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Aurorae Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2016

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate all of the women in our lives who have nurtured and helped us get to where we are. There are many ways to celebrate your mom, grandmother, aunts, sisters, and godmothers on Mother’s Day: we have even written about non-gift ideas for Mom here. But if you are looking for a special and personal gift for the special women in your life, there are lots and lots of options out there to choose from. To make the shopping easier for you, we have compiled a Mother’s Day gift guide to help you find the perfect gift for mom to show you care. And, with Amazon prime shipping, you still have time to order it and receive it by Sunday!

2016 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

For the Active Mom: Aurorae Northern Lights Yoga Mat

This one is a no brainer for Mother’s Day! Every active mom should have a yoga mat: it’s a place for her to find peace, strength, and tranquility. Our Northern Lights mats have beautiful and unique designs, and they provide the perfect thickness to protect the joints from pain and tension during the practice of yoga. Mom will love her mat and she will think of you every time she practices!

Mother's Day Gift Guide Tote BagFor the Mom on the Go: Aurorae Yoga Tote Bag

This bag is on our Mother’s Day gift guide for all the busy moms: the ones who go from one task, errand, and job to another with little time in between. Our tote bag is big enough to carry all of mom’s necessities: her yoga mat, change of clothes, accessories, phone, keys, snacks, paperwork, and more! And the straps are designed for comfort, making carrying around all these things a breeze. Your busy mom will thank you for making her little a little simpler.

For the Mom Who Could Use a Break: Aurorae Scented Soy Wax Candle

This earned a spot on our Mother’s Day gift guide because let’s face it: what mom out there wouldn’t like some relaxing time to herself? Our eco-friendly candles come in relaxing and luxurious scents such as lavender, eucalyptus, vanilla, sandalwood, and more. Mom can light the candle and let the aromatherapy work its magic as she relaxes and unwinds. And here’s a bonus: these candles are on sale right now through May 8!

For the Mom Who Loves to Travel: Aurorae Swim Towel

We included this on our Mother’s Day gift guide for all the moms out there with a sense of wanderlust. Does your mom live for the next beach vacation or camping trip? Does she feel rejuvenated by oceans, lakes, and pools? These microfiber towels are oversized, super absorbent, and lightweight: the perfect towel for traveling, adventures, and vacations.
We hope this Mother’s Day Gift Guide helps you find the perfect gift for your mom and all the special women in your life. However you chose to celebrate, make sure you let mom know just how grateful you are to her for all her love and sacrifices.

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How to Enjoy Practicing Yoga at the Beach

The weather has started to warm up all over the United States. Whether you’re temperatures are not in the 90s, 70s, or even 50s, it feels like springtime in the air! For many couples and families this means that they will be traveling to beaches all over the country (and the world!) in the near future to enjoy a summer break. Some of you love to remain active while traveling and vacationing and might even consider practicing yoga at the beach. Even if you’ve never practiced yoga before, beach yoga can be a relaxing and enjoyable experience for anyone.

What’s So Great About Yoga at the Beach?Yoga at the Beach with Dennis Ingui

The most obvious reason why someone would rather practice yoga at the beach than at home or in a studio is because of the scenery. If you’re a beach go-er then you already appreciate the beauty of the sand and the serenity of the ocean. So, creating a setting where you simply just breathe and enjoy life makes for quite a memorable yoga experience.

By practicing yoga in the sand, you are also strengthening some muscles that you might not normally strengthen while practicing on a hardwood floor. The secondary muscles in your hips, legs and shoulders will likely strengthen due to the uneven surface of the sand.

Practicing yoga at the beach brings you outside where the sunlight and fresh air are healthy for your lungs, skin and peace of mind. Vitamin D  produced by your body when exposed to sunlight is beneficial to your health, while breathing in the salty fresh air will clean your lungs, calm your nerves and act as a beautiful moisturizer on your skin.

Where Can I Practice Yoga at the Beach?

Depending on where you are traveling in the world, there is most likely some form of beach yoga class offered where you are going. You’ll just have to do a little research (a.k.a. Google!)

Here are some of our favorite spots in the United States to practice yoga at the beach:

Key West Yoga

IMG_4474Yoga on the Beach in Key West (and Cape Cod, Massachusetts!) offers a plethora of yoga at the beach classes to accommodate any level of yogi. Set up at gorgeous spots along the beaches of Key West, you can join others on vacation as a drop-in class student or if you plan to spend a lot of time practicing your yoga, you can purchase class cards for discounts. They also offer workshops and a yoga teacher training! For more information, Yoga on the Beach.

