HEALTHIER
RESTAURANT
DINING

A new book titled
Eat Out, Eat Well
aims to help con-
sumers navigate the caloric
and nutritional landmines that are often present in restaurant meals. Author Hope S. Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, teamed up with the American Diabetes Association to offer step-by-step guid- ance and practical advice to deal with common dining dilemmas such as delayed meals, alcohol consumption, and how to help children eat healthier. For more information or to purchase the book, visit www.shopdiabetes.org.

LUMBAR SUPPORT CHAIR

The folks at Balanced Body® have designed the Begin Chair, a sitting appa- ratus that adjusts to the spine’s natural curves and promotes healthy posture. The chair activates core muscles by using a 55-centimeter fitness ball, which is included with the chair. The product also comes with a chart that provides sample seated exercises. For more information or to order, visit www.balancedbody.com. or call (800) PILATES.

KEEP GYM GERMS AT BAY

Gyms can be an ideal breeding ground for germs and bacteria. GermBloc Sport offers a new line of antimicrobial and alcohol-free sanitizing products specifically for fitness enthusiasts. The product line features a hand-sanitizer lotion that moisturizes but absorbs quickly so that hands aren’t slippery and an antimicrobial spray that can be used to treat sports equipment and fitness apparatus. For more information or to order, go to www.germbloc.com.

MOTIVATIONAL
FITNESS JEWELRY

Momentum is a jewelry line created especially for fitness enthusiasts. Creator Amy Cochrane came up with the idea when she was doing a “seemingly never-ending plank” in her favorite class at the gym. She looked at her wrist and knew she needed to have something encouraging there. The product line includes wraps, cuffs, headbands, earrings, necklaces and tags for shoes, all with a variety of motivational sayings such as “Beast Mode” and “COMMIT to be fit.” The products are washable, lightweight and non tarnishing. For more information or to order, visit www.designsthatmoveyou.com.

RUNNER’S NUTRITION APP

BiteRunner is an app designed to help runners reach their goals faster by advising users on what foods to eat while they are training. The program provides training schedules for races of varying lengths. In addition, it advises runners on what to eat before and after each training session, along with specific recipes. The app is available in the Apple app store, and more information can be found at www.biterunner.com.

SUP YOGA DVD

Filmed in Tulum, Mexico, the Gentle Wave SUP Yoga DVD features Gillian Gibree performing her signature Stand Up Paddle Yoga class. Gibree is a team USA Olympic athlete who has worked as a lifeguard on Cape Cod and in New Zealand. The Hatha-style yoga video also contains imagery of underwater yoga, free diving, and paddling among Mayan ruins. The DVD is available for purchase at www.paddleintofitness.com.