Small Changes for Health (SCFH) 2018 is a program designed to work on healthy behaviors. We want you to incorporate more healthy behaviors into your lifestyle, which is reflected in the weekly challenge.
These challenges are designed to focus on a health-related behavior that, if incorporated on a regular basis, will enhance your overall health. Challenge yourself to complete each one for the assigned week. If you find the challenge activity to be of benefit to you, you are encouraged to make it a regular part of your life. Physical activity will remain a part of the Small Changes weekly activity.
The overarching theme for this year is “Better with a Buddy”. Your journey to better health will be easier with an accountability partner: someone who can challenge you to stay on track and push you to do your best. Having a friendly competition with your buddy can help you complete the weekly challenges too. While the program activities can be done solo, bring someone along for the journey and reap all the benefits having a partner can provide.
Small Changes for Health 2018 is designed to start you off slow and increase your physical activity over time. This can be physically challenging, especially if your activity levels have been low. You are encouraged to check with your doctor before beginning this program. You are also encouraged to do what you can to stick with the program; you will benefit by having better health.
Get a good pair of walking/running shoes, grab a buddy and we will see you for the Small Changes for Health 2018 kick-off on January 15, 2018!
It is suggested that you do a few things to prepare for this program:
- Check with your doctor to ensure you are cleared for physical activity.
- Get yourself a good pair of shoes for walking or running.
- Get some light weights to use for weight-bearing activities. (Note: Canned foods or full water jugs can be used; resistance bands can also work.)
- Get yourself a reusable water bottle so that you can carry water with you.
- Purchase some fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds to incorporate into healthy meals and snacks.