Mother's Day, Bike Month, and Pineapples... Oh my!
Updated: May 4, 2021
What’s Happening: Mother’s Day is this Sunday! Celebrate the special mom or person in your life or treat yourself to a massage and gift set (valued up to $30) which includes one all-natural and organic artisan soap, lip Smoothie, and exfoliating soap bag. These items were handmade in Florida and are available for pick up at our office. Simply order any GC of 60 minutes or more, then text us at 352-509-6679 to arrange the pick up of your gift bag. You can choose the scent and have the option to purchase additional Sweet Harvest Farms products at 20% off!! Gift bags can also be held for the recipient of your gift certificate and redeemed when their massage is scheduled.
Fun Holidays this Week:
May 4: National Teacher's Day – Thank a teacher today.
May 6: National Nurses Day – Thank a nurse today.
Keeping hydrated is an important part of staying healthy. Water promotes cardiovascular health, keeps your body cool, helps muscles and joints work better and keeps skin supple. Here is this week’s hydration recipe:
3 cups pineapple, cut into chunks
Combine ingredients in a pitcher. Chill until ready to serve – about 1 hour.
National Bike Month
With more and more bike trails and lanes popping up in cities around the country, cycling has been regaining popularity as a healthy and environmentally conscious activity that any skill level can partake in. May is “National Bike Month” and there are some great reasons to add this exercise to your repertoire.
Cycling is an easy sport to get into. It's low impact and uses all of the major muscle groups to pedal. As more trails and pathways pop up, the amount of bike commuters has grown. Starting your day outdoors in the fresh air over sitting in traffic is a great endorphin boost and riding around town on a bike puts gas money back in your pocket.
All the pedaling improves your heart, lungs, and circulation reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease. Cycling actually strengthens your heart muscles and commuters have two to three times less exposure to pollution improving their lung function.
As you build your cycling skills, take your bike off-road and try mountain biking. Mountain biking has the same heart-healthy and decreased disease benefits as regular cycling, but taking your bike into the woods has some magical mental benefits too. Mastering techniques like going over your first log or taking on your first rock garden will boost your self-confidence, and the scenery is otherworldly which decreases anxiety and stress.
Bicycling is a great exercise for the body and the brain. It's easy to pick up and it's great for all ages and levels. Celebrate national bike month and go for a ride.
You may feel some soreness if you aren’t used to riding. If you do, give us a call and we’ll help soothe those sore muscles.
Special Offers: Don't forget to order your Mother's Day gift bundle today!