Starting Sunday, April 02 @ 11:59 PM, until Sunday, April 09 11:59 PM  your challenge is to ...

Do 15 Minutes of Cardio Activity Everyday

This week we challenge you to do a 15 minute cardio activity everyday. Wait just 15 minutes? Yes, 15 minutes of cardio a day increases your heart rate, helps exercise your heart muscles, and builds your endurance. Cardio exercises are very important to keep your heart strong and healthy. They also help lower your cholesterol, burn fat, and reduces your risk of getting heart disease. Please keep in mind to choose and exercise to exercises that you are comfortable with. Practice warming up, stretching, and cooling down for these activities. Also make sure you are properly hydrated during these activities and carry sufficient water with you.
CAUTION: People with existing medical conditions especially those related to the heart should be careful before taking this challenge and should consult their doctors.

Here are some exercises that will help boost your heart rate!
  • Brisk walking (walking faster than usual)
  • Biking (stationary cycling)
  • Hiking in places with hills
  • Low-impact aerobics
  • Light Jogging
  • Dancing
  • Swimming
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga

    Jog with friends or family, 15 minutes will go by fast!

    Suggested Readings:
    Exercise: Is 15 Minutes A Day Enough?- Learn more here.
    15 Minute Workout for Beginners - Learn more here .
    Benefits of Being Active: Learn more here .
    This challenge was closed on 4/9/2017

    2  members have accepted this challenge.
    2  members have completed this challenge.

    Congratulations to these participants for completing the challenge. 
    Hemant v. V Gandhi 
    Naresh K Chadha 
  • The Weekly Health Challenge is a self-audited program designed to motivate the JCSC Wellness participants in reducing BMI on a weekly basis.

    How it works:
    1. Each week there will be a new health challenge. You can accept the challenge by accepting the pledge for each challenge. You can only accept a challenge from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Tuesday.

    2. At the end of the week, you can declare if you have completed the challenge. You can only mark a challenge as completed from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Tuesday.

    3. Every week, the participants that complete the challenge will be recognized on this page.

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