Want to make the most of your summer? We’ve put our heads together to give you our top “must haves” health and lifestyle products this season.
1. Get motivated to get moving with FitBit One
This FitBit tracks not only steps, stairs and other activities more accurately, it also lets you log and chart food intake so you can track calories consumed and burned. Moreover, this handy device helps you understand your sleep patterns so you can get a better nights’ sleep and wakes you up peacefully without disturbing your partner with a silent, vibrating alarm. For a little extra push to get you moving this summer, you can organize a Fitbit community challenge to compete against and cheer on your friends and family.
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2. Yonanas 100% frozen fruit "ice cream" maker
Who doesn’t enjoy a frozen dessert on a hot summers day? Want to eat more ice cream with less guilt? Pick up a Yonanas frozen dessert maker (www.yonanas.com) and grab a spoon. OK fine, maybe it’s not Haagen Dazs but it’s pretty darn good considering the only ingredients are frozen fruit. You heard us correctly: 100% frozen fruit. No dairy, no fat, no added sugar, no preservatives, nothing but nutritious, vitamin and mineral rich whole fruit. Freeze bananas (or another frozen fruit of your choice), push them down the Yonanas chute and voila.
3. Splurge on the cadillac of water bottles and stay hydrated
We can’t put our finger on why this water bottle is so much better than the thousands of other reusable water bottles out there but… it just is. The S’well designs are contemporary and chic; the bottle fits perfectly into any standard cup holder, and the vacuum seal keeps your water ice cold for days (not hours). They are not cheap, but they are worth every penny. Check them out at: http://www.swellbottle.com
4. This summer's must have condiment? Balsamic Glaze
Balsamic glaze is an excellent addition or alternative to salad dressings or marinades, with concentrated sweet flavours and little fat or calories. This glaze is a delicious addition to just about any food from rack of lamb, to grilled vegetables and roast potatoes, to salads. It even tastes great as a low cal alterative to chocolate sauce on desserts like strawberries with greek yogurt or BBQ’d pinaple spears.
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5. PiACTIVE 12 hours insect repellent
Whether you are hitting up the Olympics this summer or just going to the cottage, a really great mosquito repellent is worth its weight in gold. Keeping covered in long sleeved shirts and pants all summer to ward off increasingly precarious mosquito-borne diseases like Zika definitely has its merits, but the summer heat and humidity may make the full-body-cover-up strategy a bit impractical. We’ve tried just about every mosquito repellent on the market and our favorite is “PiACTIVE”. It lasts for up to 12 hours, it doesn’t dry out your skin, and doesn’t have a strong smell (note: not safe for kids under 2 months old).
Visit your local Medisys travel health clinic to get the appropriate pre-travel vaccinations and prescriptions.