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5 Reasons Why It Helps To Work Out With A Buddy...

You know exercise is good for the body, but did you know that having a workout buddy can go a long way when reaching your goals? We have 5 reasons why working out with a buddy is better for you...FullSizeRender-11.You're Most likely going to achieve your workout with a buddy rather than alone
Your friend is counting on you to be on track with them. It makes you more accountable to show up to a class that you both have signed up for.
 
2. Working out will be more fun
Working out can be fun! Especially with a buddy. The more fun your workouts are, the more you’re going to look forward to and be committed to them over the long-term. 

3. Easier to try new workouts
When you’ve got someone else with you it’s much less intimidating to start a new workout!

4. Competition makes you perform better
Most of us have at least a little competitive streak, and healthy competition is a good thing because it makes you perform better. 

5. Motivates and supports you
For most people, having someone in your corner makes a huge difference to how motivated you are. Having a good workout buddy, who motivates and supports you will boost your commitment to your fitness goals and your confidence that you can achieve them.

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5 Water Bottles That Won't Break The Bank...

Hydration is key riders, especially during these hot summer days {Summer isn't over yet!}. The water bottles that stay hot/cold for up to 12hrs are the newest craze on social media these days, I must say they are AMAZING. Even though these water bottles are a life savor, they can be a bit pricey. We have 4 water bottles that you can get for under $25 that are just as good {even better} than the pricey brands...
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.::Simple Modern Wave water bottle {$15-$20)::.
These bottles are vacuumed sealed & 18/8 Stainless steel. Comes in 4 sizes and a wide range of colors to choose from.

.::Polar bottle insulated water bottle {$7-$15}::.
They are insulated sports water bottles. Dual-wall insulation keeps drinks cold twice as long. Available with the Zipstream® high flow, self-sealing cap. Comes in more than 60 unique colors and graphics. It is also BPA and Phthalate free

.::Uter EQ insulated stainless steel {$15-$18z}::.
Double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel water bottle keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 6 hours. Made of 18/8 stainless steel. High quality powder-coated matte finish exterior that never sweats. Lightweight design will fit snuggly in most vehicle cup holders, bicycle and backpack carry cages. Comes in 4 different colors.

.::Thermos Nissan Intak Hydration {$9-$17}::.
Made from BPA-free, impact resistant and dishwasher durable. Easy opening hygienic push button sipper lid with locking ring. Comes in a wide range of colors.

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Turkey Meatballs with Carrot "Pasta"....

IMG_6223.::Turkey Meatballs::.
- 1LB of extra lean ground turkey
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 Cup of instant oats
- 1 Cup Shredded Zucchini 
- 1/4 Cup of chopped baby tomato 
- 1/2 Cup white onion
- 2 Cloves of garlic
- 1 TBS Everything But The Bagel Seasoning (Trader Joe's)



.::"Pasta"::.

- 1 Large Carrot made into noodles 
- 1/2 cup edamame 
- 1 TSP of coconut aminos
- 1/2 TSP sesame oil
- 1/2 TSP Sesame seeds
- 1 TBS chopped green onion

.::Instructions::.
- Combine all ingredients & stir well.
- Shape mixture into 1 1/2-inch meatballs.
- Place on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray.
- Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until done. 

- Mix all the ingredients for the sauce until you get them all combined.
- Cut your carrot into noodles.
- Pour sauce over the carrots and gently mix them by hand to coat.
- Top with green onion, sesame and edamame and serve fresh.

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The Poke Bowl...

Im sure you all have seen Hoboken's newest food craze all around town, The poke bowl. Pronounced poh-kay, this raw fish salad is typically served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine. Poke is the Hawaiian verb for "slice" or "cut," so it often includes either small cuts of fresh tuna, salmon, chicken or tofu. If you haven't tried it yet riders, I highly recommend you do. Here are some reasons why your next meal should be a poke bowl...

makai-poke-hobokenPoke is one of freshest, tastiest, healthiest new food trends around. You can consume 4 ounces of poke for just under 150 calories, only 5 grams of fat, and 24 grams of protein. Since protein is critical to maintaining muscle health and works to balance hormones, eating poke is a great (and delicious) way to meet your daily protein needs. Not only is it naturally low in calories, its also extremely fulling. 

Riders, your heart will thank you. Poke delivers those important heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s help to protect your heart and reduce the risk of death from heart disease by lowering your blood pressure and heart rate and improving other cardiovascular risk factors. Fish intake also has also been linked to a lower risk of stroke, depression, and mental decline as we age. Consuming poke regularly also will keep you in line with the American Heart Association’s recommendation to consume fish at least twice a week.

Make sure when creating your own poke bowl, focus less on the fish and more on the add-ins. Pick brown rice over white to get more fiber in your poke bowl, and load up with as many vegetables as you can for max nutrients and minimal calories. Go easy on the sauces, many are high in both salt and fat (ask for a squeeze of lemon instead for extra flavor.)

Craving one right now? Well Hoboken has two locations: Shaka Bowl in The Monroe Center and Makai Bowl Co. located on 521 Washington Street.

                                          Enjoy Riders!!