July Hamptons Wellness Week Countdown!

The third and HOTTEST Hamptons Wellness Week is just days away and we’re counting down the minutes to the BEST week of the summer! Get your ticket before they sell out!

hamptonswellnessweek_300x250_070214(1)THIS is the ONE week all summer that you can put everyone and everything aside, put yourself first, and take advantage of outrageously HOT deals at over 50 local businesses! This is the week of endless possibilities! July 13th-20th showcases everything wellness under the sun from boutique fitness to holistic healing, spa services to stroller strides, pampering to prevention, hydrotherapy to hypnotherapy, water sports galore, and tons more! Who’s bored of their fitness routine and ready to try some new classes? Who’s been dying to try standup paddleboarding or surfing? Whether you want a quick mani/pedi or you’re ready to see a holistic doctor, this is the week to give it (ALL!) a go for pennies!

surfing 001Tickets are selling fast which means folks are reserving their spots in classes and booking their appointments and getting ready to attend the “Wellness Wingd-ing” celebration at the Old Stove Pub (ALL included in the price of ONE ticket!) so don’t wait! Take advantage of 8 complimentary fitness classes and UNLIMITED 50% off discounts throughout Hamptons Wellness Week for a one-time fee of $45!

Masseuse Massaging Young Man Lying on Table Closed EyesYes, it’s true…and it gets better! Proceeds benefit the Wing it Project for global education. Together, we can make a difference by funding education for children who are not otherwise granted the privilege of schooling. Hamptons Wellness Week is all about empowering ourselves to be healthier while empowering children to better the world. So hop on board today to connect with like-minded people, experts, and businesses in and around the Hamptons community in the most relaxed and fun way! Click here to see the full list of offers and click here to buy your ticket!

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Purchase your ticket at Sean’s Place in Southampton, Montauk Juice Factory in Montauk, or Simply Sublime in East Hampton to get your Hamptons Wellness Week ticket and get 50% off a juice or smoothie too! Does it get any better than that?!

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OR head to LURK Beauty in Sag Harbor (across from the post office) to claim your ticket and get 10% off your health and beauty purchase!

One Healthy Breakdown: Buy ticket —> get a juice —-> reserve classes —> book spa/wellness appointments —> help the Wing it Project —> attend cocktail party —> do good —> feel better!

Picture Perfect Picnic

MP900178348July is National Picnic Month, so pack a picnic today! Picnic’ing is one of my favorite things to do during the warm weather months. Taking a meal outdoors reconnects us with nature and reminds us of the beauty that surrounds us. It’s always fun to switch things up as dinnertime can become routine; picnics make a meal into a party! Pack a picnic for a family hike or bring a picnic to the beach for a great date night. Whether it’s just a couple of pre-made sandwiches or a whole gourmet meal, picnics add a fun adventure. Either way, wine is a must 😉

Here’s what you’ll need to pack the perfect picnic:

  • picnic basket, cooler, or bag to hold everything
  • large blanket to sit on
  • food! some simple/portable ideas include: sandwiches, wraps, a pizza, salad, cheese platter, fruit salad, bread, etc.
  • utensils (forks/knives/spoons/cups/plates/napkins)
  • drinks (be sure to bring water…and wine/beer if you wish!)
  • bottle opener
  • plastic containers
  • ice packs
  • a trash bag for your garbage
  • bug spray, incense, or a bug-repellent candle
  • bring a book or magazines if you’re solo
  • toys or bubbles if you’re with kids
  • a camera to capture the fun!

One Healthy Breakdown: a picnic can turn a regular meal into a family party or a romantic getaway, picnic it up today!

Blueberries, Blueberries, Blueberries

Happy National Blueberry Month!

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Let’s talk blueberries! These phytonutrient superfruits are delicious, nutritious, and easy to include into your diet. Blueberries have are packed with antioxidants, more so than most other fruits, veggies, spices, and seasonings. They also contain a high amount of vitamin K for bone strength, vitamin C, fiber, and manganese. Blueberries are low-calorie, (one cup has less than 100 calories!) low on the glycemic index, and have been shown to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. These antioxidants benefit the nervous system, mental health, memory, and have even been proven to slow down or postpone age-related cognition deterioration.

As if you need another reason, these little berries are also associated with better cardiovascular health and eye health. Eating blueberries regularly has even been connected to preventing breast cancer, colon cancer, esophageal cancer, and cancers of the small intestine.

How to eat blueberries:

– go organic when possible

– snack on them raw

– add to yogurt or cottage cheese

– freeze for a refreshing summer treat

– use frozen or fresh in smoothies

– crush and add to ice water

– bake in muffins, pies, pancakes, etc.

Click here for some healthy blueberry recipes via Pinterest!

One Healthy Breakdown: snack on blueberries year round for their nutritional makeup, but feel free to go blue-crazy in the summer while they’re in season!

Happy July!

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The month of July brings lots and lots to celebrate! From our upcoming Independence Day to summer’s peak, blueberries, UV safety, picnics, country music, culinary arts, and, last but not least: ice cream! Let’s kick off the ‘dog days of summer’ right! Embrace your patriotism and commemorate our country’s birthday with family and friends – check out our pinterest board “Fireworks” for healthy inspiration! Celebrate ice cream by taking a walk to your favorite local ice cream shop after dinner this week or try these healthy frozen yogurt recipes!

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Pack your diet with blueberries this month and try some new blueberry recipes! Wear your SPF everyday and spend as much time outside as possible! Blast your favorite country music tunes. Amp-up your culinary skills; stay in and cook and take advantage of summer grilling! Set a new goal this month. Try something new, check off that summer bucket list, or find a daily physical challenge to step up your activity (like our one-month push-up challenge!) Have a picnic! One of my favorite warmer weather activities is packing a picnic, heading to the beach, and enjoying the evening. What’s better than a meal on a blanket on a beach?!

One Healthy Breakdown: wishing you a happy, healthy month full of fireworks, fitness, and lots of fun!