Kauai Yoga on the Beach

Whether you’re headed to Hawaii for your honeymoon, family vacation or business, Kauai Yoga on the Beach offers a number of locations for you to enjoy the scenery and your practice. Practicing yoga at the beach in Hawaii sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Whether you want to sign up for one of the daily classes, take a private lesson or set up your wedding yoga class (for you and your bridal party and/or guests!) Kauai Yoga on the Beach is happy to accommodate you. For more information, Kauai Yoga on the Beach.

NJ Beach Yoga

Maybe you aren’t traveling as far as a tropical paradise like Hawaii or Key West, but you are planning to visit your local beach. New Jersey’s shore offers a number of options for yoga at the beach. One option is NJ Beach Yoga, which holds a number of daily classes at Sea Isle City in New Jersey. In addition to the classes held here, they offer private lessons and a Yoga to You! class which is basically the option to have a teacher come to your beach location. At their modest group class price, and with a plethora of options from Beach Yoga to Night Yoga, NJ Beach Yoga is a great opportunity to relax on your weekend trip down the shore. For more information, NJ Beach Yoga.

Carolina Power Yoga

If you’re heading to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, this summer, you will want to check out Carolina Power Yoga. Daily beach yoga sessions will make for a memorable and relaxing vacation for you and your family. They encourage the entire family to come out and breathe the ocean air while stretching. They even offer Beach Yoga Photography and classes are also offered at a very modest price. Yoga at the beach with your family can be a fantastic bonding experience for you all. For more information, Carolina Power Yoga.

Which Beach Would You Want to Practice Yoga?

We’re big fans of beach yoga and Aurorae owner, Dennis Ingui, takes full advantage when he is down in Florida in the winter. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you practice your yoga at the beach?

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3 Yoga Charities You Should Know About

Yoga means union; the practice seeks to find harmony and synchronicity between the body, mind, and spirit of the practitioner. When people think of yoga, most probably think of people in fancy poses looking sleek and toned. In reality, the physical practice of yoga, asana, is only a small part of the overall practice of yoga. The physical poses are a big part of modern yoga, but other pillars of yoga, such as nonviolence, service to others, breath, meditation, should all be incorporated into the practice to be able to get closer to that idea of unity.

A big concept in yoga is seva, which means selfless service. Seva is meant to help the practitioner grow spiritually, for we are all made better when we serve others. It is also meant to  improve the communities being served. Giving without expecting to receive anything in return is thought of as blessed action. Many yogis practice seva on a daily basis, whether on small or large scales. It can be as simple as cooking food for a neighbor going through a hard time, or as big as starting nonprofits or yoga charities to empower underserved communities, and anything in between.

We want to highlight some of our favorite yoga charities that are demonstrating seva through their work. These organizations inspire us everyday to be more giving, more compassionate, and more active in making the world a better place.

Yoga Charities Kula for KarmaYoga Charities Doing Amazing Work

Kula for Karma

Kula for Karma is one of many yoga charities that believes in the therapeutic power of yoga and believes the practice should be accessible to all people. They offer free yoga programs to people with mental, physical, and emotional challenges, such as illness, disease, trauma, abuse, and addiction. They have over 600 programs run by dedicated volunteers, yoga instructors, medical professionals, and businessmen and women. They have programs for a wide variety of groups, including at-risk youth, cancer patients, veterans, those with mental illnesses, survivors of domestic violence, seniors, and more.  Aurorae is proud to be a strong supporter for Kula for Karma.

Yoga Gives Back

Yoga Gives Back seeks to find a way to help the poorest people in the country that gave birth to yoga, India. This yoga charity highlights the fact that the US yoga industry generates billions of dollars a year as yoga’s popularity continues to grow worldwide. They aim to take a fraction of this money and direct it towards empowering women in India. Today, Yoga Gives Back funds nearly 900 mothers and children with micro loan programs, education funds and scholarships for higher education in Karnataka and West Bengal.

Prison Yoga Project

Prison Yoga Project recognizes that most prisoners were at some point in their lives exposed to trauma, violence, hunger, abuse, and/or poverty that likely contributed to how they ended up in prison. Practices such as yoga enriched with mindfulness practices can have a large impact in alleviating the symptoms that lead to both reactive behaviors and stress related disease. The Prison Yoga Project was founded in the belief that yoga, taught specifically as a mindfulness practice, is very effective in releasing deeply held, unresolved trauma, allowing us to address the resultant behavioral issues.

