Positive change takes time. The key is to start small. Like stupid small. So we’ve designed this challenge. To do away with fear and excuses. And to take baby steps to be just a little better each day. It’s the anti-“resolution” revolution. Will you join us?
Review the daily steps below. Mark them on your calendar, and customize your experience with your own ideas or with our list of bonus/alternate steps.
Starting March 1, take one step a day for 28 days. To begin, find today’s date and click “Take Small Step” to pledge to complete the daily challenge.
Success is best shared. Spread the word and inspire others by posting your steps on social media. Don’t forget the hashtag #smallsteps.
Text “smallsteps” to 703-997-6747 to receive text reminders. Stay connected with Guard Your Health, join our email list.
Climb 5-10 flights of stairs.Take Small Step
Perform one random act of kindness. And read why giving is good for you.Take Small Step
Take deep breaths, meditate, or pray for five minutes.Take Small Step
Do three sets of 10 lunges, push-ups, and burpees (break as needed).Take Small Step
Eat clean. No fried or processed food. Eat fruits, veggies, etc.Take Small Step
Run/walk one mile as fast as you can.Take Small Step
Take three 5-minute breaks outside. Snap a photo on each outing!Take Small Step
Say no to post-meal or pre-sleep sweets and treats (including alcohol).Take Small Step
Do as many sit-ups as you can in 2 minutes.Take Small Step
Eat one meal without multitasking (no phone, computer, TV, or reading). Here’s why.Take Small Step
Unplug for 15 minutes. Do something active or social instead.Take Small Step
Write down three things you’re thankful for. Post prominently as a reminder.Take Small Step
Wake up early and stretch for five minutes.Take Small Step
Do a 5-minute ab, leg or arm workout. Click here for examples.
Complete one task you keep putting off.Take Small Step
Find/create and share the ultimate workout playlist.Take Small Step
Instead of eating out, cook at least one meal at home.Take Small Step
Leave a nice note for a friend, loved one, co-worker, or stranger.Take Small Step
Limit your TV time to one program. Read, exercise, or socialize instead.Take Small Step
Do 5 jumping jacks, 5 lunges, 5 squats, 5 push-ups. Repeat, doing fewer reps until you get to 1.Take Small Step
Victory is sweet.
Challenge yourself or customize your experience with this listing of bonus/alternate steps.
Taking the challenge? Share your daily actions and activities with your friends and family on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using the hashtag #smallsteps.
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