The digital world we live in makes it easy to spend LOTS of time in front of a screen, right? Many of us spend countless hours each week sitting behind a computer screen, watching our phones, and playing video games. Yet the statistics are clear— kids and teens who exercise regularly are more likely to develop healthier lifelong habits than those who don’t. So, taking time for your health now will continue to benefit you in the long run!
Today’s yoga, the Mindful Moon Flow, from the Kids Work It Out, is named in honor of the cooling moon. This flow will stretch the spine and hamstrings while building strength in your arms, back, and core.
• Video: https://youtu.be/5ipbCJAPzJI (Time: 7:45)
• Handout: Mindful Moon Flow
Today’s Tabata workout from PopSugar will get you moving! This fast, upbeat combination of cardio and body-weight strength exercises requires no equipment, but do grab a towel and a bottle of water — you’re going to need both.
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgdb5QgI9aU (Time: 47:30)
Today’s “red” activity involves combining the yoga activity with the Tabata workout. Are you up for the challenge?
Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Dine on a dime: Shop local!
Choosing to shop locally and directly from farmers for fruits and vegetables has many benefits – the prices are often lower than in the grocery store, it supports local businesses, and even helps to reduce our carbon footprint! The resources below will help you find a market in your area and shop for the freshest, in-season produce:
Find a Farmers’ Market:
• LittleGuide Detroit’s Local Market Guide
• Michigan Farmers’ Market Association Guide Produce Availability Guide:
• Michigan Guide for Fruits and Vegetables
If you find yourself with too many farmers’ market veggies, a great option is to pickle the leftovers – they make a yummy addition to other recipes, toppings for burgers or sandwiches, or in salads. Better yet? It’s easy! Check out this quick (30 seconds!) video on a basic how-to for pickling summer veggies.