health: Serious sleep disorders have been linked to hypertension, increased stress hormone levels, and irregular heartbeat.
  6. Disease: Sleep deprivation alters immune function, including the activity of the body’s killer cells. Keeping up with sleep may also help fight cancer.


About MatchaGT by ShelleRae

Welcome! I am ShelleRae and I am very excited you are here. I joined the Smoothie Essentials team about 5 years ago now. Always health conscious and into prevention versus medication it seemed natural when the opportunity came up to take on the creation of this blog and the Smoothie Essentials blog as well. As mother to three and surrogate to many more I've practiced much of what I write on sometimes with great success and other times with a bit less. My friends and family are my test kitchen and my facts are most often from WebMD - they seem to have a fairly accurate and conservative approach. MatchaGT – the super premium Matcha Green Tea Introducing Matcha GT, the super premium Matcha Green Tea. Matcha GT is nature’s natural source of energy and antioxidants. Used for centuries in Japanese tea ceremonies, Matcha provides a powerful pick-me-up plus antioxidants and other health benefits to keep the body, mind and spirit in perfect balance. While many forms of green tea are strained or brewed, Matcha GT uses the whole tea leaf providing the full benefits and bold taste of whole green tea powder. My inspiration comes from others who also are striving to live a better life through lifestyle changes. More information is available at or by emailing Benefits: Natural Caffeine – longer lasting energy Antioxidants – to fight cancer causing free radicals Chlorophyll – powerful blood cleanse Coffee concepts and juice bars across North America including Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Smoothie King, and Booster Juice have recently started selling Matcha Green Tea smoothies, frappes, and lattes, promoting the great taste and health benefits of green tea.

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