These yoga charities exemplify seva, selfless service, everyday through their outreach and compassion towards all people. We hope you will join us in celebrating them and following their stories of helping and serving others.

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Don’t Forget the Microfiber Beach Towel: Five Tips For Planning an Affordable Vacation!

It’s that time of year when our yearning for a change of scene moves us to planning phase.  As you start to consider options for your well-deserved vacation, here are a few tips on how to approach this task. By taking time to think about your goals, and bringing along key items, like high protein snacks, refillable water bottles and a multipurpose microfiber beach towel or two, you will increase your chances of having a great time, without wasting precious time or money!

  1. Commit to Enjoy the Entire Vacation Process

Like children during Halloween, the event preparation can be half the fun. Why not enjoy the vacation planning process in addition to the actual vacation? You’ll be spending hard earned dollars, so enjoy weeks of excitement and conversation before the vacation even starts!

Print out possible vacation locations and activity ads from internet sources, and have travel magazines on hand. These enable you to peruse options alone or with family partners in your free time.

You can also advance purchase a few items you know you’ll need. If you are planning to be outdoors, buy that first bottle of sunscreen and use it here and there – to get that “vaca feeling.” If possible, purchase necessary items in festive styles and colors. A few examples are a new hat, and a microfiber beach towel. Check out the Aurorae microfiber beach towel in one of eight vibrant colors. Each microfiber beach towel was designed to get you in the vacation mood, the colors reminiscent of renowned beachfront locations.

  1. Think About Your Vacation Goals

Have you had a quiet year, and are you looking for excitement? Or have you had a busy year, and therefore looking for some rest and relaxation. Consider these factors as you start your planning.

Some resorts and locations have activities right on site, other resorts or vacation spots are known to be quiet, but offer scenic views, waterfalls and pools that lend themselves to meditation and reflection.

You might imagine yourself hiking on a rocky path, along a stream or lake. You arrive at a clearing, lay out your microfiber beach towel and unpack your picnic lunch. Alternately, you might imagine yourself reclining on a beach chair, laying on one microfiber beach towel, while another towel is rolled up as a pillow. Within earshot of gently breaking waves, you see yourself reading a book and then dozing off to sleep.

  1. Be Flexible!

Not only is flexibility a healthy life habit, but flexibility leads to unexpected adventure. If you’re on a budget, sign on to some of the travel websites that offer airfare alerts when prices go down. Consider vacationing with friends or family, or flying out of alternate or smaller airports as these sometimes offer lower fares and can be less congested. Depending on your destination, and gas prices, you may consider driving to your vacation.environmentally friendly microfiber beach towel

No matter how you get there, your experience to and from vacation can make or break the experience. With a flexible attitude and a few key provisions, the time you spend travelling can be a memorable vacation “appetizer and dessert!”

Plan to take along printouts, photos, itineraries, menus and brochures. Small bags of favorite snacks will keep your party energized when they are on the move and reusable water bottles will cut down on the cost of staying hydrated. Layered clothing for air or ground travel is recommended as well as a day bag packed with your first day’s needs, including a bathing suit and a rolled up microfiber beach towel.

Have you ever been cold on a car ride or plane? Wondered about the cleanliness of blankets passed out on planes? Your personal microfiber beach towel will be easy to access, fresh and clean, and can be used as a blanket or pillow.

  1. Look for Value, Not Just Cost

As you research locations, activities and supplies, consider value and not just cost. List your preferred ambiance, activities, amenities. List resort and transportation options. Identify how far you need to go and how much you need versus the cost.

For some families with small children, an all-inclusive takes the guess work out of the vacation and renders the desired result: low stress, lots of fun. For others, a better option is a remote or quiet location where the vacation is about creating and finding fun on the days that you want it.

Value also means taking along easy care, multi-purpose items, like flip flops and a microfiber beach towel. Comfortable classic footwear can double up for a casual dinner outing as well as a walk to the pool or beach.  A microfiber beach towel will dry quickly in the sun after you dry off from your swim.  It can be used as pool towel, cover up skirt, or rolled up and used as a pillow. Some families use their microfiber beach towel as a stroller blanket, for the littlest of vacationers!

