Today's Daily Challenge Thursday Apr. 24, 2014

Healthy Behaviors
Healthy Behaviors


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

Plan to flip your mattress over and check it for wear and tear.

How to do it

Pick a day this week to flip and rotate your mattress. (You may need another person's help, so reach out ahead of time if you need to.) When you're ready, remove the sheets and blankets and move nightstands or lamps a safe distance away. Then, with the help of another person, spin the mattress so the foot of the bed is now where your head rests. Next, flip the mattress over and inspect it for dents and wear and tear. If you have a no-flip mattress, you can skip this step.

Why it matters

Your mattress supports your back each night, and keeping it in shape sets you up for a good night's rest. The weight of your body wears down the mattress unevenly, and over time, the pressure can lead to a saggy, lumpy mattress. Flipping and rotating it regularly helps keep your back (and the mattress) healthy.

Fun fact

"The Princess and the Pea" was released in 1835 and was ripped apart by critics. Shortly after, Hans Christian Andersen gave up on writing fairy tales and went back to writing novels, which he believed to be his true calling.


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