Daily Challenge Friday Apr. 27, 2012
Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.
Promote arm strength when walking today: Set a timer and do 10 wall-push ups during your walk.
- Shirley C.BranchingLevel 112
No wall push ups, but did five tree ones.Only a very short walk today.
- Shirley F.BlossomingLevel 323
Hello all ... another busy day today; lots of work and then dinner and attend a concert with a friend. There was walking, but not enough time to stop and do the wall-push ups. Saturday is my day to relax and do my walking ... for me. I will get it done this weekend. Another DONE in advance.
I start a pact tomorrow with Jenny A. ... Looking forward to it.
I hope everyone had a Fantastic Friday ... now onto the weekend! Blessings! :)
- Sharon G.Flourishing
I like to add the instructions on how to do the challenges with my postings. I post my postings to everyone and many people do not understand how to follow through with the challenges. So here we go to review the instructions:
"How to do it
Set your phone or watch timer to chime during your walk today. When it does, do 10 wall push-ups by standing in front of a wall and extending your arms in front of you. Lean forward, place your palms flat on the wall, and push off, as if you were doing a traditional push-up. Taking a walk in the country? Do those push-ups against a tree.Set your phone or watch timer to chime during your walk today. When it does, do 10 wall push-ups by standing in front of a wall and extending your arms in front of you. Lean forward, place your palms flat on the wall, and push off, as if you were doing a traditional push-up. Taking a walk in the country? Do those push-ups against a tree.
Why it matters
A daily walk works great for maintaining cardiovascular fitness, but man (and woman) can't live by cardio alone! By getting your arms into the action, you introduce an element of strength training and involve your upper body in your daily exercise. Strength training stops your body from shedding muscle as you age, reduces the risk of osteoporosis and diabetes, and aids in maintaining flexibility.
Lizards in the suborder Iguania use push-ups to convey messages of courtship and territoriality."
I had to wait until the end of my walk and had to use the garage door to do the wall push-ups. Many of the homes I walk by are fenced and the other homes had trees in very difficult to get to areas or on hills. My gait is still not that stable to attempt to try anything with any degree of risk. But, it worked. Years ago in a motor vehiclular accident both of my arms had multiple breaks and I broken on side of the pelvis and cracked the other and developed multiple back problems which continue to reveal themselves with age. The arthritis has attached the entire body and I am so thankful that I am a creative person and usually can work around difficult situation. The walk isvery good for me but I do have to add alterations. So everyone out there in Daily Challenge Land, there is no such thing as "Can't do it"-----Find a way. Email me and I will help you find a way. Nothing is impossible. God bless everyone as we each face our challenges and difficulties each day. Know that you are not alone....besides God, you have so many DCers right here holding their hands for you.
- Cynthia R.Flourishing
Abby -- thanks for the encouragement...it really did prompt me and I would have hated to lose my streak! Today was a busy day...I felt as though I was about 10 minutes behind the entire day (which is never a pleasant feeling for me...one who prides herself for being on time (or early) for everything). So, here I am, way more than 10 minutes late for completing my post for the day. The walk wasn't as long as I'd hoped today, but there were definitely wall push ups (though I prefer the "real kind" on the ground). The weather here has been very pleasant for walking and I am keeping fingers crossed that it will continue to be so. My son is on a camping trip with his Boy Scout troop this weekend, so my daughter and I are enjoying some "girl time" and will be definitely taking a walk tomorrow. Happy weekend everyone!
Show moreApril S. and others posted 4 replies.
Melissa M. replied April 28, 2012 at 16:51 UTC:
At least you walked-that should not be overlooked. :) Enjoy your weekend, Cynthia!
Donna C. replied April 28, 2012 at 17:58 UTC:
Ah, I remember girl-time with my Mom. ♥
I'll be having my version of girl-time in just a bit, when I walk the dog.
She and one of the cats are the only other girls around here...testosteroni is the dish of the day at our house! ;-)
- Sophia G.BlossomingLevel 123
LOVE IT!!! I never do this but guess what now it will become a routine. WHEW I am glad that I made it through this week it has been quite a busy one. Happy Friday DC!!!!
Show moreChrys O. and others posted 3 replies.
Jenny L. replied April 28, 2012 at 17:47 UTC:
You can also carry a band and make your walk a circuit strength training workout. Have a great weekend Sophia. I'm hoping to visit your neck of the woods in the next 2 months.
Sophia G. replied May 1, 2012 at 1:49 UTC:
Jenny I look forward to seeing you if you make it here in 2 months.
- Jae B.GrowingLevel 184
- Alaina W.Flourishing
I tried to do this at work, between floors on the elevator, but it was too quick, and then another, I didn't think there was an appropriate place in the hall to do it on that trip. I will do it later. I did do the challenge from yesterday. I did it down one of the sides of the courtyard at work. Kinda fun, but I did not run, just a kind of fast walk.
My 5th and final Pride-filled soul sister pact, and I think I am proud of all the changes in the last year. I have moved down here to Alabama from Boone, NC. I got a job. I have given up stuff that is hard to give up, most of all my four-legged furry baby boy Diego. Yes, I may lapse and get homesick, but that's remedied by talking to family and friends. I feel like I am part of the 'real world' now, because I don't feel sheltered like I used to. I still can't believe my ex's reaction when our mutual friend told him about my move..."WHAT?!?!?!?!"
On that note, have a fantabulous Friday, everyone, and if you want a pact partner, ya know where to find me.