The weather is getting cooler, and we are transitioning from summer to fall. We wanted to take a moment to reflect on all the fun we had participating in healthy activities this summer. This summer we found lots of ways to enjoy the amenities that the Brook Oak neighborhood has to offer. The neighborhood was filled with healthy activities that were not deterred by the heat.
We continued our cooking class series from the spring and enjoyed tasty cooking demonstrations that featured summer produce that we could find in the Community Garden space at Waco Family Medicine, at Jubilee Market, at Urban Reap, and at Poco Loco. We learned how to make a delicious strawberry watermelon cucumber salad, southwestern spring rolls, tostados, jack fruit “pulled pork tacos” and other delightful dishes!
But we did not just spend all of our time eating. We also got outside for a neighborhood water festival (before the water restrictions) and we danced! Our healthy neighborhood series included weekly Zumba classes with our favorite Zumba instructor Mandi Garcia. Even on evenings with it was in the high 90s we danced without overheating thanks to a pleasant wind tunnel that we found in front of the community garden space at Waco Family medicine that provided us with a steady breeze. That breeze coupled with hosting classes in the evening made exercising outside pleasant. We had a blast enjoying all of these healthy neighborhood events.