17 Healthy Things To Do Around Boston This Week

Practice yoga covered in paint, celebrate National Donut Day with a donut relay 5k, and more.

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Yoga photo by Kadri Kurgun Photography/ Donut image provided/ Maria Shriver photo by The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement.


Take a rest day and check out these happenings around the Hub for the holiday.


Skincare Consultation with Skincando: Treat yourself to a mid-week, 30 minute one-on-one skincare and/or makeup consultation with Sara Damelio, the founder of Skincando. She has over 20 years of experience with clean skincare and makeup and has a 100 percent organic skincare line.

$15 guarantees an appointment, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Follain Beacon Hill, 65 Charles St., Boston, facebook.com

Seaport Sweat: Free fitness at the Seaport returns today and we’re pumped with a capital “P”. Catch bootcamp and boxing tonight, but check out the full schedule and all the details so you can enjoy free fitness all the way until October 12.

Free, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Seaport Common, 85 Northern Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com


Seminar on Brain Health: We’re all trying to stay young and agile for as long as possible—and that includes keeping our brains sharp and on top of things. Learn all you need to know about keeping your brain healthy as you get older from Dr. Joel Salinas at a talk on brain health at MGH.

Free, 12 p.m.- 1 p.m., Maxwell and Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center, 55 Fruit St., Boston, facebook.com

Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival: Celebrate international travel on two wheels at this two day one-of-a-kind film festival at the Regent Theatre in Arlington. Enjoy an all-cookie buffet, be entered to win a trip to Italy, and enjoy the most beloved films from the festival’s eight proceeding years.

$20-$25, May 30-31, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington, ciclismoclassico.com

Wellness Wednesday: Join Jennifer Hanway this month for a Wednesday series on tips and tricks to optimize your productivity. You’ll receive take-home notes and resources and a gluten-free, dairy-free dinner curated by Hanway herself.

Free, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Hall, 44 Gloucester St., Boston, eventbrite.com.  


Arthritis Awareness Night: Benefit the Walk to Cure Arthritis at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery for Pints for a Purpose. For every beer sold, 25 cents will be donated to the walk.

Free, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 115 Stuart St., Boston, facebook.com


Donut Day 5k Relay: Did you know June 1 is National Donut Day? Celebrate with Tracksmith at their inaugural Donut Day 5k Relay on the Esplanade. Teams consist of two runners (one male, one female) and the race will begin with the women running a 5k loop by the river. The second runner will take off as soon as they finish, and prizes will be awarded to the fastest team and fastest individual. Everyone’s consolation prize? A donut, of course.

Free, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Tracksmith, 285 Newbury St., Boston, eventbrite.com


Garden Basics Workshop: Learn how to cultivate and grow your own fresh and in-season produce in raised-bed gardens and other small spaces (perfect for city-living) at this workshop in Roxbury.

Free, registration requested but not required, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Dudley Greenhouse, thefoodproject.com.  

Seasonal Home Cooking Chat and Lunch: Talk about seasonal home cooking and how to teach kiddos about healthy eating habits. Cookbook author Leigh Belanger and nutritionist Stephanie Meyers will lead the chat, with wine and dishes from Belanger’s book to accompany it.

$54.84, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Redd’s in Rozzie, 4257 Washington St., Roslindale, facebook.com

Invictus Boston Scavenger Hunt: Join a team at Invictus and run through the city, completing tasks, and be the first team to arrive back at Tasty Burger to win.

Free, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Invictus Boston Back Bay, 31 Saint James Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com

Paint Your Practice: Designed to help remove obstacles to creativity, this yoga session has you participate in a yoga practice covered in paint. You don’t have to be a yogi or an artist to partake in this practice, just bring an open mind (and an extra set of clothes), and watch as your yoga practice comes to life on a colorful, painted canvas.

$60, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Coolidge Corner Yoga, 1297 Beacon St., Brookline, coolidgeyoga.com

Yoga in the Beer Garden: We’re big fans of yoga and beer (can’t you tell?). This week, stop by Remnant Brewing Company for yoga in the Beer Garden. The blooming garden is perfect for an hour-long Vinyasa flow followed by a cool draft and food at the adjoining cafe.

$10, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Remnant Brewing Company, Bow Market Way, Somerville, eventbrite.com


Move for Minds at Equinox: Hear from Maria Shriver as she leads a panel discussion on brain health and a brain-healthy workout at Equinox. All funds raised will be used to support women-based Alzheimer’s research initiatives.

$250 minimum donation to attend, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Equinox Sports Club, 4 Avery St., Boston, moveforminds.org

Mindful Walking in the Arnold Arboretum: Reminiscent of our forest bathing excursion, this event helps you get outside and enjoy a mindful walk amidst the trees, accompanied by a brief seated meditation at the Arboretum. Coffee and snacks will be offered afterwards.

Free, please RSVP, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston, facebook.com

Bully Boy Barre: Take your barre class to the bar this weekend. Join Sara Steele-Rogers for a barless-Barre class held at the distillery. Ticket price includes a 45 minute class. Stick around for the opening of the Tasting Room where you can enjoy Blackbird Doughnuts and a delicious cocktail.

$12, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Bully Boy Distillers, 44 Cedric St., Boston, eventbrite.com

1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk: Join the foundation for their 6th Annual walk to raise awareness about OCD and other mental disorders. It takes place at the Jamaica Pond and registration is free, but if you raise a minimum of $25 you will receive a free commemorative t-shirt.

Free, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Jamaica Pond Boathouse, 507 Jamaica Way, Boston, crowdrise.com

Brookline Symphony Orchestra 5k Fun Run & Walk: Enjoy two full loops around the Reservoir path in Chestnut Hill as you run, jog, or walk to live music. All proceeds go to the Brookline Symphony Orchestra to support their upcoming season.

$30-$35, Race starts at 10 a.m., Chestnut Hill Reservoir, 2400 Beacon St., brooklinesymphony.org.