Health Initiative

DECLARATION: Faith, Family, FITNESS, Finance!
Below are the links and info for Health Initiative’s Health Corner’s Daily Dose

Step 1
 Ready, Set, Go – 30 Day Plank Challenge (see Plank Challenge Chart Below)
These exercises strengthen your core – why is this important? It’s Simple; A Strong Core creates a Strong Body!
Read these links http://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/the-real-world-benefits-of-strengthening-your-core and http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/fitness/in-depth/core-exercises/art-20044751?pg=2

Step 2
Today’s Motivation for sticking with the Plank Challenge…The average women’s waistline has increased 1.5 inches from 2000 to 2012 which has been linked to Type 2 diabetes, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure and Coronary Artery Disease. Try to keep yours at 35 inches or less (Women’s Health Magazine – Jan/Feb 2015)
 
Step 3
Off the fast and got a taste for junk food? Try these Dynamic Duos 9 baby carrots + 8 cheese curls, 1 fruit cup + 1 chocolate chip cookie, 1 side salad and 8 fries or 1 side of steamed veggies + ½ cup of mac & cheese (Women’s Health Magazine – Jan/Feb 2015)
 
Step 4
You found a gym buddy or workout partner yet? All studies show it keeps you motivated!
 
Step 5

Day 5 of the Plank Challenge…Go YOU!!!
 
Step 6
It’s Friday night.. try these Fun Family recipes http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/01/fresh-food-friday-25-kid-friendly.html
(Psst I wish I knew about the Oat Cookies during the fast) or if you want to raid the buffet remember small plates and lots of water.
 
Last but not least:
The Men of JJPWCC we didn’t forget about you. Here are some workouts the next time it snows - http://www.mensfitness.com/training/workout-routines/8-at-home-workouts-to-lose-weight-and-build-muscle