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Creating Healthy Habits in OKC

 

Whether you’re trying to keep up with your New Year’s resolutions or you are simply looking to create healthier routines, we’re giving you the inside scoop on how you can maintain healthy habits while living and working downtown.

While many downtown restaurants offer healthy options, we have a few up our sleeve that always have great dishes made with the best quality ingredients. Visit Nebu in the Devon Tower Mondays through Fridays for a wide variety of breakfast and lunch options that are sourced mindfully and with health in mind. Want to try a hidden gem? Take a walk over to the Nourished Food Bar located on Dean A McGee in the Carnegie Centre. Here you’ll find grab-and-go clean eats like hearty salads, soups, and snacks. Also in the area is Café 420, the alkaline plant-based stop. All the food from this niche kitchen is organic and made from scratch. Get incredible dishes ranging from quinoa bowls to chickpea omelets or try a new drink like power punching protein shakes or a shot of seamoss minerals to get your day going!

Mindful eating isn’t the only way to practice a healthy lifestyle. Getting active outdoors is another great way to form habits that benefit your overall wellness. There are plenty of ways to get a little extra exercise around the city. On your lunch break? Don’t stay behind your desk, take a walk over to the Myriad Gardens or Scissortail Park and follow well-paved paths surrounded by natural scenery to get your steps in. If you’re interested in doing more than just a little walking, find a Spokies bike to ride around for an hour or so, or, use it to transport to your next meeting instead of hopping in the car. Relive stress and quiet your mind with Botanical Balance Free Yoga at the Myriad Gardens on Tuesday evenings at 6pm and Saturday mornings at 9am. Just bring a yoga mat and bottle of water to the Park House in the gardens and you’ll be set for an hour of yoga led by instructors from the YMCA.

These suggestions merely scratch the surface of eateries and available exercise opportunities offered in the downtown area to help build healthy habits. Visit keepmovingokc.org, a wellness initiative of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, to find easily accessible resources.

Originally published in What’s Up Downtown E-Newsletter№158: Blog is Back! Check it out Inside ➡️