Find Your Favorite Flower

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Welcome to day 1 of the Stride-and-Seek Challenge, Powered by Humana!

The more steps people walk, the better their health. Studies prove that taking more steps increases lifespan and improves mental health. Yet why is it so hard to get “enough” steps in each day? And what can we do to better motivate ourselves, especially in the long run? 

Small habits can create significant long-term results. An ideal scenario involves making small changes that ultimately improve your number of steps each day. You don’t have to go to extreme measures to reach that seemingly lofty 10,000 steps recommendation. And with a 10-day challenge like the one you’re about to start, a fresh perspective can make getting extra steps a cinch.

We encourage you to get out for a short walk or jog each day of the challenge. It doesn’t have to be long — even a quick walk around the block is sufficient. The purpose is to get extra steps as well as some fresh air — all while taking part in our scavenger hunt. 

While you're out there today, keep an eye out for your favorite flower. Do you love petunias, daisies, sunflowers, or geraniums? Or maybe the classic rose is your go-to. Science shows that flowers benefit our emotional well-being and make us happier. So not only is your body and mind benefiting from increased steps and physical activity, but stopping to smell the roses is literally doing your body/mind good. 

When you find the flower you prefer, take a picture or video and share it with us in the challenge update thread here, in our private Facebook group, or on Twitter, or Instagram, then tag us with #strideandseek and #healthynurse. 

If you found this helpful, use the social media links on the left side of your page to share it with a nurse and invite them to join Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation!.

Join us on day 2.

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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Jul 11, 2021 5:01 PM America/Chicago

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