It's no coincidence that Stay Healthy Month just happens to be the same month where we find ourselves holding one hand to heart while the other clutches an empty champagne bottle, resolving to never pick up another cheese danish again or to quit smoking, etc., etc. This month-wide holiday serves to promote mental and physical health while also gingerly reminding us of our New Year's resolutions. Here at Celebrations we are supportive of you and your goals, whether they are to run a 10k every other day or to finally crack open one of the many vegan cookbooks you're hoarding on your shelf. Here we have some fab ways to keep yourself motivated to think, act and eat healthy in 2012.
Staying active and getting fit doesn't have to be a goal met alone. Having a running buddy or a yoga pal can make daily workouts more enjoyable as you will push each other to meet and exceed personal goals. Even if you don't have time to work around a friend's schedule throwing a fitness party can be a great way to get yourself and others motivated and have fun while doing your body good. Celebrations expert Lara Shriftman has all the advice you need for throwing an Ultimate Fitness Party, from the invitations to who to invite. You may be working up a sweat, but you'll be doing it in style!
Salads are a staple for healthy eating, and let's be honest, two or three weeks into most diets, they start to look pretty grim. Food guru Andrea Correale helps us to look "Beyond the Salad Bowl" with her fresh ideas for turning soggy salads into fabulous feasts.
Booze is often the first thing to go when a diet begins, and rightfully so, after all beer and liquor is high in empty calories, and a bell full of jagger bombs isn't exactly fuel for a 5k. That being said, a few cocktails every now and again won't do any harm, especially if their one of these gilt-free gems from the lovely ladies behind Cocktail Therapy. Check out these lighter versions of your favorite drinks right here and sip responsibly!