October Healthy Points Challenge
As we move from the warm days of summer :
into the cooler fall weather, we all need some extra motivation to help extend our healthy routines into winter. This month’s challenge is about making a few changes that in turn will create a healthier, more energetic self.
Achieve as many points as we can each day during the month of October. There are a total of 7 points possible each day to be gained. The points system covers both nutritional and physical fitness habits that aid in optimal overall health and well-being.
The Healthy Points system
1 point - achieve 10,000 steps or more in a day
1 point - no alcoholic beverages
1 point - no refined or processed sugar/carbs (ex: desserts, cereals, processed food, chips, bagels, sweetened beverages)
1 point - eat 5+ fruits and vegetables servings throughout the day
1 point - complete 30-60 mins of strength training or equivalent mode of exercise (ex: yoga class, pilates class, spinning class, hiking)
1 point - Eat all meals entirely prepared/cooked/baked by you
BONUS **1 point - run 2+ miles (12 min/mile pace or faster) Or 10 minutes of plank/abdominal exercises Or spend part of the day learning something new about health & wellness-through an educational documentary, book, or podcast on nutrition or other health related content. (The Doctor’s Farmacy, by Mark Hyman is a great podcast, The Magic Pill documentary on Netflix is also a good one to check out)
A healthier, stronger, and better you! Making a lifestyle change takes time and commitment, but the payoff will feel so good. Hopefully, after staying steadfast for an entire month with YOUR well-being at the forefront, it will be easy to continue. I will also award the person with the most 7 point days in the month with a prize. So keep a daily log of your points & tally up all your 7 point days so we can add them to the leaderboard at the studio!