Monday May 18, 2020

Physical Activity

You know that good-feeling sensation you get after doing something physical? It’s like a “happy pill” with no side effects! Regular physical activity can help relieve stress, anxiety, depression and anger. So, exercise isn’t just good for you – it’ll help you feel good too!

Today’s TikTok dance tutorial is for Benee’s “SupaLonley.” It’s a slow tutorial for a long dance! If you’re feeling ‘supalonley’ there are lots of ways to get help. Be sure to connect with friends and family!
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Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that packs a big workout punch. It involves slow, precise movements and breath control which isolates and strengthens your muscles. Give Pilates a try today with this workout!
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Feeling up to the challenge today? Do both the dance and the Pilates workouts! Post your dance to Tik Tok or Instagram and use the #healthykidsquarantined

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Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Protein is one of the 5 essential food groups from MyPlate. It is helpful to think of protein as a building block that helps us BUILD our muscles, bones, skin and blood. When you feel hungry, grabbing for a snack full of protein is a great way to feel fuller, longer.

To get protein, you don’t have to only eat meat. Did you know that there are many plant-based protein sources that are inexpensive and easy to find? Canned beans like kidney, pinto and black beans are a great source. Chickpeas and lentils are also a great way to get some protein. Check out this protein tip sheet for suggestions on how to vary your protein, and track your weekly servings using this protein tracker!

Bonus Recipe: Black bean and corn salsa (with protein-packed beans!)
· 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
· 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
· 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
· 2 tablespoons chopped onion
· 2 tablespoons lime juice
· 1 tablespoon olive oil
· 1 teaspoon chile pepper
· 1/4 teaspoon salt
Mix all ingredients together, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

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