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Five tips to gear up for an active lifestyle all year long

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Old Wisconsin® and Irish Spring® and Speed Stick® GEAR™ for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

One of my family’s favorite activities in winter is to hit the slopes. My husband can take the kids to the tubing hill and pull them around for hours on end without getting worn out. This is one of the many reasons I love and appreciate him – he is always willing to experience life and get active with the kids.

Be prepared to face life head-on, fuel your body and be prepared!

Winter, summer, spring, or fall; face life head-on, fuel your body, and be ready for any challenge by being prepared!

When you live an active lifestyle, you need gear that helps you fuel up for optimal performance pre and post activity. When you love experiencing life, being the doer instead of the watcher, you know what it takes to gear up for everything life may throw your way. Here are a few simple tips to help you maintain energy, be prepared for whatever comes your way, and enjoy experiencing life!

  • Snack healthier before heading out by choosing whole-grain carbs, low-fat yogurt, fruits, or vegetables.
  • Stay hydrated. Be sure to bring along a water bottle to keep yourself from becoming dehydrated – even in winter this is essential!
  • Fuel Up: If you will be active for a lengthy period of time, be sure to keep some of protein filled turkey snack bites handy, as well as some great healthy carbs such as raisins, bananas, or apples.
  • GEAR UP™: Keep cool and fresh with body wash and a great deodorant like the Irish Spring and Speed Stick GEAR lines. While sweating is a good thing for your body, staying fresh is good for others around you.
  • After exertion be sure to refuel your body. Stick to proteins and healthy carbs, and of course keep drinking water to maintain hydration. Snack bites like the Old Wisconsin Turkey Bites are the perfect thing!

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Earn cash back while getting the gear you need!

Did you know being active has perks besides staying fit and being healthy? Right now when you use the Jingit app on your mobile device, you can earn a $2.00 reward just for buying Old Wisconsin Turkey Bites and any Speed Stick or Irish Spring GEAR product when you visit Walmart. So simple and so easy, and since you are gearing up anyway why not earn a little reward?!

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And that’s not all! If you head to Jingit and watch a 30 second video, you can earn $.15 on the spot! I just did it and it was super simple.

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I know this winter we will be getting the kids out of the house and living an active lifestyle! What do you do to stay active all year long?



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28 Responses to Five tips to gear up for an active lifestyle all year long

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) December 1, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    I workout all year long. I make time to go to the gym every day!

  2. susan December 1, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    I work out at lot, and for me I am always trying to stay hydrated, it is so very important. These are some great tips.
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  3. Kelly Hutchinson December 1, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    I am super lazy and have gained a lot of weight this year. I sure could use some motivation! These are great tips.
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  4. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos December 1, 2014 at 12:49 pm #

    I try to stay hydrated but I’ve been failing lately. I need to keep a water bottle on me at all times!
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  5. Dawn December 1, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

    My husband and my son are super active, so I agree with making sure everyone stays fresh and dry. No stinky pits, please!
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  6. Jennifer December 1, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

    I wouldn’t call our lifestyle super active, however my husband is a total carnivore, so these turkey bites would be great for him to take to work with him. Thanks for sharing!
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  7. Maria December 1, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    It costs me nothing but my pair of sneakers to get out and jog, all year long. Hydration is key, as well a lean protein, tons of vegetable, & fresh fruit. And, of course, enough sleep.

  8. Cathy @ Our Mini Family December 1, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    Admittedly, it is significantly easier to lead an active lifestyle while living in Phoenix. It does tend to stay warmer here in Arizona in the winter, but I do think that you offer some great tips that are relatable to anyone no matter where they live! Thank you so much for sharing!
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  9. Carlee C December 1, 2014 at 7:35 pm #

    Well I tend to stay active since I am running after a toddler and cleaning up after kids. Now that the weather has cooled down here in FLA I am going to start working in the yard.

  10. Shauna December 1, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

    Ugh, when Hubby decided to get ‘healthy’ and start working out the whole house smelled. HA! He stunk… This is a great post and you are so right, water is super-important, as well.

  11. Amber Edwards December 1, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    The husband will go running even in the snow! I’m not that motivated. I try to eat better in the winter months and try to do more dance parties on the game systems. And on warmer days I’ll go for a walk. But I agree, taking time to take care of our bodies even in the cold of winter is important.
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  12. Debi December 1, 2014 at 8:54 pm #

    I have a hard time staying active outside because of my breathing but I try to stay active inside.
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  13. Pam December 1, 2014 at 9:01 pm #

    My husband and son use Irish Spring products and love them. They smell pretty good.

  14. Dee Mauser December 1, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

    I need to get back into my exercise routine. I injured my back and started taking meds that have caused me to put on some weight. I have no energy and it’s hard to get motivated.
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  15. Lisa Bristol December 1, 2014 at 9:30 pm #

    I do Yoga to help me stay stretched and flexible. I have been wanting to add some cardio into my routine.

  16. Mama to 5 BLessings December 1, 2014 at 10:04 pm #

    my husband uses the Irish Spring and Right Guard products. Keeps him fresh and smelling manly!

  17. Liz Mays December 1, 2014 at 10:25 pm #

    These tips are too right! My daughter swears by bananas for energy pre-workout too!
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  18. Dawn December 1, 2014 at 10:43 pm #

    Staying active is always important. These tips are great, thanks!

  19. Ann Bacciaglia December 1, 2014 at 11:04 pm #

    I do not get out much in the winter. I can not handle the cold. I try to do activities at home to help keep me active.

  20. Shasta December 1, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    Keeping hydrated is so important. People don’t realize how much water they really should be drinking even not being active.
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  21. Autumn @MamaChallenge December 2, 2014 at 12:43 am #

    I’m normally good about working out, but I need to get back into my routine. Illness always stops my activity.
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  22. kristin December 2, 2014 at 1:21 am #

    Those are some good tips. Thanks for sharing,
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  23. Marina @ Mommy Snippets December 2, 2014 at 7:14 am #

    Great tips! Being active is soo important. For me, it helps with stress around this time of year.
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  24. Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations December 2, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    I always have a bottle with me, I need it! Great tips though!

  25. Tiffany (A Mom's Take) December 2, 2014 at 10:45 am #

    Great tips for sure. I try to drink 8 glasses of water a day, and I’ve been failing lately, but I do my best.
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  26. Brandy December 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

    These are great tips, I need to be more active with my kids. Winter is nearing and we just are not as active in the Winter time.. Appreciate some ideas!
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  27. Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks) December 2, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

    Great tips for an active lifestyle! I just recently started back at the gym!
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  28. Amy Desrosiers December 2, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

    I am seriously wanting to change my lifestyle for the better. All these tips are invaluable.

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