The shift from summer break to full-speed-ahead fall can be stressful on the mind, body and spirit. Taking care of your health through diet and exercise is especially beneficial in times of transition. Here are some great ways to stay fit, get outside, learn a new sustainable skill, eat delicious and healthy food, and invest in socially conscious beauty products. Happy Fall!
Paradise Farms CSA
The Sacred Space, a luxury wellness compound in Wynwood, also owns and operates Paradise Farms in Homestead. Its 26-week Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription service for seasonal, organic produce starts November 14, but it’s a good idea to sign up now since coveted memberships sell out. Exclusive events and recipes are included.
Team building, fitness and philanthropy come together on September 23. The Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run’s Miami 5K road race (walkers welcome) at Bayfront Park benefits United Way. The Florida Today Corporate 5K’s tenth anniversary at the Melbourne Orlando International Airport features live music and libations and raises funds for the American Cancer Society.
mercedesbenzcorporaterun.com | brevardcorporate5k.com
Riverbend Park Yoga
Exercising outdoors is a huge perk of Florida living. Take advantage during Sunday morning yoga classes amid Old Florida foliage at Riverbend Park in Jupiter. Serenity Yoga’s one-hour instruction also incorporates meditation, sound healing and aromatherapy. Afterward, rent bikes and kayaks to tour the gorgeous scenery. Pack a picnic, too.
Natural is a key word these days, from natural wines to natural beauty. Several local establishments offer workshops to learn about sustainable, natural dyes made from plant matter. The Miami Beach Botanical Garden hosts a two-hour tutorial on September 26, while Aya Fiber Studio in Stuart hosts regular workshops and private classes.
mbgarden.org | ayafiberstudio.com
Vegan Fine Foods and Vegan Fine Beauty
The wellness entrepreneur and vegan behind Fort Lauderdale-born Vegan Fine Foods market and café opened Vegan Fine Body in the Shops at Boca Center in Boca Raton. The boutique specializes in 100% plant-based, cruelty-free natural products such as cosmetics, skin care, hair care and supplements. Order with delivery through the CornerShop app, too.
New York Times food columnist Tejal Rao launched the Veggie, a weekly newsletter with easy, plant-forward recipes delivered right to your inbox. Each edition focuses on an ingredient, region, dish, etc. Recent themes have been miso, everyday dals and what to do with day-old bread like the country panzanella salad with watermelon dressing pictured.