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How to Stay Healthy And Active In Tel Aviv

How to Stay Healthy And Active In Tel Aviv
It’s that time of year when everyone vows to swear off carbs and hit the gym at least five days a week. This year, become fit while having fun and actually enjoying healthy food. Find out all the ways you can live a healthy lifestyle in Tel Aviv.
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Fresh Kitchen

As the name implies, all the food at Fresh Kitchen is prepared fresh. You can walk away feeling satisfied and not bloated with regret. The menu indicates which items are gluten free, vegan, and low calorie and gives the nutritional breakdown. A favorite is the warm green salad: seared tofu with hot green beans, mushrooms, sesame seeds, and a homemade pesto sauce. There’s also a list of specialty smoothies, which includes a description of the benefits of each ingredient. In addition, Fresh Kitchen has four conveniently located branches in Tel Aviv.

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Taste of Life

Vegans, you are in luck; Tel Aviv is host to an ever increasing number of vegan restaurants. Taste of Life is a fixture, a vegan and vegetarian restaurant which uses only organic ingredients. It offers six different types of veggie burgers, and on Tuesday afternoon there’s an all-you-can eat buffet full of yummy vegan cuisine.

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Lunchbox

The hardest part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is that it can be time consuming. Now, it is no longer a problem. At Lunchbox, you can quickly pick up a freshly chopped salad or a healthy entrée in the time it takes for someone to ask, ‘do you want fries with that.’ The majority of items on the menu are under 30 shekel, and the menu lists the calories and nutritional breakdown.

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Bisaleh

If you’re too busy to pop in and grab something from Bisaleh, you can order food online and have it quickly delivered to your door. You can even arrange for healthy kids’ meals to be dropped off at your child’s gan. Search for items using filters such as vegan, vegetarian, paleo, lactose-free, gluten-free, and low-fat. Bisaleh was founded by a couple who wished to lead a healthy lifestyle, yet had trouble dedicating time to cook a healthy dinner. They realized lots of people had the same predicament and decided to create a solution.

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Liv

Liv aspires to a homey feeling. The décor and wholesome food make for a warm and welcoming ambiance. Each day of the week offers a different menu. There’s a special lunch deal for 38 shekel, which includes a starter, a main with two sides, and a sugar-free lemonade or iced tea. Everyday the vegetables are brought fresh from the shuk, ensuring each dish is fresh and flavorful.

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Outdoor Fitness Israel

Outdoor Fitness Israel offers over 80 different classes each week; most of them take place outdoors at parks across the Tel Aviv. Connect your smartphone with one of the special heart rate monitors, which track your heart rate and the number of calories burned, ensuring you get the most out of each workout. At the end of each session your results will be sent to your email inbox.

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AnaYoga

Ana, the yoga teacher at AnaYoga, is very passionate and believes that practicing yoga is healthy for both the mind and body. She is attentive to each of her students and incorporates different techniques within each lesson. Sessions are available for small groups and individuals.

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Acro Yoga

Acro Yoga is a combination of acrobatics and yoga. It is done in pairs; one person balances the other while they conduct various poses. This is perfect for experienced yogis looking for a challenge and a way to further develop their skills. Classes are arranged throughout Tel Aviv.

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Marta

Join Marta, Tel Aviv’s running club. Sign up and you’ll be placed with a group of people with the same capabilities and goals as you. Whether it is running a marathon or shedding a few kilos, each group has its own professional coach to help the members reach their targets.