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Julie Smolyansky is the C.E.O. of Lifeway Foods, the Morton Grove-based company that specializes in kefir (or, drinkable yogurt that's loaded with health benefits.) Though her demanding job keeps her busy as could be, Smolyansky still upholds her company's image—and lives out its mission—by creating an impeccably healthy lifestyle for herself and her family.
Since it's that time of year when we could use a little mental and physical boost, we asked Smolyanky to map out some of her favorite Chicago spots for staying fit, sane, and in sparkling health. Here's her greatest-hits list of juice bars, gyms, grocery stores, and more.