Today's Daily Challenge Thursday Apr. 17, 2014
Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.
Hug yourself for a count of 10.
How to do it
Show yourself a little love and get a much-needed stretch, to boot! Grab your left shoulder blade with your right hand and your right shoulder blade with your left, as if you were giving yourself a hug. Hold this for a count of 10. If you want to deepen the stretch, walk your fingers toward the middle of your back. Then gently pull your shoulders forward until you feel a stretch in your upper back.
Why it matters
Stretching your upper back and shoulders builds better posture and relieves stress. If you spend hours sitting at a computer, hugging yourself will give your body some relief. The same thing goes for people whose work is more physical, or those doing housework or gardening.
Snoopy and Woodstock, the dog and bird duo from the Peanuts comic strip, usually made up after arguments by hugging one another.
- Lorraine B.SproutingLevel 81
Just finished the drive back from Sydney so this shoulder stretch felt really good. With the holiday traffic it took about 10 hours (1 hour bumper to bumper into Macksville. They really will have to do something about the delays the bridge there causes) Stayed with my sister overnight in Sydney after driving from Narrandera yesterday and it was good to catch up with her as we only see each other about ...see more
- Roy M.SproutingLevel 280
What a strange challenge!!
I feel desperate for a hug at the moment, but doing it myself does absolutely nothing!!
HAve a great day everybody!
- Viki S.Flourishing
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A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away. ~Bil Keane, "Family Circus"
Yesterday was busy with sorting some items in our large storage unit, taking our bed to our bedroom at my Sis’s new home, then we went with family to church. During the fall through the spring, they serve a basic meal to all that attend on ...see more