Wednesday May 20, 2020

Physical Activity
You may be facing all sorts of new challenges right now – learning online, missing friends and social activities, and trying to stay active during quarantine. Sometimes, everyone needs a little encouragement to keep going! Who is your cheerleader? Think of someone who is always in your corner, will motivate you to keep working hard, and help you celebrate all the small wins. Connect with them today!

Workout of the Day (WOD)!
• Use this A-B-C exercise guide (with video demonstrations)
• Using the associated exercises, spell “ENCOURAGE”. Social support helps you to start and continue exercise. Have a friend join you in your exercise!

Your ‘yellow’ challenge today is to extend the WOD:
• Use this A-B-C exercise guide:
• Using the associated exercises, spell “ENCOURAGEMENT”

Today’s “red” activity involves encouraging your friends to be physically active with you! Can you set up a group video call to exercise together? Or text each other with healthy tips? Having a workout partner helps motivate you and makes it more fun!

Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Healthy Snack Hack- Hummus
Today, we’re serving up an easy hummus dip in honor of National Hummus Day (who knew?!). The main ingredient in hummus is chickpeas, which pack a serious punch of plant-based protein so they are an excellent meat replacement. They are also filled with fiber, so this snack is sure to fill you up and keep you satisfied. Our easy recipe swaps some ingredients you may not have on hand (like tahini) with some simple spices so you can whip this up anytime.
Hummus Dip
· 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas),
drained and rinsed
· 2 to 4 tbsp. water
· 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
· 1 tbsp. lemon juice
· 1 garlic clove, minced
· 3/4 tsp. ground cumin
· 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. salt
• Add the chickpeas, 2 tablespoons of water, the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt to a food processor or blender. Process until smooth and creamy. If needed, add additional water to thin out the hummus and 1/4 teaspoon of salt to taste.
• Enjoy with veggies or whole grain crackers or pita.

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