5 Hacks For A Healthier Week — Apr 12 2015

Photographed by Justin Namon.
In addition to wiping down your yoga mat after every class, you can also make a DIY cleaning solution made up of white vinegar, water, and tea tree oil. And bookmark Self’s guide to cleaning your mat immediately. A strong core is essential for good posture and a strong body, which is why the plank is so important. Push yourself with our 30 day plank challenge and in no time you’ll be stronger than ever. Finally, another reason to go barefoot (and just in time for warm weather)! Jordan Metzl, M.D., spoke with Shape about avoiding foot injuries and caring for your feet. He recommends walking around barefoot as much as possible. This can help build muscles in your feet without any additional exercise. Before you blend your next smoothie, try adding some olive oil to the mix. It can help your body absorb more of vitamins and nutrients in your smoothie. These 10 smoothie ingredients are perfect for adding an energy boost to your breakfast, making you one step closer to loving mornings.

These plant based recipes
, like a Strawberry Hemp Milkshake, are perfect for a weekend brunch at home. Plus, they’re packed with protein.

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