  1. Make Your Vacation List, Get Set, Go!

Now that you’ve decided what you’d like to do and where you want to go, put all notes and document in a folder and organize your list. Your list will likely contain three sections: Pre, During and Post Vacation.

“PreVacanotes that your accommodation and travel plan have been make, you have checked passport expirations, and gathered medications and photos of vacationers. Note that you’ll need to leave your itinerary with relatives or neighbors and make arrangements for your mail, newspaper and pet. List the items you have already bought and the items that you still need to buy. Purchase high quality, multiuse, durable items like a microfiber beach towel or two, that you can use during and after the vacation. Have each member pack their travel bag, and include snacks, activities and items that add comfort during travel, including layered clothing and a towel or blanket.

Your “OnVaca” list should include activities and restaurants, and items to take along for each. For example, if you are planning to snorkel, you would need waterproof sunscreen, a waterproof camera and an absorbent microfiber beach towel. Working on your list should be fun and also make you feel organized and relaxed knowing you will not forger anything!

“PostVaca” list will include organizing photos, gift giving and reminiscing. If you plan to create an album for display in your home, why not buy in advance so you don’t overlook this fun way to re-live your vacation days? You may also want to purchase a beach scented candle and launder your beach color themed microfiber beach towel, so you can wrap up and lounge on the couch while you reminisce in the weeks following your return.

This is also when the dreaming starts again….

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5 Tips for Spring Cleaning by Aurorae

Springtime is here! It’s time to think about cleaning out the old to make room for the new. Simplifying and tidying up can have an overwhelmingly positive impact on your life. When we simplify and get rid of what does not serve us, we make room for new growth and new opportunities. Having a clean, tidy environment can relieve stress and anxiety. These principles can apply not only to cleaning our physical space, but also simplifying other areas of our life. Here is our version of spring cleaning with five tips for spring cleaning this year:

  1. Declutter your house. This one is a prett5722262592_8d5686b89d_oy basic spring cleaning tip, but there is a reason why everyone recommends it: it works! Take a look at your living area and notice if there are lots of items that don’t add value to your life. Maybe it’s time to give away some knick knacks, decorations, clothes you don’t wear, etc. Getting rid of these things that you don’t use will leave you feeling lighter and clearer. Give it a try!
  2. Spring clean your body.  Take part in some self care. Take a bubble bath, dry brush your body, indulge in some nice essential oil lotions for your skin, practice some gentle yoga. These acts will leave you feeling clean, fresh, and renewed from the inside out.
  3. Clean your car and office. It’s important to clean the space where we spend a lot of our time. If you spend many hours in your car commuting to work and back, your car can accumulate a lot of trash and miscellaneous clutter. Notice if your office has gotten dirty or untidy. In both these spaces, take some time to throw out all the trash, remove all unnecessary items, and then deep clean the surfaces you spend lots of time touching (your keyboard, steering wheel, etc). This will leave you feeling refreshed and more comfortable in these spaces.
  4. Declutter your mind. Take a break from work, technology, responsibilities (as much as you can). This could be something big like a vacation, or it could be something much easier, like a night out with friends or a long walk without your phone. Take some time out of your regular routine and just let yourself relax and unwind.

What are your favorite ways to incorporate spring cleaning in your body, mind, and space? Share your favorite tips for spring cleaning with us in the comments!

 

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Last Minute Easter Basket Ideas

Easter Sunday is right around the corner, in case you haven’t been paying attention. Although this is only celebrated by certain religions, in the United States it has become somewhat a secular holiday for young children. Whether you celebrate Easter or not, Easter baskets have become another reason to give to your loved ones. Are you planning to make an Easter basket for someone you love this year, but have ran out of Easter basket ideas?

If you are looking for some innovative, or new Easter basket ideas for someone in your family, Aurorae has a number of options we think would be great gifts.

