It’s the perfect weather to get moving outdoors! We’ve whipped up a list of our favorite physical activities that can be done in your local park or yard with minimal equipment.
Jumping Rope can help condition the heart, improve coordination, support brain function + a host of other health benefits (read more). It’s also fun for both adults + children and doesn’t require a lot of space! Check out our friends at Punk Rope Fitness for jump rope based exercise routines and affordable jump ropes.
Bicycling is a fantastic way to stay active and get around town! Riding a bike offers a low impact cardiovascular workout, plus it’s proven to build bone and muscle (read more). Citibike offers affordable bike rentals throughout The Bronx and rest of NYC, allowing you to grab a bike and go!
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that has been proven to support physical and mental health. In fact, the practice is often described as “meditation in motion” and serves as a great low impact exercise option and complementary therapy for chronic illness. Some of the physical benefits of Tai Chi include building muscle strength and improving flexibility + balance (read more). Tai Chi is a great activity to practice socially distanced and outdoors with friends. There are a number of wonderful free introductory tutorials available on YouTube, including this 5 minute lesson by Tai Flow.
All physical activity must be fueled by a delicious, plant-based snack! This week we’ve created a delicious Smoky Maple Pecan butter that pairs perfectly with your favorite sliced fruit & vegetables. Enjoy a serving and get moving!
Smoky Maple Pecan Butter
Yields: 16 servings (Serving = 2 T)
By Sustainable Snacks
Total Time: 5 minutes
2 cups Smoky Maple Pecans
Fruit & Vegetable slices to serve
- Place Smoky Maple Pecans in a food processor and process on high speed for about 5 minutes, scraping down the side as needed.
- Transfer pecan butter to a mason jar. Secure with cover and store in the pantry.
- Enjoy, as a pre workout snack, with your favorite fruit and veg slices.
Sustainable Snack Hacks:
- Use seasonal produce and leave on the skin for maximum nutrition. We used apples and celery from Misfits Market.
- Add a dollop of pecan butter to oatmeal or whole grain toast for a quick and protein rich breakfast option.
This recipe is a good source of:
- Plant-based protein