Level Up Challenge, sponsored by Humana 77
Level Up Challenge, sponsored by Humana

In your wellness journey, you’ve made efforts to do something good for your health every day. 

Think about your routine. What are you already doing that improves your physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual well-being? Maybe you established some new habits during last month’s challenge that really stuck. Whether it’s early morning walks, eating right, getting more sleep, meditating, journaling, or something else, you may have established healthy habits that are now second nature.  

See if you can stretch your healthy behaviors in the Level Up challenge, sponsored by Humana. Remember that the goal is progress, not perfection. Progress gives us a healthy destination to pursue and a greater sense of purpose and meaning. 

This challenge begins on October 9, 2023.

Join us! Click "Yes," under "Ready to Join?" to get started. Invite a #healthynurse you know or share the challenge on your social media by clicking the links on this page.

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Date & Time
Monday October 9th, 2023
End Date & Time
Friday October 20th, 2023

How are you doing in the challenge?

Steve H Steve H May '23

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!

ChristiM ChristiM May '23

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

Rluvinicu Rluvinicu May '23

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.

ChristiM ChristiM May '23

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

ChristiM ChristiM May '23

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!

Liliana85 Liliana85 May '23

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. 

ChristiM ChristiM May '23

@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. 

Liliana85 Liliana85 May '23

3rd day. Just started. 3 miles today

Liliana85 Liliana85 May '23

Morgan Falls Park Atlanta

Thats beautiful. Where is that?

ChristiM ChristiM May '23

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

ChristiM ChristiM May '23
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. 

Liliana85 Liliana85 May '23

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

TBreaux TBreaux May '23
Rode 25 miles on my recumbent bike. 


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

ChristiM ChristiM May '23

@TBreaux That is amazing!! Great job!

Sue Q M Sue Q M May '23

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.  😊

ChristiM ChristiM May '23

@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.