Get-fit tip a day in May


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Summer doesn't officially begin until June 21, but let's face it: we want our bodies to be beach-ready by Memorial Day. If your New Years resolutions faded away during the frigid winter, stay calm. There is still time to whip yourself into shape and start the season off healthy and confident.

Follow our easy workout tips and recipe suggestions each day during the month of May to get on track to a beach body you'll love showing off.


May 1

We start things off with a burpee blast to jump start your metabolism and raise your heart rate. We pair it with a chicken wedge salad with apple, walnuts & lemon-blue cheese dressing.


May 2

We continue the cardio trend with the jump rope. It's a great cardio workout (and it's fun!) no matter what age you are. Pair this with a list of five "egg-cellent" recipes to reinvent breakfast sp you can start the day off right.


May 3

After two days of intense cardio, a long but swift walk outdoors is just what your body needs right now. Sip on this refreshing lip-smacking cherry-raspberry coconut smoothie that's packed with healthy stuff afterward and you'll feel great!


May 4

Sundays will be a day of rest this month. This is a perfect time to reassess your fitness goals and prepare for a busy week ahead: This means staying hydrated, and (kindly) stretching your body. Enjoy this mouth-watering spinach & sun-dried tomato stuffed chicken with prosciutto recipe for dinner.


May 5

Start the week off right by busting out your best (or worst) dance moves and sweating before busting out the maragaritas at the Cinco de Mayo celebration. We paired this day with a roundup of taco recipes.


May 6

We focus on core strength today. It not only gives you a sexy mid-section, but also prevents back injury, improves posture and boosts confidence. If you're guilty of skimping on your veggies, we provide some recipes to sneak more on your plate.


May 7

Intervals help you burn loads of fat in a short period of time. Don't be fooled  you need to put in 110% during the workout session. Our Get-fit recipe is a protein-packed pan-seared salmon with candied orange peel & cranberry-walnut stuffing.


May 8

What is it about triceps that compel them to flap so much? Instead of hiding under quarter-length sleeves this summer, work those babies out. Make some banana protein bread and it will provide an on-the-go, energy-packed breakfast solution for a few days.


May 9

Hydration is such an important part of well, life, so we want to make sure you’re getting your fill. This is even more important as we head into warmer months ahead. Whip up a refreshing (and hydrating!) watermelon mint smoothie today.


May 10

The treadmill can be a great introduction to running but it can also lead to boredom. Learn how to mix up your treadmill workout with the following tips. Afterward, prepare a healthy bento-style lunch.


May 11

Start your rest day with some quiet meditation and you'll feel centered and focused all day.Try one of our 30 suggestions for super simple one-pot meals.


May 12

As the countdown to Memorial Day weekend continues, we focus today on the glutes. After all, they will be making a grand entrance on the beach in no time. Our recipe suggestion of the day is a roundup of eight summer salad recipes. Yum!


May 13

Whether you're a man or a woman, the chest is one of the main target areas to focus on before summer hits. We provide a variety of effective exercises that will do the trick along with creative ways to cook veggies on the grill.


May 14

Have you been stretching before and after workouts? Make sure you’re doing it correctly with the following guidelines. Whip up a batch of delicious, yet nutritious walnut-blueberry oatmeal energy bites for a healthy snack break.


May 15

Chances are you don’t get enough fresh air, let alone “playtime” outside. No matter how old you are, being active outside is healthy for you so go outside and play! Start your day with refreshing homemade iced coffee for an extra pep in your step.


May 16

Buying new workout clothes not only makes for a great reward for your hard work, it’s a great motivator too. Before you swipe your card, read our suggestions first. While you're at it, try a mouthwatering (healthy) BBQ recipe like the chicken rub/glaze or lemon-grilled shrimp over the weekend.

May 17

A personal trainer can be a great asset to your quest for a summer bod. Find the perfect one with the following tips. Start the weekend off right with a "skinny" breakfast of champions recipe.

May 18

Did you know that sleep plays an important role in fitness? If you don’t get enough of it, it can counteract the hard work you put in at the gym. Use this rest day to catch up on zzz's, then cool off with a refreshing, homemade fruity ice pop that's easy on your waistline.

May 19

Yoga is a great addition to your workout routine but which one is right for you? We help you choose the right yoga class for your needs. We pair this day with nutrient-rich juice recipes that are detoxing and delicious.

May 20

Hastily going through a workout will not reap you any benefits of that exercise  in fact it can cause a lot of damage. That's why it's so important to check your form when working out. Here's how. Awaken your taste buds with this pan-fried orange shrimp recipe. Wow!

May 21

You may not be training to become a professional athlete but add functional exercise to your workout routine and you’re training for everyday life. Also, consider using beer as one of the ingredients in your Memorial Day weekend dinner.


May 22

luggage at airport

Just because you're on vacation doesn't mean you should cease all physical activity and healthy eating. Here are some ways to stay healthy and fit while you travel. Step away from the fast-food and bring along some homemade no-bake cereal bars instead.


May 23

In addition to regular cardiovascular exercises, sit-ups and crunches can get you results — as long as you do them correctly. We included a black bean burger recipe for you veggie heads out there.

May 24

Woman enjoying a bike ride.

Spinning and cycling are so much fun and burn tons of calories during an hour session. If you haven’t given it a try, please do! Afterward, pick a one of these 12 parfait recipes to try.

May 25

It’s the last rest day of the month! Take this time to 1) rest and 2) think about who would make a good workout buddy. We've got some quinoa recipes that will make you a fan of the high-protein grain.


May 26

Happy Memorial Day! The men and women who put their lives on the line for our rights and freedom can serve as a great source of inspiration to do good in your community  — and guess what — you can make that happen while being active. Eat light all week with seven healthy dishes that are under 600 calories each.

May 27

Hungover after the three-day weekend? Today is the perfect day to drink lots of water and cleanse your body of toxins with some yoga moves. Plan your lunches for the week with one of these unbelievably delicious vegetarian sandwiches.

May 28

Got beach fever? Workout on the beach or do beach-themed workouts. Light pasta dishes fare perfect warm weather dinner option.

May 29

Wondering how to kick your workout into high gear? Fitness regimens that tap into your inner warrior will do the trick — and score you a lean, cut physique. We have a mouthwatering pulled pork recipe you can make in your slow cooker.

May 30

Low-impact exercise — like bicycling, rowing or walking — is safer on the joints, which is great for those with existing injuries or joint problems.

May 31

As you go forward, you should track your progress to keep yourself accountable, motivated and focused. We leave you with 15 sriracha recipes to spice up your palette.