Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation - Snaps and Steps Challenge, sponsored by Humana 77
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation - Snaps and Steps Challenge, sponsored by Humana

May brings National Nurses Month and Mental Health Month, so it's the perfect time to open the door and embrace the healing power of nature with the Snaps and Steps challenge, sponsored by Humana.

Research shows that spending time in nature lowers stress, anxiety, and depression while improving mood and well-being. Walking at least 10,000 steps per day is another activity that has a slew of health benefits, including relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety. If your stress levels are climbing, a nature walk can help ease the load. Just a few minutes outside can significantly affect how you feel.

Getting a quick boost for your mental health isn’t as complicated as it seems. Simply step outside! 

Instead of listening to music or a podcast, let’s focus on the sights, sounds, and smells of nature during this challenge. We’ll listen to birds chirping, find beautiful flowers, and simply take time to breathe fresh air. We’ll also snap some photos to share with fellow nurses. Each task is designed to lift your spirits and reconnect you with the healing energy of the outdoors.

Are you ready to kick your stress and anxiety to the curb while having fun and getting in your steps? Lace up your shoes, step outside, and let's start this adventure together.

Are you ready? Sign up today!

This challenge starts on May 6. 

Warning: Please consult with your medical provider before engaging in strenuous cardiovascular activity.

This challenge is sponsored by Humana. 

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Date & Time
Monday May 6th, 2024
End Date & Time
Friday May 17th, 2024

How are you doing in the challenge?


This challenge has been extremely restful in mind & body for me.

@Rluvinicu I agree! I love this challenge!

Great, it has been a nice pause in my super busy nurse days :) a good reminder to stop and enjoy the moment. Thank you


My walking buddies! 

Listening to the sounds of the train this morning

Day 5: In the bustling city it is difficult to find serenity. That’s why I have my own personal area to relax & close my eyes after work. It helps de-stress my day.

@Rluvinicu That sounds wonderful!

referring back to day 4 walking around. I found a great many insects who I swear were working as hard as me! I don’t think they rest much either.

My 7 year old grandson and I have started a challenge for the summer. Each week we are going to a different park/trail that‘s located where I live. He has been such an encouragement to me. He gets me up early, let’s go walking grandma! I love it!

Definitely a bit breezy here today. Keeps the hotter weather at bay & lovely cool evenings.

Love the beautiful singing of the birds in the mornings. (Unable to attach video).

My favorite time of year when all the new blooms are out.

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Please Note:

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.