Daily Challenge Friday Apr. 27, 2012
Name a positive health change you made in the past, and reflect on how you overcame any challenges.
How to do it
Name one positive health change you have made in your life, and reflect on any challenges you had to overcome to do it. Perhaps it's a new health habit you learned by doing Daily Challenge, or something you picked up from someone else. It could be as small as deciding to floss each day, or as big as quitting smoking for good!
Why it matters
We all need positive reinforcement, and what better source than from ourselves? By focusing on one change you've made to better your health and remembering the hurdles you overcame, you remind yourself that you can take on other things, too! Being successful at one thing can set the stage for others.
Pop star P!nk began smoking at age 9 and gave it up more than two decades later, at age 30.
One I need to make again... no more tobacco
drinking more tea and running a 5k at least once a month
I try to eat whole wheat products when possible.
I started to drink water instead of sugary drinks, at first it was hard becaus the sugar just tastes so good but I started to feel better without the sugar and that made it easier
Linda A. replied May 4, 2012 at 12:19 UTC:
Yoga has helped my health soooo much!!
Almost everything I did in the last 4 years was a positive health change for me. Losing 15kgs, eating healthy and natural, exercising daily, just to name a few. I'm a different, better person, just ask anyone :)
In 2005 my weight had dropped from 120 to 94 before I was finally diagnosed with sarcoidosis.
I was prescribed prednisone and wow! I gained over 90 lbs on that drug over the 6 years I was on it!
I had always been active and athletic, but now with this lung condition, I was fat and now couldn't really exert myself enough to lose the weight.
I had been a member of a fitness center but decided to join Curves (for a slow start).
As I slowly started building up my stamina, I needed a full gym again. About a year ago, I incorporated a personal trainer.
I am committed to fitness and healthy living.
This is indeed a challenge I must continually overcome.
getting more sleep................drinking more water reading it was easy to do...because that was what i wanted to do...................when you want to do something you do it
Joyce W. replied May 4, 2012 at 13:36 UTC:
Done, MANY years ago -- late 1980's. Gave up Coke-A-Cola. When I saw a bus stop sign in Ottowa, Canada with the word "POISON" spray painted across a Coke ad, it got me to thinking. In my mailbox when I returned home was a copy of "Your Body's Many Cries for Water" by Dr. Batman. It was from my friend who was trying to kick the cola habit too. Reading how important H2O is and how toxic cola is -- no brainer and quit cold turkey. Best positive health change I made many moons ago.
I was diagnosed with "gout" 4 years ago. I changed my diet and along with medication no more attacks. Hallelujah!
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