07/26/2013 08:22 am ET

Health Blog Roundup: Tips For First-Time Surfers, Delicious Summer Side Dishes And More


There are hundreds of wonderful sites on healthy living to be seen all over the blogosphere. Here at Fit Links, we'll introduce you to some that have caught our eye.

Hitting the waves can be intimidating for a first-time surfer. Well + Good brings you five first-timer surfing tips that'll give you the confidence to dive straight into adventure this summer.

It's barbecue season, and that means colorful, summery dishes. Get creative in the kitchen this weekend with one of SparkPeople's 11 standout summer sides. You'll have the neighbors begging for the recipe!

For those of us who spend many hours in and many dollars on our favorite workout gear, it's a shame to watch them go to ruin in the laundry. Fit Bottomed Girls has the solution with their guide to washing your exercise clothes so they last!

Sick of crunches? POPSUGAR Fitness shares three standing ab exercises that tone your middle while also working your entire body.

Need some inspiration to get moving? Check out these motivational fitness quotes:

Fitness Quotes