Daily Challenge Monday May. 07, 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

Take a 1-minute imaginary bike ride.

How to do it

Lie down with your back flat against the floor (a carpeted area will be more comfortable; you can also put down a blanket). Lift your knees so they're at a 45-degree angle and slowly begin to pedal. When lifting your legs, engage your abdominal muscles so that your back is supported.

Why it matters

This exercise spins two kinds of physical activity into your day! The muscles in your abdomen and legs get a workout as you pedal, and the effort you expend makes your heart beat faster. All without the trouble of finding the key to your bicycle lock or worrying about a flat tire.

Fun fact

The Tour de France course covers more than 2,100 miles (3,400 km) - that's a lot of pedaling!

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