Fresh fruits and veggies abound! Pictured above are some of the first crops from our garden this year but you don't have to have your own garden to enjoy these entities. Farmer's Markets pop up every where from about Easter to Labor Day. The key is allowing yourself to indulge in all the crops for flavor-filled healthy recipes like slow roasted tomatoes with fresh basil (see above). One should never pass on this summer satisfaction
Daylight Savings allows for more time to be active with your friends and family. Morning runs, picnic lunches, afternoon family walks, and evening bike rides are all options to make the most of the summer sun (plus hopefully soak up some extra Vitamin D!)
Whether you escape to the beach or the lake, the Cape or the lake, you have to admit: you get away from home more frequently in the summertime. School is out and it is a great time of year for family vacations. Quality time between close friends and family is so important to help you remember what is really important in life.
These are just a few ways Summer can help you move towards a healthier lifestyle. I encourage you to reminisce on the past few months, cherish these last days of August, and enter Fall with with a thankful heart. Maybe you will be able to see Summer's "bright" side when May 2016 rolls around.