All posts by Becca Borawski Jenkins

Daily Walking Meditation: Weekly Habit Practice

Daily Walking Meditation: Weekly Habit Practice

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The Weekly Habit Practices are mini-challenges intended to help you fine-tune different aspects of your health and wellness. Offered between Challenges, these practices address fitness, nutrition, stress reduction, productivity, and personal connection — because health is about far more than food and the gym (and we could all use a little practice).

Experiment with Walking Meditation This Week

Simple Instructions:

  1. For the next seven days, walk for at least a half mile each day with no particular destination in mind.
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Glycemic Index

What You Need to Know About the Glycemic Index

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If you are familiar with the “glycemic index,” you may know it as a phrase tossed around by various weight-loss diet plans. But the first scientists who studied the glycemic index of foods did not actually have weight loss in mind.

According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, these scientists wanted to help diabetic patients manage their menus in order to control blood sugar.…

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Eat Your Veggies: Weekly Habit Practice

Eat Your Veggies: Weekly Habit Practice

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Eat Your Vegetables at Each Meal This Week

Simple Instructions:

  • Eat a serving of vegetables with your three main meals each day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • You do not have to eat a serving of vegetables with your snacks (but veggies do make good snacks, FYI).
  • Vegetables can be raw or cooked, mixed in or flying solo.
  • It doesn’t have to be complicated.
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    High Intensity Interval Training: What Is It and Why Do It?

    High Intensity Interval Training: What Is It and Why Do It?

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    If you’ve made the decision to commit to a consistent workout program, then you’ve already taken a huge step toward improving your health. And no matter your specific goals — fat loss, disease prevention or reversal, improved athletic performance, or strength gains — adding interval training into your exercise routine can make a huge difference.

    Read on to learn more about this fitness methodology and how you can start incorporating these types of workouts more frequently into your training.…

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    5 Types of Yoga That Make You Strong, Flexible, and Stress Free

    5 Types of Yoga That Make You Strong, Flexible, and Stress Free

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    Yoga has been around for centuries. For many, it is a both a physical exercise and a spiritual practice. In the United States, it has become such a popular fitness activity that there are even yoga competitions.

    But accepting that becoming a yoga athlete may be taking it a bit too far, there are several important reasons why everyone might benefit from including yoga as part of their overall fitness routine.…

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    Solve the Procrastination Problem: Off-Season WLC Skill Practice

    Solve the Procrastination Problem: Off-Season WLC Skill Practice

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    The Off-Season WLC Skill Practices are mini-challenges intended to help you fine-tune different aspects of your health and wellness. Offered between Challenges, these weekly practices address fitness, nutrition, stress reduction, productivity, and personal connection — because health is about far more than food and the gym (and we could all use a little practice)

    End Procrastination with Small Steps Each Day This Week

    Simple Instructions:

    1. Do one thing each day this week that you’ve been “meaning to do” for a long time.
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    No Electronics Before Bed: Off-Season WLC Skill Practice

    No Electronics Before Bed: Off-Season WLC Skill Practice

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    The Off-Season WLC Skill Practices are mini-challenges intended to help you fine-tune different aspects of your health and wellness. Offered between Challenges, these weekly practices address fitness, nutrition, stress reduction, productivity, and personal connection — because health is about far more than food and the gym (and we could all use a little practice).

    Turn Off All Electronics Before Bed Each Night This Week

    Simple Instructions:

    1. For the next seven days, turn off all electronics thirty minutes before you intend to sleep.
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    Daily Squat Challenge

    Daily Squat Challenge: Off-Season WLC Skill Practice

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    The Off-Season WLC Skill Practices are mini-challenges intended to help you fine-tune different aspects of your health and wellness. Offered between Challenges, these weekly practices address fitness, nutrition, stress reduction, productivity, and personal connection — because health is about far more than food and the gym (and we could all use a little practice).

    Do Squats Every Day This Week

    Simple Instructions:

    1. Each day this week, you will do 20 bodyweight squats.
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    Drink water with your meals

    Water, Water, Everywhere: Off-Season WLC Skill Practice

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    The Off-Season WLC Skill Practices are mini-challenges intended to help you fine-tune different aspects of your health and wellness. Offered between Challenges, these weekly practices address fitness, nutrition, stress reduction, productivity, and personal connection — because health is about far more than food and the gym (and we could all use a little practice).

    Drink Water with Each Meal and Snack This Week

    Simple Instructions:

    1. Each day this week, when you eat a meal or have a snack, drink a glass of water.
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    Carpe Diem, Seize the Day: Off-Season WLC Skill Practice

    Seize the Day: Off-Season WLC Skill Practice

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    The Off-Season WLC Skill Practices are mini-challenges intended to help you fine-tune different aspects of your health and wellness. Offered between Challenges, these weekly practices address fitness, nutrition, stress reduction, productivity, and personal connection — because health is about far more than food and the gym (and we could all use a little practice).

    Get Up 30 Minutes Early Every Day This Week

    Simple Instructions:

    1. Each day, set your alarm to wake you 30 minutes earlier than normal.
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    Pressure Cooker Paleo Chili

    No-Sweat Pressure Cooker Paleo Chili

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    At the end of a busy summer day, it’s nice to sit down to a satisfying meal. For me, there’s nothing quite like the ease and flavor of eating a warm bowl of chili while sitting on the patio and watching the sun go down. But you do have to make the chili, and on a hot day there’s nothing less appealing than having the stove going for hours and being trapped indoors.…

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    Whole Life Challenge Lifestyle Practices

    7 Unexpected and Fun Ways to Enact Real Change: Whole Life Challenge Lifestyle Practices

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    The Lifestyle Practices are an essential, though sometimes not totally intuitive part of the health and well-being created through participating in the Whole Life Challenge. It might not seem like writing in a journal for ten minutes is going to make you healthier—but in the long run, it does.

    Or at least, it can. One of the fun things about the Lifestyle Practices is that they are meant to be an opportunity to experiment and play—to see what works for you and what unexpected activity might make an important difference in your life.…

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