Top 10 FRESH HEALTHY SMART Things to do before Summer Ends!
1. Subscribe to Groupon & Living Social
The Perks: TONS of discounts on health and beauty stores (massages, facials, teeth whitening) in your area. LAE has even used Living Social for a $100 MediSpa credit!
The Extra Perk: Book a discounted vacation this summer so that your vacation doesn’t have to end yet! For example going on now, for the next three days, is a $335 special for a trip to Torres Mazatian Mazatlan, Mexico! This trip includes: a four-night stay for two in a suite, transport to and from the airport, and full gym access. Or spend about a hundred more for Cabo which include amenities such as: $50 spa credit/day, all inclusive food and drink, 10% discounts on car rental and tours!
2. Go to the Beach
The Perks: The sun is a natural source of Vitamin D. Vitamin D benefits include: longer life, fewer diseases, stronger muscles and bones, less depression, pain and inflammation. The ocean water not only is soothing to soak in but it also helps heal cuts, minimize swelling and could be a source for exercise when swimming. The ocean air and atmosphere also reduces stress.
3. Get a Gym Membership (if you haven’t yet)
The Perks: In order to live a healthy life exercise is a must. For someone trying to maintain weight, lose weight, or just to feel good and have energy, the gym is the perfect solution. Take the effort to finally work out those 4 days a week that you keep telling yourself you’ll do. Also, for singles, the gym is one of the best places to meet people! Summer romances are always the sweetest.
4. Have a Spa Day (at LAE of course)
The Plan: 20 minutes relaxing in one of our lay-down tanning beds for some peaceful time and a little extra color, a 50-minute facial to cleanse and repair your skin while relaxing in our serene facial room, a massage to relax your muscles and take stress off of your back, two 20-minute back to back teeth whitening sessions while laying down and watching television, chose an enerdermology session to roll out cellulite from your problem areas and ending with a shot of B-12 for added energy and to reduce fatigue.
The Perks: Rejuvenating your mind and body while adding touches of beauty in every step. You’ll leave relaxed, brighter smile, tighter skin and pleasant endorphins bursting for the rest of the day.
5. Read a Book
The Perks: Reading is always a source of relaxation, especially when one needs some alone time. Reading also increases vocabulary and all around intelligence.
-For the Romance Reader, try The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks (the sequel to The Notebook).
-For the Adventurer: read any one of Dan Brown’s books. They are filled with thrill and never ending page turners.
-For the Lover with a Touch of Lawyer: read one of Jodi Picoult’s books. Usually filled with a thrilling court case and a bubbling romance. Famous titles such as: The Pact, and Change of Heart.
-For the History Reader: The Book Thief is one of the most eloquently written books, centered around the Holocaust. Empress Orchid is a dazzling novel about the old Japanese Culture and it’s last empress.
6. Buy yourself a New Outfit
The Perks: Buying new clothing is always a positive experience, as long as you don’t overdue it. Towards the end of summer most stores are having their “end of the season sale”, so don’t miss out on amazing deals that wont hurt your wallet!
7. Buy a New Perfume or Cologne
The Perks: Changing up your scent with make you feel fresh and new every time you spray it on. It will also grab the attention of those around you.
8. Go on a HEALTHY Diet
The Perks: Go on the summer diet you always talked about going on. It will leave you with more positive effects in the mirror, compliments from those around you, and a healthier body and mind, if done the right way. Try healthier versions, such as the Special K diet, or refer to our previous blog entry “Lean by Design” for more dieting tips.
The Warning: Don’t go on any crazy diets like: the cookie diet or the liquid diet. These will only hurt your body and as soon as you’re off of them you’ll gain the weight right back.
9. Take A Mini Vacation
The Perks: Take your loved ones, whether friends, lovers, or family, and give yourself a break for once. You don’t have to dish out a ton of money for a mini-vacation. Fun is necessary in life and so is quality time with those that matter most.
-A theme park. Florida Residents receive great discounts, and there are other online vendors that give an even bigger discount is researched. After all, Disney is the happiest place on the earth.
-Ginnie Springs. Buy your tubes and bring your drinks while you relax and float for hours in the springs with those that matter. A cheap, fun day in the sun.
-Sight seeing. Florida has more to offer than theme parks and beaches! Go visit the historic and beautiful landmarks in St. Augustine and have dinner at an old restaurant. Visit the “Celebration” town in Orlando, Florida or take a walk down South Beach in Miami!
10. Do Something Crazy
The Perks: It’ll leave you remember this summer for more than just a blur of memories but for a moment that made it! Whether it’s skydiving (coupon on Groupon open now for Tampa Bay Area $115) or getting that dreamed-about tattoo! Take a risk and do something wild, because you only live once and summer only lasts so long.