Executive functioning includes mental skills that allow us to plan and organize, focus, remember things, and make decisions. One of the few ways to improve our executive functioning is through physical activity. Research tells us that young adults who exercise have faster reaction time and better working memory. All the more reason to get moving!movement-based mindfulness, which improves executive functions like memory, flexible thinking, and self-control.
• https://youtu.be/WezQOr3PfHY (Time: 7:50)
• Handout: Slow Flow
This low impact cardio workout will get your heart pumping, build your cardiovascular endurance, and improve your muscle and bone strength. Today, try this HIIT workout that will challenge every muscle group!
• https://youtu.be/Lhkm4dNCK9Y (Time: 38:59)
Today’s “red” activity involves combining the yoga activity with the HIIT workout. Are you up for the challenge?
Nutrition and Healthy Eating
You likely know how important water is for your body to function – we literally can’t live without it! But, sometimes you probably still have a craving for sweet and fizzy pop. Drinking pop can pack sugar into your diet, add hundreds of unnecessary calories to your daily intake, and causes cavities! For a great, fizzy treat, try this pop alternative:
Start with your favorite kind of juice – make sure it’s 100% juice with no added sugar. (Try apple, cranberry, or grape.
Add ¼ cup of juice into 1 cup of sparkling water.
Stir it well and drink it over ice.
This adds flavor and bubbles without the added sugar, while still giving you plenty of hydration.
Share your creations and recipes by posting online, using #healthykidsquarantined! Remember to stay hydrated!