Wednesday May 13, 2020

Today’s combination of gentle yoga and a HIIT workout is a great balance of exercises to help you get stronger and more flexible.

Today’s yoga, the Flexibility Flow, from the Kids Work It Out program focuses on poses that lengthen and stretch the muscles, prevent injury and improve athletic performance. Stretching with yoga is a great way to get you moving in the morning or a way to relax after a long day.
• (Time: 15:50)
• Handout: Flexibility Flow
A vigorous workout gets your heart pumping, builds your cardiovascular endurance, and can improve your muscle and bone strength. Today, try this HIIT workout that will challenge every muscle group!
• (Time: 20:06)
Today’s “red” activity involves combining the yoga activity with the HIIT workout. Are you up for the workout fiesta!?

Nutrition and Healthy Eating
As the weather warms up it’s even more important to stay hydrated – when you sweat, you lose valuable water from your body. But, be careful of hydrating it in a smart way! Sports drinks may seem like a good hydration option BUT they are loaded with sneaky sugar. Some sports drinks have as much sugar as a regular soda! The next time you find yourself grabbing for a sports drink why not try coconut water instead? Coconut water is a great lower-sugar, lower calorie alternative to sports drinks.
Try this Citrus Coconut water recipe this week:
• 1/2 lemon, lime or both washed and sliced
• Fill a large cup or water bottle with ice
• Squeeze and drop in lemon and lime slices
• Pour in 2 cups of coconut water
• Serve and enjoy!
Use this worksheet to track what you drink and how much sugar you’re consuming.

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