Do you usually feel more tired and lethargic when transitioning into the winter months? Colder weather combined with the lack exposure to sun and vitamin D can lead to sluggishness and lack of motivation.
You don’t have to let it slow you down this year; the best way to beat the energy decline that comes with dark and short winter days is to stay active and to nourish yourself with the right nutrients.
If you become less physically active, keep in mind that sports like hockey, skating as well as indoor classes are a fun alternative to the summer activities. Remember, you need to hydrate just as much in winter as in the summer.
Here are a few ways to support your overall wellness and workout routine with Florida Orange Juice.
Water is critical for your health as it is the main component of all cells. We need water to help digest food, carry nutrients, remove waste, cushion organs and maintain fluid and electrolyte balance. Adequate hydration is extremely important for the body to maintain proper function especially post workout.
Adding Florida OJ to your outdoor sports or indoor workout routine can be a great addition to daily hydration. 100% orange juice naturally has a high percentage of water – almost 90%, as well as other important nutrients like vitamin C and potassium. Consider 100% orange juice as a beverage of choice to support your fluid balance.
Electrolytes to support workout recovery
Electrolytes are good for physical activity. But do you know why?
Electrolytes include nutrients such as potassium, sodium, magnesium, and calcium. In fluids, these nutrients carry an electric charge which allows muscles to contract and nerves to transmit signals. Electrolytes are critical for the human body (especially post-workout) to help muscles recover and function properly.
Former Olympian Lysanne Richard knows the importance of electrolyte support for pre and post workouts. Here’s what she shares about getting in proper fluids and electrolytes after her weekly workouts:
“I always look forward to finishing my workouts because I can refuel with the energy and great taste of Florida Orange Juice! This natural, no sugar added juice not only puts a smile on my face, but also includes electrolytes like potassium and magnesium, which contribute to good health. Get out and move! Cheers!”
Immune support to keep you in shape all year long
Cold and flu season have officially arrived – which means it’s time to give some extra support to your immune system. Here’re a few easy & natural hacks:
- Starting your day off right with a protein-filled breakfast and a glass of Florida Orange Juice which includes vitamin C and A for immune support.
- Keep good hygiene and don’t forget to wash your hands (it’s an obvious one, but worth a reminder!)
- Meal prep, and make sure you keep your immune support in mind when looking for ingredients and recipes. You can find a few ideas here.
- Prioritize uninterrupted 8-hour sleep every night (it means no screens & IG scrolling at least 1 hour before bedtime)
- Prepare and stock up on immune supportive snacks like these yummy frozen OJ in mason jars to keep your vibes high and to soothe a tickle in the back of your throat.
Don’t slip up on your fitness routine just because it’s cold outside. Find things that light you up on a gloomy day, and if you ever need a sidekick – Florida Orange Juice is there for you. 😊