3 Workout Apps To Try Today

With the overwhelming number of fitness and nutrition resources out there, it can be daunting to try and find the one that works for you. Well, we took care of some of the work for you!

Whether you love the gym, hate the gym, or have no time for the gym – there is an app out there for you!

LOVE THE GYM: If you love the gym, but are looking for a little gymspiration, look no further than the Nike + Training Club – Workouts & Fitness Plans. This app has it all, serving a variety of fitness levels, intensity levels, and providing workouts with light and full equipment.

HATE THE GYM: If you can’t stand the gym, check out “Couch to 5K” – an app that that gets you from your couch to running a 5K in just 9 weeks. Running has a TON of health benefits, and with spring in full bloom there isn’t a better time to be outside! The app asks that you have 20-30 minutes to spare three times a week.

NO TIME FOR THE GYM: If you’re just too busy, you might want to look into “7 Minute Workout Challenge.” That’s right – a killer workout for the busiest of the busy. According to the app’s description “Researchers have selected 12 exercises that are performed for 30 seconds with 10 second rest intervals. This high intensity training with little rest results in higher daily metabolism and is the equivalent of working out for over an hour.” Talk about maximizing your time!

The fastest way to a healthier, fitter body in a time crunch is to follow our 7 proven hacks for finally getting your body back in under 10 minutes a day (without a gym!)

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Crockpot: The timesaving assistant you never knew you needed

If you’re like me, the last thing you want after a full day of work is to stand for another 30 – 60 minutes preparing and cooking dinner. Despite having “slow” in the title, Slow cookers, or crockpots can be the meal timesaver you never knew you needed. Whether you’re a newbie to the cooker, or you just haven’t gotten into using one yet; read on dear friends, because I’m going to save you some time! (FYI Crock-Pots are a type of slow cooker, but in general, the terms are interchangeable.)

Imagine coming home to a house that smells DELICIOUS.

Imagine coming home to a fully cooked meal… that you didn’t have to hire anyone to make.

Imagine having portions big enough for your entire family or for you to disperse into multiple meals with virtually no extra effort.

Imagine no more. This is the reality of the crockpot. A crockpot has the power to “slow cook” a meal over the course of anywhere from 2 – 8 hours (some have settings that can let you set a timer, set the temperature, and more). You can assemble a meal in the morning before you leave for work and come home to dinner, ready to eat. Or, before you go to bed, throw in some ingredients for overnight oatmeal and wake up to a hot breakfast!

Now, what you could do with the extra time you won’t be cooking? What else could you accomplish in your day?

Now that you have extra minutes in your day, check out these 7 proven hacks for finally getting your body back in under 10 minutes a day (without a gym!). Change your life by managing your time and taking care of your body with the help of Fusion Wellness!

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Kitchen Time Savers: So You Can Spend Time On What Really Matters

If Beyoncé and Lin Manuel Miranda have the same number of hours in their days as we do, we know that there must be ways of maximizing and saving time in order to spend time on what is really important! There are a million “hacks” to save you time, but let’s focus on an area where people feel that they spend a lot of time – the kitchen!

Chopping a huge pile of vegetables, carefully monitoring a stew or making sure that the water stays at a simmer can be time intensive. Here are some devices that might help  you spend less time at the stove, and more time doing what you love!

  1. Mandolin Slicer – Warning: EXTREMELY SHARP BLADE. Manolin slicers are great for getting a thin, even slice on everything you run across their blades. In seconds you can make bell pepper rounds, make vegetable chips out of sweet potato, or julienne some veggies for a salad. But heed the warning: Mandolin slicers have been known to claim a fingertip or two, so make sure you use a finger guard as you slice and dice.
  2. Vegetable Spiralizer – Get this – almost anything can become a noodle: carrot, sweet potato, beet, or zuchinni (our personal favorite). Vegetable noodles tend to have a significantly shorter cook time than dried pasta noodles, and can be a delicious low carb alternative to pasta. A member of the Fusion Wellness team recently made zucchini noodles with a garlic heirloom tomato sauce. From prep to plate the cooking process was 10 minutes.
  3. Rice Cooker – If you have a busy day, it’s a set-and-forget device that will deliver perfectly cooked rice every time! If you’re cooking a meal that requires several burners on your stovetop, your rice cooker will also free up a burner and save you more space and time.
  4. Immersion Blender – If you’re making a soup or stew, an immersion blender can be a great way to help you save time (and dishes). Instead of transferring the soup from the pot to the blender in batches, blending until smooth and then reheating on the stove, use an immersion blender. Like the name suggests, you can blend right in the pot, and tackle the entire soup at once!
  5. Crockpot – The crockpot is as close to a cooking magic trick as we can think of. It’s a one stop shop and can help you make breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even dessert. All you need is a little prep time. Hate getting up early to make breakfast? Use the crockpot to make some overnight oatmeal and wake-up to a hot meal specially prepared for you! Tired when you get home from work? Before you leave your house in the morning, set up all the ingredients in the crockpot and press “go!” 8 hours later you’ll have a delicious dinner that might be big enough to serve the whole family or give you leftovers for the week! Our personal favorite crockpot meals include chili, enchiladas, curries, and turkey meatball soup!

Now that you’ve saved time in the kitchen, save some time on your workout too! And if you haven’t been working out, even BETTER a reason to check out our realistic, sustainable, 7 proven hacks for finally getting your body back in under 10 minutes a day (without a gym!)

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