Easter Basket Ideas from AuroraeAurorae Swim Towel for Easter Basket idea

  1. Aurorae Swim & Sport Towels Aurorae’s oversized Swim towels are perfect for getting ready for spring and summer outdoor swim or camping trips. They are colorful and cute and will compliment an Easter basket perfectly. Right now, head to our website for our first Easter basket idea and if you buy 3, you’ll get the 4th FREE with code SPRG2016 (This offer ends 4/10.)
  2. Aurorae Soy Aromatherapy Candles – Our Soy aromatherapy candles provide lovely subtle scents that fill the room. Light the candle, breathe, and find focus and a peaceful mind. The lavender and eucalyptus scents are perfect for spring!
  3. Aurorae Yoga Mat Wash – Aurorae’s organic yoga mat cleaning solution is made with essential oils and will keep your yoga mat clean and fresh. This is especially important as we move into warmer months and sweatier yoga sessions. This wash will fit perfectly in an Easter basket!
  4. Aurorae Yoga Mat/Sling Carrier – This yoga mat sling/carrier is designed for style and ease when heading to the studio; it’s very light and functional, not to mention cute! It will make those spring yoga resolutions a little easier to reach.

All of these products are available on our website, and through Amazon.com. If you purchase them by Wednesday, you can still be able to have them shipped to you in time for Easter! We hope that these Easter basket ideas are helpful while you put together some gifts for your loved ones. Happy Easter!

 

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3 Tips to Incorporate Triathlon Training Into Your Workout

Triathlon training season has creeped up out of nowhere given these temperatures! This means there are many races of all different lengths and difficulties that will be happening soon all over United States. If you currently solely practice yoga, it can feel intimidating to start higher intensity workouts such as biking, swimming, and running, but triathlon training boasts many, many health benefits, including weight loss, more energy, better mental health, and more! We have some tips for those who practice yoga who want to try their first triathlon and don’t know where to get started with their training!Triathlete

  1. Keep yoga a part of your fitness routine. When you start to incorporate running and biking into your routine, your muscles will get tighter (and stronger!). It’s important to keep your yoga practice to lengthen out all those tight muscles and avoid injuries from over tight muscles.
  2. Start small. Ambition is good, but don’t start off with an Ironman as your first triathlon. Try a small one in your area that has smaller distances (sprint Triathlons are nice, short ones to start with) so you can ease into it and get the feel for the event.
  3. Stay relaxed. It can be easy to get swept away in the competitiveness and the scheduled workouts or training for a triathlon. Having such a rigid schedule can take some of the fun out of the process. Breathe, give yourself breaks when you need it, and try to have fun!

These are just some of Aurorae’s tips on how those who practice yoga can incorporate some more high intensity workouts into their life in anticipation of competing in your first triathlon! Just remember during your triathlon training to keep your head high and a smile on your face and a positive attitude…you’ll complete one in no time!

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How to Incorporate Yoga Into Your Life

It’s January, and the New Year’s Resolutions are on a roll , or so we hope. Many people resolve to start practicing yoga in the new year, but it can be hard to know how to incorporate yoga into your life. Here are some helpful tips that we think will make it easier:

  1. Incorporate Yoga Into Your LifeFind a yoga studio and yoga community. As much as using yoga videos at home or online will work just fine, there is something about being in a yoga class with a teacher and other students that really forms a feeling of community. Try out different studios and different teachers, find one you love, and commit to going there at least twice a week. Committing to this will help you form connections and relationships with other yogis, and this will lead to a more consistent practice.
  2. Schedule out your classes ahead of time. Scheduling works wonders for your yoga practice. If you plan out your classes, and then sign up for them, you are much more likely to show up and do the work. Add it to your calendar! It’s much harder to cancel your plans if it means you will be charged a no show fee.
  3. Start slow. Don’t go too crazy at first or overbook  yourself. Let yourself ease into a yoga practice so you don’t burn yourself out. Scheduling out 2-3 classes a week is a great place to start. If you think that’s too much. Just try one class per week and see how you feel!
  4. Be kind to yourself. Starting yoga from the ground up can be hard. You might be tense, tight, uncomfortable, sweaty, etc. Know that with time, the poses will feel more natural and the practice will start to feel so good in your body that your body will crave that time on the mat. It just takes consistency and patience with yourself. Be kind to yourself and your body. No one is judging you in yoga class, and you shouldn’t judge yourself either.

These are some of our tips on how to incorporate yoga into your life this new year. How did you start practicing yoga regularly? 

 

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Three Yogic Lessons From a Rescue Dog

I am a self proclaimed crazy dog lady. I’m one of those people who gets really excited when I go to a party and the host’s dog is there and I can hang out with the pup. I sometimes cancel all my plans just cause I really feel like staying home and cuddling my dog.

