Today’s forecast is sunny & 67 degrees! The weather is finally breaking, take this opportunity to get outside. Fresh air and sun are two things that naturally make us feel better. Add physical activity to that list and you’ve got a wonderful combination!
Staying inside during home quarantine lowers our exposure to sunlight which can throw off our body’s natural rhythms. This is why some of us find that our sleep/wake cycle is disrupted – which can impact our focus, and make us feel out of sorts. Exercise can help! Even short bouts of physical activity can do wonders for your energy – so get up, stretch, and move your body!
‘The Greatest Showman’ is a movie with some fantastic dance scenes. Learn to dance the “Greatest Show” dance with one of the stars of the movie:
• https://youtu.be/qlPRDVqYO74 (Time: 2:41 – but you’ll want to practice!)
Let’s focus on building strength today with a full body workout! Substitutes for equipment include: no weights or water bottles for dumbbells and a chair for the jump box.
• https://youtu.be/cM-veFpQFnQ (Time: 41:53)
Feeling up to the challenge today? Do both the dance and the strength workouts! Post your dance to Tik Tok or Instagram and use the #healthykidsquarantined
Nutrition and Healthy
Eating Snacks often get a bad rap – but they CAN be healthy! Snacks give us energy between meals and if we make good choices can help prevent overeating when you get really hungry. Foods that fit into MyPlate food groups make great anytime snacks: fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy, whole grains, and lean protein, like nuts or seeds. Items like cookies, cake, candy, chips, pop/soda don’t make good snacks because they are high in fat, sugar, or salt. These types of snacks also don’t fill us up, so you’re likely to be unsatisfied after eating them (which is why we eat so.many.chips!).
Check out these tips for making healthy snacks at home: Making Great Tasting Snacks
This week try frozen grapes for a healthy and sweet snack you are sure to love!
- Rinse grapes in cold water for 30 seconds.
- Gently pull grapes from their stem and place on a clean kitchen towel.
- Place all the rinsed grapes into a Ziploc bag and put the bag into the freezer.
- Freeze the grapes for 8 hours.