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Healthy You Challenge #40

December 28, 2015

This week is our last challenge in the Healthy You Challenge Series. It has been fun (and challenging!) offering you 40 different opportunities to take small, achievable steps toward healthy positive living despite your chronic pain. We hope you will continue to use the Healthy You Challenges as a tool for motivation and direction, especially […]

Healthy You Challenge #39

December 21, 2015

Christmas is almost upon us! This is an excellent time to pull out that gratitude journal and spend a little time each day in quiet contemplation. For the last TWO weeks of 2015:   Spend 5-10 minutes each day thinking on and journaling about five things that bring you joy.   This is a small […]

Healthy You Challenge #37

December 7, 2015

Less than three weeks until Christmas! Does that cause you stress? Use this week’s Healthy You Challenge to help alleviate the stress and replace it with some peace: Buy yourself some new music. Or create a new Pandora station. Make it soothing music without words. Spend at least 15 minutes every day in stillness, listening […]

Healthy You Challenge #36

November 30, 2015

Welcome to the official start to the Christmas season and our last month of Healthy You Challenges! Here is your challenge for this week: Look at your holiday ‘to do’ list. Choose one thing that causes you tremendous stress. Either: a) cross it off your list, or b) find a way to limit the level […]

Healthy You Challenge #35

November 16, 2015

This week, take mini-breaks from your workstation. Use this time to stretch, move around, and fill your water bottle. Also, walk during your lunch and regular break times. Look for more workplace mobility resources later this week! Make it a great week! Team BRPM

Healthy You Challenge #34

November 9, 2015

Plan your meals for the next two weeks rather than leave them to last minute. We will talk more about components of healthy meal planning later this week. For now, read through this post with Dr. Baylor to help you get started. Make it a great week! Team BRPM   Copyright 2015 by BRPM  

Healthy You Challenge #32

October 26, 2015

We are in prime fall harvest season. This week, celebrate the harvest in your kitchen: Make something for dinner using squash.   Need ideas? Here are some websites for inspiration: Food Network Real Simple The Kitchn Whole Living   Happy Autumn! Make it a great week! Team BRPM   Copyright 2015 by BRPM

Healthy You Challenge #31

October 19, 2015

It’s time for reflection! This week:   Take time to look at the past 10 Healthy You Challenges. Choose one challenge to revisit this week.   As we head into the holiday season, keeping healthy commitments to yourself becomes critical. The holidays are wonderful, but they can also be very stressful; hard on your body, […]

Healthy You Challenge #30

October 12, 2015

We are continuing our workplace mobility theme. Last week’s Healthy You Challenge asked you to focus on how your work station is organized, and how that organization may be helping or hurting you in terms of chronic pain. This week:   Read through this post. Choose at least 2 things to adjust in your work […]

Healthy You Challenge #29

October 5, 2015

This week’s Healthy You Challenge focuses on your workplace: Assess your workplace environment. Make notes on how your work station may be contributing to your chronic pain condition. Most chronic pain conditions happen over time. Bad posture, lifting objects repeatedly with poor form, an ill-positioned computer or keyboard or chair; all these things and more […]