Good morning! I hope you've been keeping up with the National Psoriasis Foundation's Wellness Challenge. Here is a recap of Week 4 and how I did.
Monday, August 24, we were challenged to Show Some Love and tell someone you love or appreciate them and why. I posted that I love and appreciate my husband, who helps me the most with my psoriatic arthritis. We need our support systems, don't we? Who did you show love to?
Tuesday, August 25, we were challenged to Cook at Home and share our favorite quick and healthy recipes. I admit in the City we do not cook very often. Healthy options and allergy friendly foods are only a mouse click away. But, one of my favorite quick things to cook at home are roasted vegetables! How about you?
Wednesday, August 26, we were challenged to Take the Stairs. I know it can be difficult with chronic illness to take the stairs, especially when there is an elevator or escalator handy. Fortunately in the City we do not always have that option. Coming above ground from the subway usually involves stairs. Some stations do not have any other way. This City Girl takes the stairs alot!
Thursday, August 27, we were challenged to become a Citizen pScientist and enter to win a Fitbit! This is a fantastic patient-driven health care platform! I registered. Did you? I did not win the Fitbit. Did you?
Friday, August 28, we were challenged to Take a Breather. It is important to use breathing techniques to reduce stress. I find this also helps me fall asleep. In fact, this City Girl has a lot going on right now and used this technique to stay calm and focused at the office this morning. When do you use breathing techniques to de-stress?
Saturday, August 29, we were challenged to Walk with NPF. I raise money every year for the Team NPF Walk in New York, as well as volunteer on Walk day. Hope you'll be able to do the same in your area. If you don't have one, we would love to see you at ours!
Sunday, August 30, was a day to Pat Yourself on the Back! You deserve it for sticking with this month's Wellness Challenge! I have seen lots of positivity from my efforts. What are some of yours?
Last day, Today, August 31, we are challenged to Go the Extra Mile! WHAT?! We're not done? Just think how much better we'll all feel if we continue working towards one health goal until World Psoriasis Day on October 29?! With your support, I can do it. How about it?