Are Your Leggings Working as Hard as You Do?

An active lifestyle requires a reliable  pair of leggings that fits like a glove, is easy to care for,  keeps you dry and comfortable,  and looks great  in the gym and beyond.

An active lifestyle requires a reliable  pair of leggings that fits like a glove, is easy to care for,  keeps you dry and comfortable,  and looks great  in the gym and beyond.Are your leggings working as hard as you do? An active lifestyle requires a reliable  pair of leggings that fits like a glove, is easy to care for,  keeps you dry and comfortable,  and looks great  in the gym and beyond.

Disclosure: I received a pair of Koral leggings (as mentioned in this post)  to review on my blog. I was not financially compensated for my time. Opinions are my own.

I was happy to see the latest research from UT Southwestern’s O’Donnel Brain Institute that confirm this hypothesis:

Improving your fitness will improve your brain health and slow down the aging process!!

 IMHO, daily exercise is a small price to pay for better brain function and longevity. (Let’s not forget that it also helps us to control our weight, improves our balance (decreasing the risk of falling), and  provides benefits  to our cardiovascular health, bone density, muscle maintenance,  and overall feeling of well being.)

All of the above are  reasons why I exercise daily (and have no intention of stopping).  My commitment to an active lifestyle has shaped me into  an athleisure wear aficionado. It was a no brainer when a representative from Koral Women’s active wear asked  me to write a product review on a pair of  Koral leggings of my choice. I selected  the Koral  lustrous high rise legging in midnight blue.

Immediately after receiving them in the mail, I was curious to determine the answer to the very same question I’m asking  you : Are your leggings working as hard as you do? I analyzed the Koral High Rise Legging  in four key areas: 1. Fit and Comfort; 2. Functionality and  Performance; 3. Care; 4. Fashion. Here are the results , beginning with

  1. Fit and Comfort. Size can be a bit of a challenge for petite women. I am 5’1” and my legging  concern is  getting a sleek,  smooth fit. Nobody want’s baggy leggings and creases!  Here’s proof of the exceptional fit of the extra small.Are your leggings working as hard as you do? An active lifestyle requires a reliable  pair of leggings that fits like a glove, is easy to care for,  keeps you dry and comfortable,  and looks great  in the gym and beyond.

Not only did I get a smooth fit, these leggings are  comfortable with flattering support in both the waist  and inner thigh. They held my mid-section without feeling tight or restricted (a worry when I opt for that x-small). There is nothing worse than being discouraged to workout by ill fitting  clothing.  The fabric (Koral Infinity) which BTW is recognizable by it’s opaque shine, is the bomb. It really is like a second skin.

2. Functionality and Performance.  I evaluated the Koral leggings on this criteria over several days. On the  first day I took the  Koral leggings through the paces while performing a circuit training  that combined both cardio  and  strength movements.  The Koral leggings delivered on compression and support, providing comfort during running,  lifting, squating,  bending , jumping and pushing.Are your leggings working as hard as you do? An active lifestyle requires a reliable  pair of leggings that fits like a glove, is easy to care for,  keeps you dry and comfortable,  and looks great  in the gym and beyond.

In addition to the freedom of movement provided by the Koral legging, the fabric wicked moisture from my skin, and the  leggings  held their shape and smooth and dry appearance throughout my activity.

 3. Care. Taking care of my Koral legging after training was as easy as a  cold water wash with my other workout gear and the usual  air dry routine I provide all my athleisure wear. They were clean, dry and ready to get me through a second day of Are your leggings working as hard as you do?training when I opted  for an edgy workout that included rowing on a simulated paddle board. Notice the fit of the Koral leggings is just a good on day two.

4. Fashion. I have learned the importance of finding enjoyment in everything I do, yes, even the WOD!  For me, one of the  joys of exercise is participating in group classes. Another is wearing clothing that I adore. It may sound cheesy, but  it’s the simple things  keep me engaged with a healthy lifestyle. I  consider my Koral high rise leggings a foundational piece in my wardrobe;  this classic bottom  can be worn with a myriad of other  pieces, both athleisure and non-athleisure. Having multiple options for styling them saves me time getting dressed in the morning. When I finish my workout and  leave the gym, my outfit looks intentional and I ‘m ready to run errands, again  saving me time by avoiding having to make a second  trip out later.

The benefits of an active lifestyle are HUGE! Finding  ways to keep you consistent with daily exercise are priceless.  By reviewing the Koral leggings, I conclude they give me a leg up on the day with their exceptional fit,  comfort during exercise,  easy care, and style that allows me  to make gains and get on with my life right out of the gym. Yes, these leggings are working as hard I as am!

 

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Tumeric Popcorn

Tumeric popcorn makes a low calorie, heart healthy snack that's also a serving of whole grains.

Popcorn made in a brown bag and seasoned with turmeric  makes a low calorie, heart healthy  snack  that’s also is a serving of whole grains. 

Popcorn gets a bad rap. I guess it’s  because we associate it with movie theater popcorn that’s loaded with butter and salt.  But by itself,  popcorn  is a  heart hero! It’s naturally very low in saturated fat and  sodium and high in fiber.  One serving is a generous three cups and only 90 calories.  Talk about a good snack for weight control, popcorn  helps to  curb your hunger by filling you up.  Here’s another plus, according to a study from Scranton Pennsylvannia , popcorn is packed with antioxidants. Who knew?

Perhaps your thinking, ‘yeah healthy without butter, but  how can it be any good’? I hear you! This is where creativity, experimentation  and some fun kicks in! Got a favorite flavor or go to spice… pop up some popcorn and add it in.  Start by spritzing brown bag popcorn (recipe below) with a cooking spray, lightly salting and seasoning it  to suit your taste buds.  Inspired by many of your comments in my recent post Tumeric Milk Baked Oatmeal with Pistachios and Dried Cranberries, I used turmeric. I was blown away with not only the taste, but the golden color tumeric gives this snack.

Put popcorn back in your life and enjoy the benefits of a delicious tasting whole grain.Tumeric Air Popped Popcorn

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Tumeric Brown Bag Popcorn

Popcorn made in a brown bag and seasoned with turmeric  makes a low calorie, heart healthy  snack  that's also is a serving of whole grains. 

Heart healthy Tumeric Brown Bag Popcorn has only 90 calories in a 3 cup serving!

  • Author: Diane Boyd
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Microwave

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernels
  • 3 second spray of cooking spray
  • 1/16 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

Instructions

Place popcorn kernels in a glass baking dish and spray with cooking spray. Pour contents of dish into a brown paper lunch bag and fold the top over twice. Place into microwave oven and use popcorn setting . Should take about 5 mintutes to pop. Pour into serving dish, spray with cooking spray and lightly season with salt and ground tumeric. Toss to coat.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3 cups
  • Calories: 90
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 130 mg
  • Fat: 1 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 0 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 19 grams
  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Protein: 3 grams

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