Move Your Body, Clear Your Mind Challenge, sponsored by Humana 77
Move Your Body, Clear Your Mind Challenge, sponsored by Humana
Spring is finally here, and it's the perfect time to rejuvenate your body and mind. While we usually associate spring cleaning with caring for our homes; let's not forget to take care of our health, too.

So, why movement? Research shows that exercise is not only good for our physical health, but for our mental well-being, too. Exercise helps to release endorphins, which boost mood and reduce stress levels. In fact, one study found that regular exercise can be just as effective as medication in treating depression. Always talk to your health care provider before stopping any medication.

Other benefits of moving your body to clear your mind include:

Incorporating more movement into your day with the goal of a clearer mind doesn’t have to be hard. You also don’t need a lot of extra time. By joining us on this challenge, we’ll provide 10 actionable tips you can try. Think of activities like walking by a body of water, doing a walking meditation, or playing an outdoor sport.

Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health. So, let's take advantage of the changing seasons to spring clean our bodies and minds.

Though this challenge completed on May 12, 2023, please feel free to do it on your own, with a loved one or a colleague. Get started here.

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Date & Time
Monday May 1st, 2023
End Date & Time
Friday May 12th, 2023

How are you doing in the challenge?


The irony of today's challenge of yard work was already in my agenda to begin after work.  I used to dread yard work and now I see it as an opportunity to burn more calories!

@Steve H I agree, I used to find yard work tedious but when added into an active routine - it's more enjoyable!

Been walking/running 3 miles per day (Indoors). It’s too hot outside. Pruning my roses & other flowers though. I just love to see the beauty in flowers.

@Rluvinicu I got our garden planted today, and it's a lot of work (out) hah!Great job staying active!

Loved yesterday's stretches! I always forget to stretch until I absolutely need it and I really need to remember to just do it before and after bed!

Walking meditation with a labyrinth is probably one of the best ways to really get into nature and enjoy the peaceful energizing power of the earth. If there are any nurses here from San Diego and that work for Scripps, you may recognize this place. 

The building on the right, lower level, is the Dermatology department. I was the nursing supervisor for that department when we moved to that location and I have no idea how I got any work done. I often stayed late because I would catch myself staring out the windows instead of focusing on work. The building on the left and then more towards the back was cardiac rehab and the Integrative Medicine building. Oh how I wished to have worked there. This was really a true blessing to have been able to work so close to the ocean. 

And if you've heard of Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla or Torrey Pines Reserve Golf Course, heres another view that I got to stare at when walking to the cafeteria. Trust me, I am really dreaming of going back to San Diego for the sun and water.. There really is no place like it. 

@LifestyleDesignRN Amazing pictures!! And amazing resources/views!

I know we're already a few days into May, but I started a Nike Run Club challenge for my private facebook group. Its something I've done in the past with friends and family, and its really fun to see how many miles everyone has gotten in. Not to mention that there are “medals” like the Olympics. Its 30 days in May, so just slightly over a mile a day. I got my first mile today with my dogs and anticipate getting longer walks in when I have time to go on hikes or go to other designated walking spots. 

3rd day. Just started. 3 miles today

Morgan Falls Park Atlanta

Thats beautiful. Where is that?

Anyone complete the Flower Scavenger hunt today? Let's see your favorite flowers!!

Beautiful pink flowers!

I didn't complete the scavenger hunt, but I did go for a 1 mile walk and found so many beautiful flowers blooming around town. Im in Oregon and there are lots of streets lined with trees that are in full bloom with many different color flowers. 

I didn't see my favorite flower, Stargazer Lilly, but if I walked by it, I would have known so. Its a very fragrant flower, but not one I would expect to see blooming out here anyway. They're the kind I'll buy for myself and keep them for as long as possible in my house. 

Yes, but I have not seen too many flowers so I focused on the leaves 😊

Rode 25 miles on my recumbent bike. 


Woah!! Way to go. It looks like the sun is out and shinning wherever you are. 

@TBreaux That is amazing!! Great job!

I have been going to the gym to lift weights 2-3 times a week. I plan to increase that, but I am a faculty member at a nursing school, and we are wrapping up the semester and finalizing details for pinning this weekend (go, new grads!!). My daily steps has improved and my sleep has improved significantly.  😊

@Sue Q M That is great to hear! Keep up the great work!

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This webpage offers exercise and fitness information and is designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice. You should consult your healthcare provider before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs.