7 Day Fitness Challenge Day 5

It’s Day 5 already and I’ve got more challenges for you. Let’s get started, shall we?

Your Active Challenge

Stand while working whenever possible

Spend some time today examining how you spend your time, whether at work or at home. If you spend much of your time sitting, give your body a break by standing up as much as possible. Make a list of activities you could do while standing and check them off each time you do them. Some ideas:

  • Talking on the phone
  • Talking to co-workers, family, or friends
  • Reading the mail
  • Working on the computer (if you can raise your monitor or laptop without hunching over)
  • Folding laundry
  • Watching TV
  • Daydreaming

Your Flexibility Challenge

Perform the following stretches at least twice today.

Hold each static stretch for 15-30 seconds and do 10-12 reps of the bridge exercise.

Your Mind/Body Challenge

One-Minute Vacation

Find a quiet place where you can sit and close your eyes. Breathe deeply and slowly as you visualize your favorite place in the world. Picture yourself there and conjure up all the details – how you feel, what you’re wearing, what you see, hear and smell. Stay there for at least one minute.