Your June health to-dos are in! These health "to-dos" are easy daily health changes that will help you accomplish your health goals. These simple changes will help you gain perspective on long-term goals you have for your health and well-being. Last month we discussed taking a multi-vitamin daily, getting organized, and starting a walking club at work. Let's see what lies ahead for June...
Turn Off the TV Once a Week
Come on…it’s summer. And all of the “good” shows are on their break. When we spend a lot of time watching television, we put off other things that we should be doing, like paying bills, playing with the kids, and so on. Take this time to get outside.
- Take your dog for a walk after dinner.
- Grab a new book and read it on your porch.
- Enjoy a good conversation with a friend over dinner on your patio.
- Play tag or other games with your kids.
Whatever you do try to reduce the time spent in front of your television. Heck, try turning off the cable for that extra incentive to get outside and save some money this summer!
Get Up Every Hour at Work
Did you know that we are sitting down more than ever before…a total of 9.3 hours, which is even more than the average length of sleep (7.7 hours). We were meant to be on our feet yet, here we are sitting again in front of our computers at work. We challenge you to set a timer to get up and move every hour for 5 minutes. And we don’t mean walk to the break room for a diet mountain dew! We mean go for a mini walk, stretch, or do some mountain climbers.
Take the Health Risk Assessment
The Anytime Health Self Health Risk Assessment (SHRA) is a questionnaire that allows you to track your health attributes by calculating a personal health score. This score, which uses a scale of 1-10, allows you to determine a baseline for your health today—making it easier to set goals for the future. Taking this will help you create a plan for yourself depending on personal improvements you can make with your health and wellness. It will examine everything from smoking and drinking habits, to sleep.
Bonus: Free printable version of the June Health To-Dos, click here.
What is one area you are going to work on after taking the SHRA?
6/1/2012 at 10:34 AM