Get Started Roundup – A smorgasbord of food and fitness

If you’ve been following us this month of May, you’ll know we’ve been serving up a smorgasbord of activities that relate to food and fitness. 

We started the month with dancing and hopscotching in the kitchen. Rather than thinking about how silly you might look, think of the benefits: if you get your heart beating faster for at least 10 minutes, it counts toward the 150 minutes of moderate-to vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) you need per week. 

Which brings us to hydration, and the critical role water and nutrition plays in our bodies. Consider this: the average adult body is made up of 60% water, and for every hour the average person exercises, we produce about 0.8 to 1.4 liters (roughly 27.4 to 47.3 oz.) of sweat. That’s a lot of “coolant” leaking out of our bodily systems, particularly as the temps and our heartrates rise. Read this blog to learn how to fuel your movement properly.

All this talk about warm weather makes us pine for picnics. Packing a basket with a fresh baguette and a hunk of cheese, unfurling a blanket – it’s a nostalgic activity best served in the great outdoors. It’s also the perfect opportunity to plan a little outdoor physical activity. No need to rack your brain for what to do; we’ve got you covered.  Click here for a Picnic Check List to inspire your next outdoor outing.

We rounded out the month of May with some gardening activities. Whether you have a backyard or balcony garden, you’re a member of a community garden or a volunteer green thumb at your local city or town park – click here to read the blog on garden-related activities that you can work into a workout.