Millennial Health Trends I am Embracing

The Millennial generation takes a lot of crap because of their lifestyle, but there are many things they do that I have grown to love too.  So what if it means that instead of saving for my kids to go to college, I’m making sure their bodies are full of probiotics and superfoods.  I may even need a separate savings account to make sure they can drink $10 organic, bulletproof coffee before class.  I’m joking of course, but I do admire their dedication to a healthy lifestyle.  

IMG_2324Poke Bowls

If you like sushi, but do not feel like it is a full meal that fills your belly, you will love poke bowls.  All of the ingredients in sushi are included except for the seaweed wrap. Plus, you get to choose your layers.  Fish Bowl Poke is my favorite in Frisco.  It is on Preston & 121 near LA Fitness.

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The Bu, The Buch, Bucha….Whatever fun name it is called, it takes some getting used to.  The first time I tried this tea, I was kind of disgusted.  It tasted like beer and vinegar.  Since I spent $2 on it, I had to take another drink though and after the first one, I was hooked.  It is like beer in that you have to acquire a taste for it.  Once you do, you crave it.  So what is it?  It’s a fermented drink that helps with your digestive and immune systems because it is full of probiotics.  So yes, you are drinking bacteria, but it’s the good kind.  🙂

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Mixing Workouts with Alcohol

Yoga in beer gardens, barre with brunch & mimosas and celebrating a successful cycling class with a glass of champagne.  All of your favorite workouts are now complemented with happy hour afterwards.  Sweating together is a social event, and it is a great way to meet new people.  Usually, there’s free swag or at least free samples at these events too.  To find a workout party near you, check out Deep Fried Fit‘s blog.  She lists these events every month under her Lifestyle section.

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The first time I ordered one of these, I was ashamed of how I butchered the name.  The employee corrected me and said it sounds like I – Sigh – EEEE  and reminds me of Cartman on Southpark saying West Si-eede.  It’s basically a smoothie in a bowl and it’s a work of art.  You can choose your toppings and it is full of superfoods and healthy goodness.  In Frisco, you can try one at Vitality Bowls on the west side of town or Heavenly Acai on the east side.  Just be patient because Instagram pic worthy food takes time.

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Boutique Fitness Studios

It’s no secret that I am not a fan of the gym.  I have read several articles that say millennials are changing the workout industry because they agree with me.  Boutique studios give you a feeling that you belong and you end up connecting with others in class.  You also get a much better workout because the instructors are rigorously trained and pay attention to your form throughout class.  In my opinion, it is just more fun to go to the barre where everybody knows your name than the generic gym.  If you want to try a studio, but don’t want to commit yet, check out StudioHop.  You can also come with me to The Bar Method Frisco and get in free!

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Balance

When I see millennials post about “balance” on social media, they are usually referring to a fancy dessert bigger than their face.  I fully support this kind of balance.  Giant desserts that defy gravity are all the rage.  Forget cupcakes, to balance your workout and desserts, you need a fondant covered donut topped with soft serve ice cream, Fruity Pebbles, and cookie dough with a chocolate spoon.  I’m not even exaggerating, this is a thing.  Just check out Sweet Daze in Richardson or Hurts Donuts in Frisco.  If you workout, even just one hour this week, you have my permission to indulge.  Just don’t forget to take a picture of it before you take your first bite or it didn’t happen.  🙂

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