Summertime Challenge Blog

Be Sure to Get Your Answers to the Week 5 Lifestyle Questions in Tonight!

The deadline for the Week 5 Lifestyle Questions is tonight at 11:59 PM EST.

The Challenge is Officially Over - Here are a Few Last Minute Things to Remember

With the Challenge officially over, don't forget to submit your final weight and measurements, written reflection, entries for the Recipe Challenge, and your Summer Blast Retest score!

Be Sure to Get Your Answers to the Week 4 Lifestyle Questions in Tonight!

The deadline for the Week 4 Lifestyle Questions is tonight at 11:59 PM EST.

How to Create a Sleep-Ready Environment

Sleep is such an important part of our lives, but it’s often one facet that suffers the most. Check out these tips for creating the perfect, sleep-ready environment to help you get the recommended amount of sleep every night.

Week 5 Focus: The Benefits of Sleep

"Rest, sleep...maybe when I am dead." While the concept of skipping out on sleep can almost seem courageous, or part of the requirement to achieving the "American Dream", might sleep be the lost secret to success? So why can't you live without it, and what are the dangers to your body when we are sleep deprived? Learn how sleep and rest impact health and performance.

Summer Blast Retest Announcement

Finish the Challenge with a bang! Remember, you'll need to perform this workout at the same level as you did when you completed it at the beginning of the Challenge so you can see how far you've come.

Week 5: What to Expect & Lifestyle Focus

You're now entering the final stretch of the Challenge. The momentum and confidence you've gained may push you to meet your goals by the end of the Challenge. This week's focus is to help you get the sleep you need to finish strong.

Be Sure to Get Your Answers to the Week 3 Lifestyle Questions in Tonight!

The deadline for the Week 3 Lifestyle Questions is tonight at 11:59 PM EST.

Summer Produce By Region

Summer ushers in the season of longer days, outdoor activities, and plentiful produce, but not every region has the same fruits and vegetables available during the summer months. See which fruits and vegetables are local to you.

Week 4 Focus: How to Select the Best Fresh Vegetables

Vegetables reach the peak of nutritional perfection with the proper sunlight, soil, water, and temperature, but supermarket produce is often harvested before it’s ready. Learn how to spot what’s good and what’s not, in season or out, so you can give your body the nutrition it needs to get through this Challenge.

Be Sure to Get Your Answers to the Week 2 Lifestyle Questions in Tonight!

The deadline for the Week 2 Lifestyle Questions is tonight at 11:59 PM EST.

Water and Working Out

Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body depends on water, the most solvent of all liquids. As you take on the Challenge and your activity level increases, it’s going to become more important than ever to stay hydrated. Read on to learn how much water you need and what kind of water is best.
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