Working out in the summer can be ROUGH.
In the Phoenix area of Arizona the "monsoon season" is in full swing. Which means it's still 109… but it's also 37% humidity. I have Hashimoto's, an autoimmune disorder that attacks my thyroid, increases fluid retention, and (when heat combined with humidity) takes my already sensitive skin to new levels of unbearableness.
So. You know. Not fun.
Sure, I could stay inside in the air-conditioning,only leaving to jump into my clean, clear, chlorinated swimming pool. However, I crave my favorite studio yoga classes. I gotta have that yoga bliss! But afterwords, it can be a hot, sweaty, UGLY scene!
I have found something that helps though. It is a simple mix of
•a handful of frozen Pineapple
•8 ounces of Coconut Water and
•ice cubes to fill
I mix it up in my shaky-uppy-cuppy right before I leave for the studio and even if I leave it in my car (yikes) it's still ice cold after class!
Not only does it taste awesome, but it has some pretty awesome health benefits, too.
Pineapples contain high amounts of vitamin C and manganese and I'm all about the bromelain an enzyme that reduces inflammation. This is so helpful with fluid retention!
Coconut water is a source of potassium, magnesium, folate, and antioxidants. Not to mention, it is a great way to help flush toxins out of your body after a good workout!
Try it and tell me how you like it in the comments! I just 💜 to chat – Missy