Today's Daily Challenge Friday Mar. 07, 2014
Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.
Vary your stride as you walk somewhere today, switching from short, peppy steps to long, slow ones.
How to do it
During one of your journeys by foot today, vary the length of your strides. Begin with short and peppy steps (if you're feeling creative and want to get into character, pretend you're a chihuahua that just had a double espresso shot). After 15 steps, switch over to longer, slower strides (maybe pretend you're a stomping giant who forgot to have his double espresso shot!). Switch back, and continue changing your stride every 15 steps until your walk is done.
Why it matters
Changing the length of your stride strengthens muscle groups in your legs, ankles, and core that don't get used when you walk normally. And because you're engaging a greater number of muscles than are necessary for regular walking, you'll get your heart rate up and burn more energy. Plus, who knows when you might have another chance to pretend you're a tiny dog and a massive giant?
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was wearing a size 9.5 boot when he took his giant step.
- Bob G.Flourishing
i'll walk like i'm on the yellow brick road ...........lol , they changed their rate and stride ! Friday at last , yeah ! i think i love Friday , but she is like a pretty girl at a dance ,,,,,,,,,,,,hard to keep up with her . just a little cool and cloudy here , our spring bushes are starting to bud and bloom . high of 61 today . have a blessed day , God loves you .
My best friend became addicted to country and western line dancing. It got so bad he had to enter a two-step programme.
Being alone and feeling vulnerable. Like two separate themes, these two parts of myself unite in my being and sow the seeds of my longing for unconditional love.
How easily we slip into self-doubt, fearing we're incapable or unlovable, perhaps both. How common for us to look into the faces of our friends and lovers in search of affirmation and love.
Our alienation from ourselves, from one another, from God's Spirit, which exists everywhere, causes our discontent. It is our discontent. When souls touch, love is born, love of self and love of the other. Our aloneness exists when we create barriers that keep us separate from our friends, our family. Only we can reach over or around the barriers to offer love, to receive love.
Recovery offers us the tools for loving, but we must dare to pick them up. Listening to others and sharing ourselves begins the process of loving. Risking to offer love before receiving it will free us from the continual search for love in the faces of others.
I won't wait to be loved today. I will love someone else, fully. I won't doubt that I, too, am loved. I will feel it.
The fruit of silence is prayer,
the fruit of prayer is faith,
the fruit of faith is Love,
the fruit of Love is service,
the fruit of service is PEACE.
- Susan E.GrowingLevel 160
Happy Day 2 Jodi - hope the snow is beginning to melt in your part of the country!
I pretty have only one speed....speedy. So I will need to concentrate on the slow ones. Last day of the work week - a full day of staff training starting at...7;30am so I gotta run. Merlin goes to doggie day care today to play with his four legged peeps.
Have a great day!
- Carolina C.BlossomingLevel 49
good morning! Happy beginning of our pact!, this is one easy and fun, I usually do when I walk, piecewise lightest road, unable to run, to Increase Lean metabolism and burn fat!!, now road a stretch, the faster the next, and so! I jog up!!