At XSport, we believe fitness is more than just working out, it’s a way of life. We hope you enjoy our newsletter and find some helpful takeaways for staying healthy as you Eat Smart, Be Fit and Live Well in your XSport Life.

Need a Gentle Start at the Gym? Try These Ideas.

woman on elipticalMost of us were once beginners at the gym, new to fitness and in need of a guidance. But you might need an even softer start after a setback like illness, injury or other health challenge.

Whether you’re returning from a major surgery, an illness, or simply find yourself very unfit after years of weight gain, there are plenty of benefits to be gained from exercise. And there are some very good reasons for you to take it slow and exercise with care.

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Foods Fit for Summer – Chicken

chicken kabobsWe’re headed into the dog days of summer—maybe you’ve been enjoying hot, sunny weather that supports fun times outdoors, plus many good foods from the garden and the grill.

We love summer for the chance to eat a variety of healthy foods that are fast and easy to cook. In our last newsletter, we focused on tomatoes. This edition, we feature chicken.

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Getting Great Arms – Strong & Sculpted

woman doing bicep curlsIn this warm and wonderful season of summer, we all get to dress a little lighter—now that it’s time to don tank tops and shorts sleeves, how do you feel about the extra exposure?

Of all your upper body highlights, it’s hard to beat the appeal of strong and sculpted arms. Focus on your biceps and triceps this summer with these super effective moves.

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Foods Fit for Summer – Tomatoes

tomatoes on the vineClassic summer foods include everything from ballpark hot dogs to ice cream cones, but one seasonal item not to be overlooked is the juicy garden tomato—and that season is here.

Don’t miss the chance to eat and cook with a variety of fresh tomatoes from a farm stand near you. They’re filled with health benefits and fit for feasting. Try our easy breakfast recipe, too!

EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – Recipe Here

Always Sore? Alternatives to Ibuprofen.

couple on dateTraining hard to compete, trying something new, working out every day to meet your goals—when you’re a go-getter at the gym, you probably deal with post-exercise soreness or pain.

But if you’re coping with chronic pain and inflammation by using over-the-counter pain relievers, it’s time to learn about alternatives to ibuprofen to avoid some potential side-effects.

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Lean, Strong & Stable: Train like a Water Sport Athlete

woman stretchingIf you’ve ever watched the Olympic Games, you might have noticed the endurance, flow and incredible muscular definition of swimmers, rowers, divers and other water sports elite.

Not to mention the water skiers and the surfers you see on vacation, so balanced and strong… Good news, you can build your skills and your physique with training fit for a summer athlete.

BE FIT in The XSport Life – Learn how here

Annual Clean Eating Summer Party Guide

people eating at a bbqIt’s that time of year again: the weather heats up and your calendar fills up with family picnics, graduations, celebrations and outdoor parties. Yet, you have dietary goals—so what do you do?

Just like summertime fun, you can keep things fresh and healthy without much trouble. Clean eating is a great guide for the BBQ menu or whatever you fill your plate with this season.

EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – How Tos Here

Cook Once, Eat Twice: Grill then Chill

grill with meat and vegetablesIt’s time to escape the heat of the kitchen and enjoy the benefits of the BBQ: hopefully your grill is ready for you to cook outside in one of the fastest, tastiest ways ever.

Grilling is simple and doesn’t require a lot of fat. It’s convenient, letting you cook a lot of meats and veggies at once. And then you can eat again, if you plan it right! Here’s how.

EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – How Tos Here