Yogic Lessons from a DogRecently, my partner and I adopted another rescue dog, Olive. Olive came from a very abusive situation, so things like eye contact and reaching to pet him make him extremely anxious. We’ve had to learn a lot about caring for and loving such a scared and sad little guy. Olive has taught me many lessons since we adopted him, and as a yoga teacher, I can’t help but relate them to my practice.

  1. Patience: this is the biggest one. Just like in our yoga practice, we must be patient with our bodies and honor its limitations, Olive cannot be rushed to do anything; everything must happen on his own time. He has accidents in the house, he chews up things when he gets nervous, he runs away from everything and everyone, he hides under the bed, etc. It has taken a lot of patience to understand that he is recovering from years of abuse and will need to adapt to his new life on his own time. We can’t rush him into this process.
  2. Responsibility: In yoga, we are taught to take responsibility for ourselves, both physically and mentally. We are taught that we are responsible for how we feel and we have the power to change it. Olive has taught me a lot about responsibility in a short amount of time. When he has an accident in the house, I know it’s really on me for not being attentive to his needs and letting him out in time. When he gets bored and chews up his bed, I know it’s on me for not making sure he had enough stimulation. He has taught me to be responsible in a new way.
  3. Lessons from a DogThe Joy of Progress: Most of us start off our yoga practice tense, stiff, and lacking some strength. As we practice, we slowly start to notice small changes occur. We start to become a little more limber; those forward folds stop making our legs feel uncomfortable; downward facing dog starts to feel more restful than challenging. These changes, when strung together, bring the joy of hard work paying off. Similarly, we’ve noticed Olive start to warm up to us, ever so slowly. His tail has gone from permanently down and tucked to perky; he doesn’t always run away when we go to pet him; he sometimes will curl up next to us on the couch rather than hiding away under the couch. These victories have been a joy to witness!

Animals have a lot to teach us. Often, we think we are the ones rescuing them, when in fact they also improving our lives and making us happier, more patient people. Have you noticed any yogic lessons from your pets lately?

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How to Stay Hydrated and the Importance of Hydration

Glasstic Water BottleI love the new year. It’s a great time to make your annual goals and set yourself up for success. Whether it’s your health, your career, your relationships or just your every day life, we are granted this opportunity to always start anew (sidenote: don’t get me wrong, you can start “anew” any day of the year. Society just offers us a date to let us share it with others). One of my goals for this year was to get back on track and stay hydrated throughout the day. Water is so important to my physical and mental well-being, that everything else in my life really becomes secondary. I’ve also become infatuated with my Glasstic Shatterproof Glass Water Bottle, so it’s become a lot easier for me to drink water on the go! I just wanted to point out some of the reasons why staying hydrated is so important to me:

  • Your body depends on water for survival
  • We lose water every time we use the bathroom, sweat and even when we breathe!
  • We lose more water when we’re physically active – and I am active every single day
  • Dehydration can lead to weight gain, fatigue, bad breath, sugar cravings, dry skin, headaches, make you cold, and even affect your neurological well-being. In other words, it brings you down!

IMG_4636With that said, there are a million reasons to stay hydrated! Here are my tips on how you can maintain a hydrated lifestyle:

  • Understand symptoms of dehydration: bright yellow urine, fatigue, dizziness, headaches.
  • Invest in a reusable water bottle like my Glasstic Water Bottle so you always have a container you can fill up on the go
  • Fill up your glass water bottle before you leave the house. Why do I say glass? Because certain plastics can break down over time and enter the water that you’re drinking. Ew! Some plastics contain chemicals we don’t even want to speak of. (Non-BPA)
  • Cut back on sugary drink including alcohol. Although these are liquids, they are dehydrating liquids.
  • Eat your fruits and vegetables! You can actually get a decent amount of water just by eating fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • If you don’t like the taste of water, or it gets boring, then add some lemon or lemon essential oils to your water.IMG_4913 (TIP: Another great reason to use a glass water bottle is if you plan to add any citrus essential oils in your water, then you won’t have to worry about them breaking down the plastic, which they do)
  • Make a water drinking schedule. Set an alarm so you know when you need to drink 8oz of water!

If you’re wondering why I didn’t tell you how many glasses of water I drink each day, it’s because it will vary from person to person. It will depend on your weight, activity level, and even just the makeup of your body and how you digest. So, make sure you understand the signs of dehydration and shoot to drink at least eight glasses of water per day. Whether you need more or less, you should consult with your doctor. These are just opinions of my own and I hope that adding “stay hydrated” to your goals is on your list this year!

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