Bit O’ YOGA: 20-1-7 Challenge Week #11

Dr. Grimes’ 20-1-7 CHALLENGE:

  • For the first TWENTY weeks of this year,
  • Pick ONE healthy change every Sunday, and
  • Commit to that change for SEVEN days.

Bit O’ YOGA: 20-1-7 Challenge Week #11

YOGA…As a family physician, I have recommended yoga for many of my patients. Honestly, I’m hard-pressed to think of anyone who might NOT benefit from yoga. For myself, however, yoga falls into the flossing teeth category- I KNOW I should do it, I know that “older me” is going to be mad at current me for not doing it, but I haven’t been able to find a way to make it stick. So, here I go again- it’s well worth another shot! Full confession- I have never actually attended a yoga class, partly because I am not blessed with the “flexible” gene, and have always been embarrassed when stretching in other aerobics classes. I have, however, purchased and used multiple yoga tapes and DVDs, so I am familiar with the basic poses and truly have found yoga beneficial…but have not managed to keep it an ongoing priority. For this week’s challenge, I am shooting low and going to download a few different apps that target a brief yoga daily stretch.

BOTTOM LINE: This week I will bring back a “bit ‘o yoga” in my life by adding in daily guided yoga stretches through using 5 Minute Yoga & Daily Yoga Apps.

20-1-7 Challenge Week #1: COLOR

20-1-7 Challenge Week #2: Veggie Spiralizer

20-1-7 Challenge Week #3: Medication Dispenser

20-1-7 Challenge Week #4: Meditation

20-1-7 Challenge Week #5: WATER

20-1-7 Challenge Week #6: Exercise BOOST

20-1-7 Challenge Week #7: FLOSS

20-1-7 Challenge Week #8: ZZZ

20-1-7 Challenge Week #9: RESIST

20-1-7 Challenge Week #10: No W(h)ining Feedback: Phew! It’s amazing how much we can associate a beverage or food with relaxation/celebration/reward, and I definitely missed my wine with dinner. As I head off to spring break vacation in California, I will enjoy wine again- but this is a great exercise to repeat every few months to be sure I am not exceeding medically recommended limits.

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