7 Healthy Ideas from 7 Healthy Days

7 Healthy Days

Week 5 – December 28th

  1. Garden (weather permitting) or clean indoors for 30 minutes while listening to uplifting music.
  2. Watch the documentary “A Life on Our Planet” by Richard Attenborough and invite everyone in your household to watch with you.
  3. Try out a smoothie recipe and make sure it contains some green veggies like spinach or kale. Ask me for ideas.
  4. Create a regular appliance swap with friends so you do not need to buy another thing for your kitchen. This works great for lightly used items like a crockpot, dehydrator, airfryer.
  5. Try out a mindfulness app like Headspace or Calm. Breathe more.
  6. Stop drinking caffeinated drinks after 2pm. You will sleep better.
  7. Instead of always using harsh cleaning supplies, try to go a little more natural. Check on YouTube “how to clean an oven with baking soda and vinegar.”

Week 4 – December 21st

  1. Get a timed Tabata song from iTunes or Spotify and do some interval movements. For 4 minutes (8 cycles) you will move for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest. The movement (dance/jump/jog) is your choice.
  2. Watch the documentary “Code Blue” on Netflix. Share this with anyone who is dealing with an autoimmune disease.
  3. Plan a healthy dish, get everybody in the household involved, dress and set the dinner table nicely and enjoy a fancy dinner at “Chez Nous.”
  4. Cook a vegetable based dish you know well, double up, and deliver one meal to someone else.
  5. At night, write down or think about 5 things you are thankful for.
  6. Not flossing regularly? Start this week!
  7. Check out the free website “FreeCycle”. Give away items you no longer need instead of filling the landfills. Your trash can be someone’s treasure.

Week 3 – December 14th

  1. Play some fun tunes and dance for 5 minutes (like Stayin’ Alive, Dancing Queen).
  2. Watch the documentary “The Game Changers.” Make sure all men in your household watch too.
  3. Make healthy food readily available in your home – like a fruit bowl in your kitchen. Make it visible!
  4. Do a well check on a person who is significantly older than you to see if they need anything.
  5. Extra coats in your closet? Research coat drives in your area.
  6. Check out the free app “Daily Dozen” by Dr. Michael Greger. See if you eat his recommended food items throughout the day. Start small.
  7. Are you using paper plates and disposable utensils? Reconsider!!

Week 2 – Dec 7th

  1. Move more. Set a timer and get up from your screen and walk around your space a few minutes each hour.
  2. Watch the documentary “Minimalism” on Netflix, with everyone in your household.
  3. Plan to buy a cruciferous vegetable (broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower) and research a recipe for it.
  4. Reach out and reconnect with a friend or family member. Simply text, email, call or go old school and send a card.
  5. Declutter your inbox by unsubscribing from email lists, https://unroll.me is a good starting point.
  6. Start the day with a tall glass of water. Repeat throughout the day.
  7. This holiday season, instead of gifting “stuff” that needs to be shipped, support your community and give gift cards to local stores and restaurants. Focus on creating memories, not more trash.

Week 1 – Nov 30th

  1. Get outside and walk for 15-30 min, preferably midday for maximum Vitamin D absorption.
  2. Watch the documentary “Forks Over Knives” on Netflix, with everyone in your household.
  3. Research and prepare a new plant-based recipe.
  4. Reach out and connect with a health-minded friend for support.
  5. Declutter one area in your house (one drawer, or eliminate all the pens/markers that don’t write.)
  6. Get a tongue scraper and scrape your tongue once a day.
  7. Keep a stash of reusable shopping bags in your car.