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.
- Tracey M.BlossomingLevel 298
I skipped to the washroom this morning
I ran downstairs for breakfast & I took small baby steps to take out the garbage- this count??
Suppose to be 40 here today??
Am I still dreaming?
Thank you for all the pieces if encouragement
I appreciate them very much
Today is my only day alone in the house
I'm not doing anything but things for myself
I'm going to sit in the sunshine
I'm going to meditate
I'm going to be grateful
I'm sharing my love & magical spirit with everyone as I try to do daily
Wishes for a fantastic Friday to all
- Susan P.Flourishing
I tried a little jogging at the marsh the other night, but it was short little steps! No too fast...
I will try some various strides today when I'm playing with the kids.
Belle spent the night last night. We had fun yesterday. In the afternoon, we went to a friends house with the babies and their mama. We all babysat a couple of six month old twins, a baby boy and baby girl. It most definitely took two adults! It sure was fun though. The babies loved watching Belle and Waylon playing!
I am babysitting today and tomorrow too. Taking lots of time away from work...it's going to be some long work days coming up! :)
Have a wonderful day my friends!