This week’s fit links from around the web:
- Switching up your fitness routine can teach you some important lessons about fitness—and life. — Skinny Runner
- Are the messes in your life adding to your stresses? Check out this infographic for ways to tidy up and chill out. — Greatist
- Lighten up your backyard barbecue with this mayo-free potato salad. — Sweet Tooth Sweet Life
- A sugar by any other name…the USDA says that high fructose corn syrup cannot call itself “corn sugar.“ — The New York Times
- Kick off your summer fitness training with this fun playlist that’s sure to inspire you to hit all of your trouble zones. — Fit Bottomed Girl
- Which menu section is home to the most diet disasters? The answer may surprise you. — Snack Girl
It’s no secret–we’re pretty busy these days. Between work, family, friends and chores around the house, we often forget to pay attention to the most important person, ourselves. And when we do give ourselves a break, it’s a pretty weak attempt at one. In a recent survey of 3,000 people in 10 major cities conducted by Keurig, Inc. and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. people admitted to sneaking away for a ten-minute breather in their closets, the elevator at work and even the zoo! (That seems a bit ironic, don’t you think?) To help put the world on ice, Sissy Biggers, past host of the Food Network’s Ready, Set, Cook! and ABC’s Extreme Makeover and Donna Smallin Kuper, author of Organizing, Plain and Simple share their tips on how to stay sane through summer entertaining and your daily routine.
- Plan your route. When running errands, map out where you need to go to avoid backtracking, says Kuper. “Trip chaining” saves gas and gets you home faster. Before you head out, prepare an iced beverage at home with a Keurig brewer to save time and avoid unnecessary stops.
- Organize your day to maximize productivity. Whether it’s first thing in the morning or late at night, Kuper says there is a time of the day that’s generally your most productive time. Find out when that is and use it to tackle the things on your to-do list that require the most energy and brainpower.