Melissa Rycroft is feeling the KLUTCHclub love this summer too!
Ask around our office, and you'll learn that most of us here at Zeel are determined to live balanced, healthy lives. After all, that's what being a New Yorker is about - working hard, playing hard, and minding our midsections somewhere in between.
How are Zeelots staying healthy, happy and fit this summer? With back-to-back-to-back heatwaves and endlessly muggy air, it's been a serious challenge; but these personal favorites, have made it a whole lot easier to maintain a healthy, positive attitude while having delicious, nutritious fun.
Read on to find out which fitness and nutrition trends have caught Team Zeel's attention this summer.
Marcy Lerner, VP of Business Development and Lover of String Cheese
Coconut oil is apparently the secret ingredient to use in the kitchen right now. It's also good as a leave-in hair conditioner. And while it's not super-new, neon has continued to be a popular hue among fitness fanatics with a flair for fashion. Marcy thinks green may very well be the new neon to nab. Does that make orange passe?
StacyAtZeel, Blogger Extraordinaire and Resident Running Addict
For the on-the-go athlete with a love of anything healthy, check out KLUTCHclub, a subscription service that literally puts cool new fitness and nutrition-related items right at your doorstep (or desk, depending on where you have it delivered!). I recently got to check out July's box, themed "Healthy Summer Entertaining," which contained packets of Mighty Leaf tea, a complimentary workout and - my favorite - all-natural Breton Gourmet shortbread cookies, among others. Yum!
Carlos Lu, Assistant Web Developer and All Around Handy Guy
Carlos recommends Original Raw Chia Seed Powder, aka "Aztec Sprouted Superfood," from Navitas Naturals. Chia was originally used by Aztec warriors as fuel for fighting, and just a small amount mixed into water, a smoothie, yogurt or whatever else you choose gives you enough energy to get through the entire day - which is a major plus when you're the "all around handy guy" at a start-up!
Samer Hamadeh & Alison Harmelin, Zeel's Founding Husband and Wife Team
Anyone strolling the streets of Manhattan has likely noticed the recent addition of Organic Avenue's eco-chic storefront. The boutique juice hub offers freshly pressed, organic elixirs for total health and wellness. Samer is a big fan of the cafe latte smoothie for a quick morning pick-me-up as well as their bottled coconut water (we hear it's good for hangovers!). As for Alison, she recommends sipping on the ginger lemonade - or any other of their hydrating juices - to stay cool through August.
Kristy Sisko, VP of Sales & Operations and Diehard Yankees Fan
Superfoods are super and all, but most of us barely have time to squeeze in a workout or walk the dog, let alone spend an afternoon perusing the Union Square Greenmarket (even if we are just a few blocks away). That's why Kristy has been using BioPharma Scientific NanoGreens. NanoGreens is basically just a vitamin-packed powder that can be added to water or juice. Just pour, shake and bam!-you'll be able to imbibe your daily need for vitamins and nutrients without missing a single email.