Although people are anxiously awaiting the third week of March so they can finally see The Hunger Games in theaters, there's also another reason to look forward to it. Just in time for Spring, March 19th through the 25th is Wellness Week 2012!
The nationwide movement is dedicated to making it easier and more affordable for Americans to take charge of their health.
Oscar-nominee and author of Healthy Living from the Inside Out, Mariel Hemingway is spreading the word about the event by encouraging people of all ages to take the Wellness Week Pledge!
I pledge to take charge of my health by taking these simple yet vital steps toward a happier and healthier life. By committing to achieve at least one of these activities each day of Wellness Week, I will make taking care of myself a priority, enabling me to do more, stay healthy, and live a longer, more vibrant and meaningful life. I pledge to:
Change my breakfast. I will kick off my day with a healthy meal that includes foods like oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, seeds, nuts, and whole grain cereals and toast.
Choose to move. I will walk more by taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking further from the store or taking a desk break to go for a five-minute stroll.
Hydrate. I will drink a glass of water before breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Make my sleep a priority. I will build boundaries around my sleep by sticking to a set bedtime, and by not eating or working in bed.
Embrace the power of touch. I will recharge myself and others through the simple act of giving or receiving a hug, foot rub or five-minute massage.
Give myself the gift of silence. I will find 10 minutes a day away from screens of any type - phone, TV or computer and enjoy the quiet.
Connect with nature. I will walk outside, breath more deeply and enjoy the outdoors for a few minutes each day.
Will U take the pledge in honor of this year's Wellness Week?
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