Let’s get physical, GVL. 🏋 Sat., May 1 is National Fitness Day, and the certified exercise pros at the YMCA of Greenville have 7 fit tips to help you get moving:
7 tips to help you get moving ahead of National Fitness Day, Saturday, May 1 | Photo via Pexels
👟 Start moving; keep moving — Shoot for about 150 minutes (~20 minutes per day) of moderate level intensity cardio exercise per week. ProTip – Mix in a couple days of full body weight training to focus on muscular strength and endurance.
👟 Do what you like — This may seem obvious, but find exercises that you enjoy doing and activities that motivate you to keep going throughout the week. If the den is your safe space or if you are crushed for time and can’t come into your branch, the Y has a ton of virtual classes and workouts on its new mobile app. ProTip: Get the most out of your YMCA membership by meeting with one of their wellness coaches to get connected with the right exercise plan for you.
👟Stay hydrated — Don’t forget to drink enough water. The minimum amount of water you should drink is half your weight in ounces. (Read: a 150 lb person should drink a minimum of 75 oz per day). Carry around a fun water bottle that you enjoy drinking out of and take it everywhere – errands, the Y + even around the house.
👟Remember to eat — Be sure to fuel your body for the type of exercise you do. Even if you only have 5 or 10 minutes, eat an apple or banana + hydrate well. A healthy diet helps replenish your body and prevent nutrient deficiencies, which can impact your body’s response to germs and pathogens. An apple a day really can keep the doctor away.Ⓟ
Dish ○ ICYMI — Greenville’s Greek Festival is back the weekend of May 14. The 35th annual festival will have a drive-thru and limited outside dining options. ○ In the mood for a light (and easy) dinner? Enter:Lowes Foods’ Pick & Prep family-size salads. Just add your favorite dressing (and maybe a side of fried chicken). 🥗 Ⓟ
ForPets ○ Wagging Around Greenville rounded-up5 reasons why A Dogs Day Out program withGreenville County Animal Care may be a perfect fit for your family. The program teaches families how to care for animals +take responsibility for them, all while giving adoptable pups a day out on the town. 🐕 (Wagging Around Greenville) ○ Monthly Saturday Vaccine Clinics are back at Greenville Humane Society on the first Saturday of each month — beginning May 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. — offering a wide variety of affordable pet services like vaccinations, heartworm testing, preventative medications + more. Clinics are in addition to normal operating hours. 🐾Ⓟ
Number ○ $100,000. Thanks to an anonymous donor, every donation made to theProject HOPE Foundation before May 3 will be matched — up to a total of $100,000. You can make a donationhere. 💰
Civic ○ Greenville Business & Brews— a monthly networking social for community-engaged professionals — is back May 11 from 5:15-7:15 p.m. at NOMA Square with Mayor Knox White. The event is free to attend and open to the public. 🍻
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Edu ○ Perennials for Pollinators | Tues., Apr. 27 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free, register here | Horticulture Agent Drew Jeffers will teach the basics of growing perennials that attract pollinators. 🌼
Cause ○ Pops For Pups | Tues., Apr. 27 | 6 a.m.-9 p.m. | 3’s Golf and Grill, 61 Villa Rd. | Register here | Play some golf or make a donation to the Pops for Pups Endowment Fund. 🐕
Networking ○ Old Fashioned Networking | Tues., Apr. 27 | 6 p.m. | Revel, 304 E. Stone Ave. | $30 | An educational workshop that will allow vendors to relate the value and tools of old fashioned networking to the steps of making the classic drink: The Old Fashioned. 🥃
Dish ○ Ladies Who Lunch & Shop | Tues., Apr.il 27 | 11:30-2:30 p.m. | Greer Station | $10 | Enjoy a lunch through downtown Greer with 10 shopping + tasting locations.
PlanAhead ○ GVL Hustle’s Networking Event| Thurs., Apr. 29 | 6-9 p.m. | ComRADery CoWork, 25 Delano Dr. | $15 | Join a night of networking, connections, and community. ○ Parking Lot Party | Thurs., Apr. 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Centre Stage | $25 | An evening of live entertainment on the top deck of the parking garage behind Centre Stage.
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