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03-24-2016

WWC Week 1&2

Update

The first 2 weeks of the Warrior Wellness Challenge at RGH are ready for you to begin challenging yourself! If you have not done so already, go ahead and print out your booklet. The Warrior booklet will help guide you along your 8 week wellness journey.

Week 1

The first step of the journey is assessment. We need to know where we stand so that we can have a baseline to improve upon. To do this, all you will need is a scale and a measuring tape. With a family member or friend, have them measure these areas like so:

Arm: Measure around the bicep when it is flexed

Waist: Tape measure across the bellybutton around the back

Hip: Widest part of your body

Thigh: Half way between hip and knee

If you have access to a blood pressure monitor, go ahead and take your numbers down to see if you can improve over the course of the challenge. Once you have these numbers, enter them into your booklet. This will help you keep track of your progress.

Once this is complete, go ahead and set an action plan for your first week. When action planning, try not to overdo it. A simple plan is the best way to keep yourself honest through the week. Goals like walking the block after work or adding 1 more fruit a day can really make the difference over 8 weeks!

Week 2

Nutrition is a powerful tool when trying to make meaningful strides in overall wellness. In the week 2 challenge, try looking for 3 new recipes to make this week. Great resources you might find useful for recipes are:

Pinterest

Paleo Recipes

Another challenge for week 2 is to cut down on eating fast food to once a week. So often, we become too busy to remember that we need to take care of ourselves. In week 2, track your food and see how many meals you can prepare for yourself and your loved ones. Your body will thank you!

Remember, even small progress is still steps in the right direction.

This article contains general information about medical conditions and treatment. This information is not to be treated as medical advice. Inquiries about your health should be consulted with a healthcare provider.

Categories: wellness, fitness, Health