Pick some fruit
Do you know of some neglected apple trees in your community or where some roadside raspberries are wilting away? “Give your walk more purpose (and weight) by setting out to gather along the way. Bending and squatting, reaching and carrying ramps (or other fruits and veggies), not only ramps up the physical benefits of your walk, you can count your walk toward your volunteer time by joining a gleaning group,” says Katy Bowman, biomechanist and author of Movement Matters. Not familiar with a gleaning group? It’s a group that picks unwanted fruit and donates it to a local food bank. Fresh fruit and these other items are what food banks need most.