Fuel Up: Our 8 Fave Nutrition Bars!

 

 
One of the topics about which I get asked all the time are bars — not where to have a drink with friends — but snack, protein, and nutrition bars. Walk into any health food, grocery, or even drugstore, and you see aisles filled with them. But how do you know which ones are actually good for you, which are filled with additives, or which are candy bars in healthy packaging?

I am a snacker. I prefer to eat smaller meals throughout the day as opposed to bigger breakfasts and lunches. A nutrition bar is usually one of those smaller meals, and I’ve found different options I like depending on the time of day, my activity level, and nutritional goals. For a meal replacement, I like a Quest bar. It’s got 20 grams of whey protein, 10 grams of fat, and 13 grams of fiber, so it’s very filling and low in net carbs. If I do want more carbs than protein, I go for a GoMacro bar, which is plant-based too. You don’t have to look very far for either of these options, which makes them very convenient on-the-go.

Nutrition bars are also a topic which our resident expert, holistic nutritionist and wellness coach Sarah Wragge, gets asked about too. Prefacing her list of favorites with the statement, “Snacking is not my preferred choice of nutrition – it’s about eating meals that are balanced in protein, fat, and fiber, so you’re not hungry every couple hours” — did acquiesce that a nutrition bar can be a good option in a pinch. She looks for one that’s organic, plant-based, and additive-free.

Below is a combined list of our favorite nutrition bars!  Read More

 

Mint Condition

 

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Minty fresh is the flavor for spring —

and this cool green hue is popping up everywhere!

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: LE SPECS X ADAM SELMAN LUXX SUNGLASSES $147. Square aviators meet wraparounds in Adam Selman’s fashion take on a sport inspired sunshield for Le Specs. Metal frames, slightly tinted lens, and small triangular lenses on the sides add to the look.

PENFIELD VASSAN MINT JACKET $190. A perfect spring jacket for hikes in the country or weekends in the city, this versatile cotton blend parka features functional style details like four secure front pockets, studded storm flap, and hiking drawcords at hood with branded leather cinches.

NOTABAG CONVERTIBLE $28. Both a tote bag and a backpack, the Notabag transforms with a single pull on the straps. Inside is a pocket for wallet, keys, and other small essentials. Bag folds into that pocket to become hand-sized pouch when not in use. Read More

 

The O-Seat

 

 

Spice up your workout this Valentine’s Day! Spin class got a whole lot more exciting with the O-Seat – a portable vibrating bike seat from the cheeky porn company CamSoda. Compatible with any indoor or outdoor bike, the O-Seat looks just like your typical gel seat cover. Hidden discreetly within, however, is a pouch for the companion Lovense Lush vibrator, which is a controlled via an app on your phone.

We always knew sex was a workout. Now you can really count it as one!

 

My Sporty Valentine

 

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Working out, going out… make every day Valentine’s Day with this red hot collection of sport gear, apparel, and accessories! Great gifts that go from the gym to the street, and down the slopes — with style and performance to match.

 
THE MIGHTY COMPANY FERRARA STRIPED LEATHER BIKER JACKET $850. Inspired by vintage ’70s racer styles, The Mighty Company’s Ferrara biker jacket is crafted from supple red and white leather, and features classic details like a snap-fastening collar and zipped cuffs. The jacket comes with matching skirt too!

BURTON DEEP THINKER SNOWBOARD $579.95. Featuring playful Keith Haring graphics, the Burton Deep Thinker requires no thought at all. It offers float and control on powder days, blended with snap and power for carving up the groomers, banked slaloms, and halfpipe runs.

ADIDAS ORIGINALS RED DENIM BUCKET HAT now $20. It’s old school style revived with this ’90s-inspired denim bucket hat from adidas Originals. Soft construction and sun faded, it features a flat crown with a seamed brim and trefoil logo on front.

OFF-WHITE RED QUOTE BACKPACK $585. Virgil Abloh’s take on the classic canvas backpack features double zippered compartments on front with signature label and lettering; twin adjustable padded logo webbing shoulder straps; and two-way zip closure featuring logo-engraved O-ring pull-tabs.  Read More

 

31 Days of Digital Fitness!

 

 

The digital fitness market has exploded with online workouts you can stream live or on demand; fitness apps that let you take those workouts to go; and high-tech interactive home gym equipment. Treadmill, barre, Peloton, rowing, HIIT, swimming, yoga, Pilates and more – all these workouts, led by the industry’s top fitness instructors, are now available for the sweating — any place and any time. Most offer free trials to help you find the workout that’s right for you.

The best thing about all of these workouts is the convenience and variety. If you’re pressed for time, most offer classes or routines as short as 7 minutes, which can also be a supplement to your regular workout. Try quick Nike Training Club ab blast after SoulCycle or an AloMoves yoga stretch after a run. Ideal for travelers too, bring your favorite workout with you to do in the hotel gym or your room.

For easy reference we’ve color coded the workouts for ONLINE, APP, or HOME GYM machine. If you’ve got Roku, Apple TV, or Google Chromecast, the workouts can be synced with your TV too. Read More

 

Heavy Metals

 

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Gold, silver, bronze… get your shine on this winter in these metallics and shimmer all the way from the gym to the pool to the slopes!

FROM LEFT, COLUMN 1: SUSHI PAGODA GOLD FOIL SKATEBOARD $49.95. Hang it for show or hit the streets, this gold foil skateboard is style on wheels. NIKELAB AIR FORCE 1 $150. The iconic Air Force 1 gets its shine on in gold, silver, and rose gold too. NIXON UNIT SS $250. With all the essentials in its multi-panel LCD display — time, date, chronograph, alarm, countdown timer, and thermometer — the Nixon Unit SS is as rugged as it is stylish.

COLUMN 2: OAKLEY FALL LINE SNOW GOGGLES $190. The latest addition to Oakley’s cylindrical style, rimless goggles, the Fall Line XM features Oakley’s Prizm™ lenses, precisely tuned to maximize contrast, and enhance colors and visibility in a variety of conditions. STATEBAGS KANE BACKPACK $85. Glam up your backpack style with the gold Kane from Statebags. Stash your laptop, workout clothes, and other daily essentials with multi-compartments to organize it all.  Read More

 
 

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