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Puritan’s pride has challenged me to participate in their “One Small Change” challenge.  The challenge asks you to commit to making “One Small Change” in your health habits over 60 days.   This is an important mission to help myself and hopefully inspire others to make healthy choices in our lives so we can all feel better! I am going to take on the task, won’t you?

My small change is committing to at least 30 minutes of exercise a day.  Just by adding 20 minutes of walking to your daily routine, you can lower the risk of high blood pressure by 7.2%, high cholesterol by 7% & diabetes by 12.3%, over 6 years.  Imagine what 30 minutes will do?  Those percentages are big enough for me to take them seriously!

A huge part of me not exercising daily is, I just can’t stand the same old routine.  This made walking, running, or jogging every single day for 60 days out of the question only because I know I wouldn’t stick to it.  I can’t do just one exercise for 60 days any more than I can eat pizza everyday, and yes, when I was younger I tried.

However, by committing to just doing any sort of exercise, it will keep me healthy and help me reach the recommended 30 minutes of exercise a day. The reason I want so much to commit to exercise is that it will help in so many facets of life.  Anything to make me healthier and happier for not just me, but for the rest of my family as well.  Exercise not only benefits the exterior body, but helps calm your thoughts, feelings, and emotions as well. That’s my challenge, and that is my small change.  I am excited to see what sort of changes it will provoke in me, physically and mentally, and am excited to see where I will be 60 days from now.

I will be checking in with you, letting you know my progress about half way through, and then again as I wrap things up.  With that being said, I encourage you to make a challenge for yourself, it could be something as simple as cutting out soda for 60 days, 15 minutes of daily meditation, or even something more ambitious.  If you feel up for it, make the same commitment I have and dedicate 30 minutes a day to some type of exercise.  It certainly couldn’t hurt, and you might find out that you truly enjoy it as well as the effects regular exercise can deliver.  Don’t feel like you have to go it alone, I know that the rest of my family will, by default, be included in some of my exercising as well.  30 minutes a day doesn’t have to be misery, it could be a family game of basketball, a walk on a nature trail, or just cranking up some tunes and dancing in our living room.

The road to better health isn’t always an easy one, but it’s certainly a trek worth making, won’t you commit to 60 days of a healthy habit? by taking the “One Small Change” Challenge?

Make one small change and you can improve your health.  Start today. Puritan’s Pride wants to help. Pledge your change and enter to win $2,000, plus products to support your healthy lifestyle.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Puritan’s Pride. The opinions and text are all mine.

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