Last night my 10-year-old daughter and I stayed up late watching the 2004 Morgan Spurlock documentary, Super Size Me. In case you forgot about it, here’s a brief synopsis: extremely healthy Morgan decides to eat McDonald’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for thirty days. Doctors predict he may only see a rise in his triglycerides, the actual results are staggering. And while McDonald’s did discontinue their Super Size option after the documentary premiered (which they claim had no impact on their decision!), America’s obesity problem hasn’t changed much over the past 7 years.
My favorite part of the documentary, though, was that it explained to my daughter the importance of healthy eating, movement, and the detriments to the body in the absence of those, way better than I ever could. Or, at least, in a way she would listen to!
Use this summer as time to get moving with your kids, friends, or significant other! Craving some ice cream on a warm afternoon? Walk to the local shop; miraculously it’s all fun & games on a two-mile walk when my kids know ice cream is at the end of it! Try a new fitness plan: follow everything your kids do for 10 minutes; they’ll think it’s hilarious, and you’ll have a harder cardio workout than you expect!
Here are five great products to help you continue (or get started) on an active summer!
Mesh Drawstring Produce Bag: Farmers markets are in full swing, and it’s a great opportunity to meet the farmers growing fabulous produce. Find something new to try, pattypans anyone?!
Vapur 2-pack: Our favorite collapsible water bottle also comes in a .4L two-pack. Available in orange, purple, and blue. Attach them to your bike or belt loop for long walks!
FaceStick: Of course if you’re spending time outdoors, you’ll need sunscreen. This face, nose, & lips FaceStick is SPF30 in a convenient large lip-balm style tube. Easily fits in a pocket or purse so you’re never without sunscreen.
Natural Bug Spray: Whether hiking through the forest preserve or enjoying evening walks, you’ll need something to keep those mosquitos away. Avoid nasty chemicals with our Blissful Botanica Natural Bug Spray.
Wexy Bags: It’s inevitable, as soon as you head out, someone will be hungry. And, let’s face it, it’s easier to find a bag of chips than an apple when hunger strikes. Be prepared with our biodegradable (made in the US!), adorable Wexy Bags.
Daily Green Special: Enjoy great sale prices on all five items. And, write “super size” in the checkout notes and we’ll add our new travel size soap nuts free with your $25 purchase. Offer valid until tomorrow’s post. Happy Monday!