Daily Challenge Saturday Jan. 28, 2012
Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.
Share 3 ways to get physical activity while you're at home.
How to do it
You don't need to belong to a gym or even be outside to get physical activity - there is plenty you can do at home to get your heart pumping and muscles moving! Share three ways you can get your body moving inside your house. A few ideas to get you started: dancing, climbing stairs, push-ups, or heavy cleaning.
Why it matters
Your home has lots of hidden ways to stay healthy, and anything that gets you up and off the sofa is fair game! Regular exercise can help you stay flexible, manage your weight, combat stress, and sleep better. By sharing ways to get exercise around the house, you'll motivate others to try new things - and you may even pick up some ideas yourself.
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- Marti P.BlossomingLevel 172
1) Cleaning the house and hanging out the laundry
2) Using things like Xbox kinnects and Wii with active games or DVDs like workouts/Zumba etc
4) playing outdoors with the kids
Maria Y. replied February 2, 2012 at 23:40 UTC:
I love to hang out the wash I do that when I'm a Mom's.
- Tara M.Growing
Play with your kids. I play basketball with my daughter.
push-ups, speed squats, crunches, etc. A whole workout in your living room with no equipment.
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- Jonna D.LeafingLevel 44
On my ipod, I have a playlist called "dance dance revolution" that I play when I need to move. It's full of old-school dance tunes, like the twist, and I can't help but dance along when it plays, no matter what I'm doing! This morning I was Twisting while doing my makeup, and it was a sight to see!
I always feel better after listening to these songs, and although my boyfriend and the cats think I'm crazy, the dog dances with me!
Another way I get moving is do my small exercises during the commercials on tv, or during one whole episode of The Simpsons, I'll do the PT activities I'm supposed to do.
- Dione G.BranchingLevel 37
I've got to go with Sue P. That would have to be the best way to get physical and it can be done 3 different ways!! :)
Dee P. replied February 1, 2012 at 22:56 UTC:
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Be aware of what you are doing & where you are at all times. Spread your smile, be positive, love yourself first, have fun & enjoy each moment!
♥ HUGS ♥
- Kimberley D.Blossoming
hmmmm; 3 ways to get physical activity while you're at home; okay, here goes: walk to the mailbox to get the mail & while you're at it take a few extra laps around the front yard; make the bed (which btw, was the 1st daily challenge I did today) & hang your clothes out to dry on a clothesline instead of just throwing them in the dryer (saves energy while giving you more energy; win, win); & last but not least, make love to the one you love the most. :)