Daily Challenge Monday Apr. 30, 2012

Healthy Behaviors
Healthy Behaviors

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Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.

Everyday Well-Being

Dance in a chair by bopping your head and moving your arms, feet, and torso to a high-tempo song.

How to do it

Put on a favorite high-energy tune and boogie down without getting up! Have a dance party in your chair by bopping your head, tapping your feet, and moving your torso to the beat. Keep it going until the final note!

Why it matters

What better way is there to move than to your own soundtrack? Like fidgeting, dancing while seated is a low-impact activity that can help counteract the effects of sitting for too long. Researchers also believe that fidgeting may help control weight. Bonus: Music is a proven mood-booster and can help lower stress.

Fun fact

The foxtrot is believed to have originated in 1914. Vaudeville actor Harry Fox entertained audiences of the New York Theater with his unique dancing to ragtime music, a style which quickly became known as "Fox's Trot."

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