Avocato wants to know, “How is summer treating you so far”? Summer during the pandemic has caused so many restrictions to be put in place. This has put a stop to so many of our favourite annual events that we look forward to all year long. As positive as I try to be, it’s hard not to feel a little glum about how things are this year.
Keeping up with your nutrition and staying active daily can have such a positive effect on your mental wellbeing. During times like these when it feels like everything is out of the ordinary, having a well-balanced diet and workout routine can be just the thing that helps your stay focused and calm.
Every month Avocato’s Healthy Living teams up with a sponsor to recommend products that will enhance your lifestyle. This month we have teamed up with Amazon to introduce some of my (and Avocato too) August favourites to you. The following post contains affiliate links. This means that if you follow any of the links and make a purchase, I earn a commission at no extra cost to you.
Avocato Approved! Hot Picks For August 2020
The last few months have been hard on everyone. That is why I wanted to introduce some products to you that will make things a little more manageable in the fitness and nutrition department while having fun at the same time!
The Water Pouch
This one might sound a little silly to you. Water pouches are very practical though. Since we are smack-dab in the middle of summer there are going to be days when you want to go outside and take your workout with you. It could be a jog around your neighborhood, yoga in the park, or even a hike in the trails. Whatever your activity of choice is, it’s important that you stay hydrated!
A foldable water pouch is a more practical option than a water bottle when it comes to fitness on the go. If I am going for a jog around the neighborhood I want to carry as little items as possible. Carrying around a water bottle can be kind of a pain in the butt for these types of activities. A water pouch is a lot more convenient size-wise. it also comes with a little clip so you can attach it to your belt.
Once you’ve drunk all your water, these little pouches fold up and can easily fit in your pocket. Staying hydrated while hiking just got so much simpler! Avocato approved!
Avocato’s Favorite Rice Husk Bento Boxes
Restrictions from the pandemic are starting to lift across the country. This has many of you guys returning to work or school within the next little while. One thing many of us have gotten used to over the past few months is eating at home more. Home-cooked meals are a habit you shouldn’t give up once you return to work. Giving up your takeaway lunches is not only positive for your bank account but also your body.
Bringing your own lunch to work doesn’t have to be a sandwich every day. Eating the same thing daily is boring and life is way too short for that. I love these Rice Husk Bento Boxes because they give you the option to bring limitless styles of lunch with you.
These containers are BPA-Free and made with all organic material. They’re dishwasher and microwave safe too. Anyone with a hectic schedule who wants to continue eating healthy meals will appreciate how easy it is to bring a delicious lunch with these.
This one is for the ladies! I love Peach Bands and their feminine resistance bands. In one of my previous posts 5 Affordable Items You Need to Get Your At-Home Fitness Journey Started I recommend getting some to start out. If you’re feeling more confident with your leg and butt workouts it might be time to treat yourself to something new.
Peach Bands also offers a Hip Band Set so you can focus on getting your booty in it’s best shape. This set comes with 3 different slip-proof bands, so you can increase your resistance. I love the travel bag that this set comes with, I can bring these bands anywhere.
Avocato Approved Sugar-Free Iced Tea
Cutting back on sugar an staying hydrated are two of my main focuses when the heatwave strikes. As much as I enjoy water, sometimes I need something a little more exciting. I love making my own iced tea because I can control how much sugar goes in it. I don’t add any sugar to my iced tea. If I would like it to be sweeter I will add a little bit of honey.
When it come to tea David’s Tea has always been a favourite of mine. I love that I can now buy it off of Amazon and save on shipping fees!
My favorite flavors to make iced tea with are Forever Nuts, Just Peachy, and Caribbean Crush. Forever Nuts is a pink tea made from almonds, cinnamon, apples, and a few beets for color. Initially, I was turned off of trying Forever Nuts because I never enjoyed beets. I am glad I tried it because it is now my favorite tea. Just Peachy is a delicious herbal tea, tastes so good with a dab of honey. Caribbean Crush is my go-to choice for when I’m in the mood for a fruity tea. Even Avocato loves to smell a fresh bag of tea leaves.
I also can’t forget to mention that David’s Tea also makes this Travel Iced Tea Press so you can bring your drink on the go. Store-bought iced tea has way too much sugar in it. Start drinking your iced tea your way!
Avocato Says “Stay Safe and Stay Hydrated”
It’s important for your body to make time to exercise every day. August can be such a hot and humid month so it’s important to stay on top of your hydration and try to work out in temperature-controlled environments. Remember, Avocato doesn’t want you to get heat exhaustion.
I hope these products can help making healthy living in the summer a little breezier for you. Which item will you be adding to your shopping list? Let me know in the comments below!