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Kickin’ It With “My Other City By The Bay” Blogger Tracy Ann Guida

by Cascade Ice on January 9, 2014

Happy Thursday! This week, we are kickin’ it with Lifestyle blogger Tracy Ann Guida, author of My Other City By The Bay. Tracy is a fit foodie from Northern California on a quest to fall in love with Florida. Check out her healthy living tips!

Why is “Healthy Living” important to you?

Ever since I was young, I have always been committed to eating healthy. One of my first role models was Madonna and her dedication to fitness inspired me when I was just 12 years old. I find that when I stick to a healthy eating plan and regular exercise, I feel better and have more energy. While I do allow myself cheat days, I am always sure to run an extra mile or two so I can have that slice of pizza or piece of cake.

Who are your “Healthy Living” role models and why?

The two that first come to mind are my two friends here in Tampa – Liz Kieffer and Stephanie Sanchez May. These two lovely ladies, who happen to be sisters-in-law, are incredibly dedicated to physical fitness and healthy eating. They both inspire me on a daily basis.

What is your go-to healthy meal when you are short on time.

My go-to healthy meal is grilled chicken and steamed broccoli. I always have both on hand.

Do you have any tips for families who want to make some healthy lifestyle changes?

Replace sugary drinks with healthy alternatives such as fruit infused water and Cascade Ice. My kids love adding fresh fruit to their water such as orange and lemon slices. Always be sure to have healthy snacks on hand such as fruit, veggies, celery sticks with peanut butter, etc. Swap TV time for group walks or bike rides.

Are there any foods that you consider to be off-limits completely?

I never eat white bread and only have fried food once in a blue moon.

In addition to eating right, do you have any other tips to share on overall wellness?

Sleep and hydration are essential. You must maintain your daily water intake and sleep is vital for health and wellness.

What is your favorite Cascade Ice flavor and why?

I love Coconut Cascade Ice. It reminds me of a tropical drink and I enjoy sipping on it while trying to stay cool in the Florida heat.


Connect with Tracy Ann Guida through her Facebook and Twitter!

Easy Ways to Reenergize

by Cascade Ice on July 8, 2011

It seems like everyone fills their days with a ton activities, especially now because it’s summer and there are so many fun things to do! Naturally this can cause us all to feel a little tired from time to time. These new tips from Real Simple can really give you that energy boost you need to power through the day:

  • Do something new! Novel experiences boost your brain activity and your energy.
  • Move around, if you sit at a desk or at home all day try to get up once every hour.
  • Breathing deeply can really give you a surge of energy, so if you’re feeling stressed remember to take a deep breath.
  • Spend time doing something you enjoy! Whether it be good music or chatting with friends, these fun activities can give you that recharge you need.
  • Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated will give you energy and can help you avoid headaches.

How do you recharge when you’re feeling drowsy? Please share with us below!