13 Healthy Things to Do This Week in Boston

Participate in the Head of the Charles 5k, join a BollyX happy hour at Faneuil Hall, and more healthy things to do this week.

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Mindful Eating Seminar: Learn the benefits of mindful eating and how to incorporate it into your daily routine with this seminar lead by ASF-Peak Health’s dietitian. The class will also feature an interactive exercise.

Free, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., 20 Guest St., first floor conference room, Boston, eventbrite.com.   

Outdoor Zumba: The Boston Parks fitness series is extending into fall, so take advantage of the last few weeks of free outdoor fitness. Head to the Z Spot on Monday’s for Zumba and shimmy and shake your worries away.

Free, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., The Z Spot, 181 Mass. Ave., Boston, facebook.com


BollyX Happy Hour: How to make a Tuesday not feel like a Tuesday: Head to Faneuil Hall and take part in a BollyX Bollywood-inspired dance class before indulging in appetizers and drinks at Ned Devine’s. You’ll also have the opportunity to enter a raffle for prizes like a one year subscription to BollyX workouts on-demand.

$25+, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Ned Devine’s-Faneuil Hall, 1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, eventbrite.com  


Well Wednesday with S1E3: Appreciate the shifting fall colors and temps with a sunset vinyasa flow yoga class focusing on breath and movement at WeWork. Beer, for after class, and water, for during, will be on tap, but please bring your own mat.

Free, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., WeWork, 1 Beacon St., Boston, eventbrite.com  

Outdoor Voices Jog Club: Head to the Esplanade for a two-mile jog around the river with Outdoor Voices and see what their new men’s running line looks like. Afterwards, stick around for beers at Night Shift Brewing’s seasonal beer garden, the Owl’s Nest.

Free, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Owl’s Nest Esplanade, west of Fiedler Field, Charles River Esplanade, outdoorvoices.com 


Midday Meditation: Ditch the after-lunch grogginess by taking part in this mid-day meditation to calm and clear the mind. It’ll set you up for a productive afternoon.

$12, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Kadampa Meditation Center, 360 Center St., Jamaica Plain, meditationinboston.org

Gentle Power Flow Yoga: Focus on proper alignment, flexibility, and stability in this all-levels 60-minute yoga flow. The class will focus on sustainability throughout your practice and how to stay consistent on your yoga mat.

$12+, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender St., Cambridge, eventbrite.com


CBD Workshop at Cambridge Naturals: Learn about the healing properties of CBD oil and how to incorporate it into your daily wellness regimen. Participants will also have the opportunity to bring home CBD-infused lip balm or CBD-infused body oil and you’ll be given the opportunity to customize the oils with Cambridge Naturals essential oils.

$10+, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Cambridge Naturals, 92 Guest St., Boston, eventbrite.com


Sole Train 5k: Run to support Boston Runs Together, a community-building mentoring program that uses running as a vehicle for setting and achieving goals. The race will take place at Jamaica Pond and complimentary breakfast, ice cream, and music will be there. A kids run will also take place.

$35, 9:30 a.m., Jamaica Pond, Boston, soletrain5k.com

Cycle + Cocktail: Sweat it out on a bike before chilling with the CycleBar, cocktail in hand. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the spin studio has partnered with Double-A Project and will host a charity ride and after-party where you can enter a raffle to win two different treatments from Salon Acote on Newbury Street. Ticket includes one complimentary drink and raffle drawing.

$25, 12 p.m.-2 p.m., CycleBar, 387 Revolution Drive, Somerville, eventbrite.com.   

Yoga at Trillium: Start your Saturday at the Trillium brewery with taproom yoga and music from DJ Sprino. Your ticket is good for one beer after class and you’ll be able to get first in line for takeaway cans and bottles prior to open.

$28, 9:15 a.m.-11 a.m., Trillium Brewing, 110 Shawmut Road, Canton, eventbrite.com 

Head of the Charles 5k: If you’re not rowing in the Head of the Charles, take to the streets and run alongside the action. The race will be lead by local Fitbit Ambassadors, and you’ll have the chance to win the new Fitbit Charge 3. 

Free, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Community Boating, 21 David G Mugar Way, Boston, eventbrite.com


Mindful Forest Walk and Yoga: What’s more relaxing than getting out of the city and heading straight for the woods? This Sunday, join Backcountry Yoga at Middlesex Fells for a one hour mindful nature walk and one hour gentle yoga class that will encourage you to slow down. Bring warm layers, snacks, and plenty of water.

$30, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Middlesex Fells Reservation, 52 Hillcrest Parkway, Winchester, eventbrite.com