Starting Sunday, May 31 @ 11:59 PM, until Sunday, June 07 11:59 PM  your challenge is to ...

Do 15 Minutes of Cardio Activity Everyday


The whole purpose of this challenge is to increase your heart rate, exercise your heart muscles, and build 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 an exercise that you are comfortable with and also practice warming up, stretching, and cooling down for these activities. Always 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 heart should be careful before taking this challenge and consult their doctors.

Here are some exercises that will boost your heart rate.
  • Brisk walking (walking faster than usual) .
  • Walking with light weights.
  • Light jogging.
  • Kickboxing, Dancing, Hiking in places with hills.
  • Swimming & Water based exercises.
  • Biking (Stationary Cycling).
  • Tai Chi
Don't over stress yourself or over exert yourself. Know your physical and medical conditions and choose your exercises accordingly.

Suggested Reading:
Here is a link from Blue Shield of California with more details on low impact workouts - Learn more.


This challenge was closed on 6/7/2015


6  members have accepted this challenge.
5  members have completed this challenge.

Congratulations to these participants for completing the challenge. 
Ashok Savla 
Hemant v. V Gandhi 
Naresh K Chadha 
Pravin Dagli 
Smita V Doshi 

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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