Must-Have Stylish Yoga Wear From Jill Yoga ⋆ My Sparkling Life

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I was a little late to the yoga party and just started to practice earlier this year…since then, my boys have started to want to do it with me, and now that we have moved closer to my husbands family, my niece wants to learn too! Now she already has me beat in flexibility, she really is a natural. Getting her clothing that was functional and stylish was a must. With school back in session, she wanted something that could pull double duty so to say. She wanted to be able to wear it to school as well so she could be comfortable.
Jill Yoga creates clothes that are stretchy and comfortable, allowing children to run and play at recess while still being able to concentrate at their desks. Thanks to its special textile blend, Jill Yoga’s fashionable, trendy line of activewear never constricts or pinches. It stretches and gives allowing for freedom of movement. That makes it a whole lot easier to sit in class all day, run around at recess, then come back to study some more.
She was so excited to have some “pretty” activewear! All I kept hearing is “I really love my yoga clothes, Aunt Becky!” This girl will be sure to let you know if she doesn’t like something…I think Jill Yoga hit the nail on the head with their line of activewear for children.
The material is soft and very comfy! Just look at the smile on that happy girl…I guess I know what’s on her Christmas list this year! MORE JILL YOGA!
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5 Fitness Tips To Get You Through Summer

Warmer, sunny days are finally here, but after exercising in cooler winter & spring temps, hot and humid 80+ degree days can feel a bit overwhelming. Running, biking, hiking, even walking can feel harder in this heat, so here are 5 fitness tips to get you through summer.
Stay Hydrated: It may sound cliché, but staying hydrated it highly important when your sweating in the hot summer sun.
Wear Lighter Clothing: Lightweight, breathable, wicking clothes are a must. They’ll pull moisture away from your skin, so you really do feel cooler. Wearing a hat to keep the hot sun off your head and face also helps.
Try The Water: A water workout isn’t just for those who have joint problems…It’s a great way to not only keep you cool, but gives your muscles a change-up from their regular routine.
Slow Down: If you’re set on getting in a 30-minute workout, move with less intensity or do intervals to avoid overheating. Remember it’s okay to take breaks too.
Get Indoors: Now is a good time to take advantage of a monthly membership at an air-conditioned gym. Don’t like gyms, or can’t afford a membership? Burn calories by following along with fitness DVDs, jumping rope, running up and down your stairs, or doing strength training routines at home.
Signs of heat exhaustion:
Heat exhaustion is a heat-related illness that can occur after you’ve been exposed to high temperatures, and it often is accompanied by dehydration.
Although heat exhaustion isn’t as serious as heat stroke, it isn’t something to be taken lightly. Without proper intervention, heat exhaustion can progress to heat stroke, which can damage the brain and other vital organs, and even cause death.
The most common signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion include:
Dark-colored urine (a sign of dehydration)
Muscle or abdominal cramps
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Pale skin
Profuse sweating
Rapid heartbeat
If you, or anyone else, has symptoms of heat exhaustion, it’s essential to immediately get out of the heat and rest, preferably in an air-conditioned room. If you can’t get inside, try to find the nearest cool and shady place.
You should also:
Drink plenty of fluid (avoid caffeine and alcohol).
Remove any tight or unnecessary clothing.
Take a cool shower, bath, or sponge bath.
Apply other cooling measures such as fans or ice towels.
If such measures fail to provide relief within 15 minutes, seek emergency medical help, because untreated heat exhaustion can progress to heat stroke.
Chances are, if you are careful you should be fine. Always be aware of what your body is telling you, and don’t overdo it.