5 Summer Ready Tips: From Celebrity Trainer Mandy Ingber

A good friend of mine, Celebrity Trainer14 and author Mandy Ingber, has some great tips for you on how to get ready for Summer. She has a new book coming out on May 10th, Yogalosophy for Inner Strength that focuses on healing your heart, mind and body. Her first book Yogalosophy is one that I have re-read too many times to count. Mandy is a force of nature and a true inspiration.
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I have a special treat for you, if Mandy’s tips below speak to you, send me an email with your take away and how you will incorporate them into your life. The first 3 people to contact me, will receive a copy of Mandy’s new book!
 
5 Tips to Get Your Mind and Body Ready for Summer
 
1. Add a daily green juice to your routine. 
Dark leafy greens are essential to keeping your blood healthy, but sometimes it’s challenging to get the amount of veggies needed for our nutrition. Drinking a 16-ounce green juice daily is good for oxygenating your blood and is equivalent to 2 servings of vegetables. Try adding this refreshing treat in before, during, or after your workout. 
 
2. Get outside into nature. 
As we move into Spring, we can bring ourselves out into nature to recalibrate the nervous system. Practices such as “Earthing”, which is walking barefooted by the ocean or taking a hike in the woods, allow the nervous system to calm down and become realigned. Being in nature allows the body to de-stress, and reminds us that our bodies have a natural rhythm just like the seasons. Plus, being outside will give you an extra dose of vitamin D and will elevate your spirits. 
 
3. Make movement a daily part of your routine.  
Moving your body for 30-60 minutes on a daily basis will improve your heart health, will give you a natural endorphin high and will regulate your metabolism. Consistency is key, and scheduling time each day for physical activity will keep you in great shape without having to go extreme. I recommend moving for 30 minutes on a daily basis as opposed to doing a 3-hour workout once a week. Your body responds well to daily care. 
 
4. Don’t just do something, sit there. 
Meditation can seem intimidating at first, but it’s a muscle like any other. Start by taking just 5 minutes a day, and build up to 20. Sit in an upright position with your spine straight, either sitting cross-legged on the floor, or sitting in a chair with both feet on the ground. Set your timer so that you don’t have to look at the clock, and focus on your breath as it moves in an out of your nose. When you notice your thoughts drifting (and you will!), simply bring your mind back to your breathing. Meditation will train you to create space between you and life’s circumstances, thus lowering your blood pressure and allowing you more perspective. 
 
5. Commune with others who are positive. GIVE AND RECEIVE HUGS. 
Joining a group spinning class or a yoga community go much farther than getting your body into shape. When you connect with a community of like-minded people who are caring for themselves as you are, you become uplifted and you feel your impact on helping others. Group energy is contagious and nourishing. We have more energy when banded together as a community than we have alone. Fun fact: An 8-second hug has the ability to decrease your chances of heart disease. Try it today! 
 
~Mandy
 
 
 
Susy Sedano is a Content Producer, a fitness enthusiast and an avid cook of healthy meals. She prides herself on creating healthy dishes for family and friends, and is always on the hunt for new workouts and recipes! Despite her hectic non-stop work and fitness schedules, she is a “girl’s girl” and a student of life!
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