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.
- Margaret M.Flourishing
That was a great stretch. Wish they had one for my lower back and hips. I put my left hip out last Sunday and even though the chiropractor put it back in, my muscles have been screaming at me since. It's better every day, but I think it would heal faster if I had some good stretches to turn to.
Hope everyone is having a great day! God Bless!!!
- Mike D.Flourishing
wow that was a quick 5 days Lorette. Thanks ladies for all the hugs today. much needed and much appreciated.
I am up to my ears in new paperwork with regards to DH's transfer to long term care. it's very confusing and I am not sure what to do with it all. Now they tell me they want to transfer him to another hospital for his own safety; there are exit doors close to his room and he does ...see more
- Lisa S.BlossomingLevel 124
Good Stretch for that back and shoulder area. Like it.
Road trip to FL set to begin later today. Not looking forward to the drive. I know we are supposed to enjoy the journey :-) but I have really got my sights on the final destination in this case!
Have a great rest of your Thursday everybody!