Daily Challenge Tuesday Apr. 26, 2011
Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.
Break your daily routine and find a few minutes to move that body.
How to do it
Is it always the "same old, same old" day after day? Most people have a daily routine that can get, well, routine. First, think about something you always do at roughly the same time. Got something in mind? Before you do it today, move your body. For example, if you always take a break in the afternoon, take a short stroll beforehand. If you normally watch TV after dinner, then do some stretches first, before you tune in. Whatever you choose is fine - the point is to move that body first.
Why it matters
Although most people need to have some sort of daily routine, doing the same things day after day can get pretty dull! Introducing something new into your day can improve your mental-well being by providing a little surprise for that bored brain. And walking is a great way to raise your heart rate and get your blood moving - another treat for your body and mind.
Talk about a rip-roaring routine! According to the Guinness Book of World Records, American Dale Webster has gone surfing every day since September 2, 1975.
- Robin R.Blossoming
Took a student on a walk to calm them through their transition time. Walked briskly through High school halls and up and down 3 flights of stairs 3 times. Took 30 minutes. Got to say good morning to many faculty and staff that I usually don't come in contact with during the day. 8=)
- Erica G.Growing
Did a 2 mile run with my neice!! Talk about a workout...then later that day we worked out at home for an hour...When I went to bed...I was OUT!!
- Aylene W.Leafing
I broke out my wii and my 7 yr old grandaughter and I did the Just Dance cd,,boy did I move!! Plus it was a lot of fun and she said Grandma it was just girly time. Loved it !!!
- Cuppy B.BlossomingLevel 175
I went back and saw this one. I am in transition in my life and little blue, and have not been running as I usually do. I think that adds to my blahs. I am going back to do this challenge because it will help break the cycle and make me feel and look better. YAY1
Rachel K. replied June 29, 2013 at 18:50 UTC: