Make Mother’s Day Swell and Swole

A guest post by Dave Adams, a Boston-based copywriter and very tall gym enthusiast.

Mother’s Day is less than a week away. Keep her healthy and active with some health and fitness gifts.

Here are some goodies that she’s bound to love.

1. Cook her dinner (and breakfast…and lunch…and snacks).

Turn the tables on mom and provide her with a plate full of good-for-you foods. Make sure to show off your knowledge of leafy greens, lean meats, and health carbs (yes there is such a thing). Don’t forget to give her a bit of chocolate for a sweet dessert. Make it extra dark, of course.

2. Take her to the gym

Spot up, mom. It’s time to get swole. Well, she might actually prefer something not quite as intense, but either way, hitting the gym together is great for relationship building. No, you’re not trying to date your mom. But it makes sense that hitting the gym together can actually help strengthen couples’ relationships! Consider taking mama to the gym as practice for when you take your girlfriend/boyfriend.

3. Buy her a massage

After a day of eating like a queen and crushing squats, let mom get some alone time. Nothing says, “Love you, mom” quite like a one-hour muscle rubdown. She’ll come out stress-free, relaxed, and, most importantly, happy.

Make sure that some time between the steamed spinach, burpees, and head massage, mom gets a hug. She deserves it.

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The Voluptuous Vending Machine

A guest post by Dave Adams, a Boston-based copywriter and very tall gym enthusiast.

It’s hard to resist snacks. Health and nutrition consistency is not always easy.

We know that abs are made in the kitchen. Knowing the nutritional value of your food can go a long way…like from your chest to your tapered waist.

We can safely assume that vending machines are not commonly found in kitchens. But apparently they can hide anywhere.

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Maybe one day we’ll have vending machines packed with fruits and veggies. “Press C7 for carrot sticks.” Until that dreamy day is upon us, we’ll need to make smart snacking decisions. The vending machine doesn’t have to be an evil, fat-storing, candy-chamber. Flip it on it’s head. Well, actually, flip it around.

Try to look past the shiny label that begs you to make a muscle depleting decision. Think about what’s on the less pretty nutrition label. It will feel good to be informed about your food. You’ll be making a good decision for your brain and your biceps.

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Fortunately, it looks like that dreamy day of nutrition information on vending machines is quickly approaching. VendScreen, a leading developer of vending industry cashless payment technology, is working to make it happen!

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has laid down a set of regulations that will require point-of-purchase consumer food options to list caloric information. VendScreen is looking to do more. Basically, you’ll be able to see the full nutritional information of any product in the machine. So. Much. Information. I’m. So. Excited. You should be too.

Unfortunately, this FDA regulation won’t apply to everybody. Owners and operators of the anti-muscle food dispenser (aka vending machine) must own more than 20 machines. That’s a lot sinful snacks.

The key takeaway here is not to be fooled by the pretty packaging. “Don’t judge a book by its cover” applies not only to dating, friendships, but also…vending machines. Oh, and keep those biceps happy.