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Shape Up Your Summer

May 18, 2016 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Elasticity decreases in muscles over time. Develop a routine to stretch the muscles you use the most. Whatever summer travel lies ahead anticipate the movement most likely to be involved at your destination and begin using those muscle groups before you arrive at your destination to ward off discomfort, soreness or injury.


Skip sugary high calorie baked goods. Replace with nutrient packed juices. This is especially beneficial when aiming at travel to arid climates, where hydration is important, like touring around Moab Utah.  Check out the Peace Tree Juice Café. Forego carbonated belly bloating beverages. Swap for tea. Sun tea is easily brewed in the southeastern Utah sunshine. Place a sealed glass container, water, teabags in the window of the vehicle in the parking lot of a trail head. If you have been practicing cardio at home the hikes in Moab will be a breeze!

Speaking of hydration, institute an “appetizer” of water before eating. Drinking two cups of water before a meal helps to eat less. And eating in restaurants tends to have some yummy ingredients whereby more is eaten than is necessary. Skip the chips, wait for the main course or at lunch nibble crispy vegetables. Choose oil & vinegar dressings for salads, not the creamy ones. Lay in supplies to eat a simpler meal, rather than a restaurant meal to shed some weight.

A useful resource for restaurant selection in Moab is the Moab Menu Guide. It is a free paper publication found in the foyer of grocery stores, doorways of many shops, the lobby of hotels and offices of campgrounds. Or find it online in advance on What are the options for tea and lunch supplies in Moab? Moonflower Market, City Market, Village Market, Walker Drug Store, Hometown Shopko, Family Dollar and Dollar General will have goods.

Check out the many activities found in Moab to begin getting fit for this summer’s travels to idyllic southeastern Utah, a place for adventure and movement.

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