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Spend Some Time Outside Every Day

In this week's challenge you must Spend some time outside every day. Most of us these days live a fast-paced, technology-packed lifestyle. Between work, the commute, taking care of the kids, cooking and cleaning, watching television, connecting on social media, and more, we're spending an average of 90 percent of our time indoors. That would of been nearly unheard of a mere 50 years ago. Unfortunately, all this indoor time is having a negative impact on our health- and on our children's health. It's time we unplugged and stepped outside. Nature offers one of the most reliable boosts to your mental and physical well-being. Here are just a few potential benefits:

Benefits from being outside
  • Improved short-term memory
  • Restored mental energy
  • Stress relief
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Better vision
  • Improved concentration
  • Sharper thinking and creativity
  • Possible anti-cancer effects
  • Immune system boosts
  • Improved mental health
  • Reduced risk of early death
  • Increase Your Vitamin D Levels

    Suggested Reading:
    11 Scientific Reasons You Should Be Spending More Time Outside - Learn more here.
    5 Reasons to Spend More Time Outside - Even When It's Cold - Learn more here.
    Spending Time Outdoors Will Improve Your Health- Learn more here.

  • This challenge was closed on 10/1/2017

    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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