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11 Healthy & Refreshing Watermelon Recipes

Along with being amazingly refreshing, watermelon is a great source of nutrients, too.  This summer fruit is a whopping 92% water, making it a hydrating food.  Like tomatoes, watermelon gets it red color from lycopene, a powerful antioxidant and  anti-inflammatory that’s especially important for cardiovascular health . Watermelon also contains cytrolline, which our bodies convert to the amino acid arginine, which helps with blood flow, and contains other necessary nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium.  While its delicious right off the rind, these healthy recipes are a great way to mix up the way you get your watermelon fix.


Coconut Watermelon Rum Cocktail // A Bubbly Life

Made with coconut water, watermelon and lime, this rum cocktail is naturally hydrating.
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No-Labor Easy Recipes

Just because it’s Labor Day weekend doesn’t mean you have to be laboring around in the kitchen.  Try one – or more – of these easy recipes.  With the time you save,  you’ll have plenty of opportunity to put your feet up and relax this holiday weekend.


Kale Italia Summer Salad // Jenna Braddock

Made with a store-bought base, this salad is a crowd-pleaser.  Tasty toppings like beans, seeds, mozzarella and roasted red peppers take things up a notch.

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The Latest Fitness Crazes to Try this Summer

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean we’re short on fitness trends!  Try one of these active options to help maintain your bikini bod.


Outdoor Bootcamp

If you still want to get in a killer workout but don’t want to be stuck indoors, why not try an outdoor bootcamp? Many take advantage of the natural landscape by incorporating hills and benches into the workout, and you’ll get that group camaraderie aspect that’ll keep you motivated.


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Models like Gisele are loving boxing workouts – and for good reason!  The fat-burning workout is great for sculpting strong muscles, plus it’s an awesome stress release.

Aqua Cycling

Take spin to the next level with aqua cycling.  Bikes are placed in waist high water, so the water acts a resistance to increase your calorie burn and build endurance.

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Obstacle Course Training

Obstacle course gyms like Iron Sports  and Brooklyn Zoo are popping up across the country.  You’ll do things like jump from platform to platform, swing on monkey bars, and scale walls.  It’s a great way to keep your body guessing and have fun while building strength and agility.

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SUP Fitness

Standup paddleboard yoga is a favorite, but the new SUP Fitness classes are great, too!  They consists of activities like cardiovascular paddling, toning moves, and HIIT – all on the water so your body has to work harder to stay balanced.



Fitness studios like Row House are doing what Soul Cycle did for the spin bike.  Rowing is a highly-effective, full-body workout that’s also low impact.  A circuit style rowing workout will consist of cardiovascular rowing intervals paired with strength training moves.

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Rock Climbing

Anyone whose ever tried to scale up a wall knows that rock climbing is a serious total-body workout that builds a killer upper body and core.  In a training session, you’ll not only be working your body but also engaging your mind to think quick and problem solve.