20 Healthy Travel Snacks for the Road

20 Healthy Travel Snacks for the Road

Maybe you’re planning a quick weekend road trip, or maybe you’re venturing back into the world of air travel and faraway destinations. Whatever your vacation plans look like this year, you’re going to need a stash of travel snacks. We’ve rounded up a list of healthy, portable snack options to hold you over until you reach your destination. Want to make it even easier to eat healthy while you’re traveling? Pack your snacks in our Ultimate Portion Fix containers — they make it easy to measure out perfect portions, and they’ll keep snacks fresh on the go. Here are 20 of the best travel snacks for your next trip. 1. Hard-Boiled Eggs With 77 calories and 6 grams of protein per egg, hard-boiled eggs are an easy travel snack you can eat with your bare hands in a pinch. “I like to sprinkle Trader Joe’s Mushroom & Company Multipurpose UMAMI Seasoning Blend on top to... Read More
Pumpkin Nutrition: Facts & Health Benefits

Pumpkin Nutrition: Facts & Health Benefits

No matter where you live, the beginning of fall marks a favorite time of year for many people: pumpkin spice season. From coffee to cookies to side dishes, this is the season when pumpkin starts popping up everywhere, and for good reason — along with its distinctive sweet-and-savory flavor, pumpkin is also a nutritional powerhouse. Put on your favorite cozy sweater and learn more about pumpkin nutrition. Pumpkin Nutrition Facts If you’ve only been eating pumpkin in pie form, it’s time to expand your options with this highly versatile member of the winter squash family. Botanically speaking, pumpkins are a type of fruit — but because they’re not super-sweet, they also work well as a “culinary vegetable.” (Pro tip: Learn more unusual and fun facts about this orange fruit!) A half-cup serving of canned pumpkin has 50 calories, 2 grams of protein, and 11 carbohydrates. It also provides several key nutrients, including: Fiber supports... Read More
Is It OK to Work Out With an Injury?

Is It OK to Work Out With an Injury?

Sticking to your workout schedule brings plenty of rewards — like sculpted muscles, better cardiorespiratory endurance and health, and reduced anxiety and depression. But when you’re sidelined with an injury, you may wonder how quickly you can get back to your workout routine. First things first: The answer depends on several factors, including the type of injury you’re dealing with and the intensity of your usual workouts. So when you’re nursing an injury, it’s important to check with a doctor or physical therapist before resuming your workouts. They can help you determine what exercises you should and shouldn’t do right now, and how to prevent further injury. If you’re wondering if it’s okay to work out with an injury, here’s information that may be helpful for you to know. When Can I Start Working Out After An Injury? That depends on the injury itself, and how your post-injury recovery is going. “I would encourage individuals... Read More
8 Tips for Running in the Heat

8 Tips for Running in the Heat

In most of the world, runners have to log miles in weather that’s less than perfect from time to time. Whether you are preparing to take on 30 Day Breakaway, training for your 10th marathon, or just getting started as a runner, it’s a great idea to make sure you can handle warm (or even hot) weather. The best strategy is to plan in advance, instead of trying to adjust in the moment. By putting the right elements in place, you can handle the heat much better, and enjoy the effort. Here are eight helpful tips for running in the heat. 1. Plan a Shady Route at the Right Time Running across a seemingly endless expanse of asphalt in the middle of the afternoon is brutal on a hot day. That’s why it’s best to run early in the morning or in the early evening and think about your route, says Idalis... Read More
How to Work Out With a Knee Injury

How to Work Out With a Knee Injury

Our knees play a role in most training modalities, so you may wonder how to work out with a knee injury — or if that’s even possible (or advisable). Are any lower-body exercises okay, or do you need to stick with upper body workouts? Is swimming your only option for cardio? And how can you exercise while managing knee pain when it flares up? The good news is, you can do more to stay active than you may think. Here’s what the experts suggest when you’re dealing with knee pain. 1. Consult the Pros Before doing anything, talk to your doctor to make sure that working out is appropriate for you right now. Once you have their go-ahead, you may also want to consult a physical therapist (PT). “They can take you through a proper protocol of strengthening and loading the injured tissue to ensure your knee is fully recovered... Read More