Start A Plank Challenge Tonight!


Today is day 5 of the Work (Out) From Home challenge, powered by Humana!  

Planks are a core-strengthening exercise that don’t require much time. Not only does this exercise work the muscles in your abdomen, it also strengthens your:
  • Biceps
  • Neck
  • Shoulder muscles
  • Legs

Today, start day one of this plank challenge for beginners. Follow the below steps. To start, hold the plank for 5 seconds, then build up to 15 seconds:
  1. Get into push-up position on the floor
  2. Bend your elbows 90 degrees and rest your body weight on your forearms
  3. Keep your torso and legs straight, with toes on the floor — do not sag or bend
  4. Keep your head relaxed and looking forward
  5. Breathe
  6. Hold the position

Keep it going over the weekend and see if you can get through next week as well!

Let us know how you are doing in this month's challenge here. Better yet show us! Post a video in our private Facebook group, or on Twitter, or Instagram and tag us with #healthynurse.

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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on May 15, 2020 6:48 PM America/Chicago

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I'm a little late, but I started the plank challenge today.  Held it for 30 seconds x 2.  Also,  got in a 3.4 mile walk. 
  • Posted Tue 19 May 2020 01:35 AM CDT

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