- Aging – This sit-stand test claims to tell you how long you’ll live. It’s best to try this out with a buddy. Go ahead and practice a few times first, and then have someone watch and score one attempt. If your score is lower than you’d like, check out these 10 Tips for Aging Dynamically. I actually think these tips are great for any age. They’re small, simple changes that you can incorporate into your everyday life to move more.
- Local – Our neighborhood park has been under construction this summer. Just this week, as I was out for a morning walk, I saw that the city installed a new splash pad! Thank you Ankeny for investing in our kids, outdoors, and family time.
- Forest bathing – Do you live near trees? You should go forest bathing! It’s scientifically proven to help you feel more rested and less stressed, and you don’t even have to put on a swimming suit. Sign me up.
- Connections – We know it intuitively, but brain science suggests that our relationships sustain us during tough times. The really interesting part is that small relationships – something as easy as smiling at a parent whose child is throwing a tantrum in a store – make us happier and more resilient. Check out this list of simple ways to make connections in your life.
- Fall cleaning – Need help sprucing up your space before winter comes? Check out this helpful Fall Cleaning Checklist.
- Pilates sessions – 2 tower, 1 mixed.
- Other movement – I logged 30 miles walking and started my fall cleaning.
Until next week, be well.