Every year I set some personal goals: eat more veggies, lose weight, feel better, have more energy... this year, I've decided that all I really want to do is improve my physical health (exercise more regularly and work on my tummy and back muscles, which were affected by a lengthy bedrest due to pregnancy complications). If I do this one thing, my thought is that all the others will be affected too.
I was really excited when I heard about Cafe Well, which is an online social network designed to help you get and stay healthy by providing wellness programs and activities that work by getting you involved. They have groups and communities that focus on specific health related areas, along with challenges, all of which you can browse and join in!
One of the current corporate wellness programs they have going is Race to the Moon, where members of HealthAmerica can join in and participate for a chance to win some really great prizes (Two people are going to win trips to Hawaii!)! So far, in under one month, members who have joined have walked over 5 Million steps! That is really impressive!
If I was going to create a health challenge, I think I would focus on increasing time spent doing physical activity - ie, walking, running, working out, taking stairs, anything you can track that will show how much physical activity is being done and how much I'm increasing. I think a challenge with friends would make it a lot of fun and keep me involved.
Would anyone like to join me and create a challenge? Maybe an activity-based challenge or a fruits and vegetables challenge? What do you think?