Health Month 2016

How to Build a Better You

720 King West is asking for 30 days to help build a better you by making small changes in your workday habits that will benefit your physical health, and mental wellbeing. This April brings you 4 weeks of healthy activity challenges that focus on a building a healthier, happier version of you. These challenges also promote sustainable choices that help to build a better building environment for ourselves, as well as benefit our community and our planet.

Week One – April 4

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Challenge yourself or make it a group effort! Keep track with your smartphone, Fit BIt, or just plain old counting. How many stairs can you climb in one week?

Week Two – April 11

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There are so many choices available for lunch, whether we bring it from home or grab a bite from a local restaurant. Make smart choices and help to reduce the amount of waste brought into the building by keeping lunch litter to a minimum.

Week Three – April 18

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Reducing stress not only benefits your mental wellbing, it helps you to maintain focus for a job well done. Power down and leave your desk behind for 30-60 minutes to take some time for yourself. Gather some coworkers and join a yoga class, or learn Tai Chi. Meet a friend for lunch. Or just sit quietly and breathe. Whatever you do, do it for you.

Week Four – April 25

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Leave the car behind and walk or ride a bike. If you commute to work on public transit, get off a few stops early and walk a few blocks or bike the rest. Create a scavenger hunt within walking or biking distance, and explore the neighbourhood with your coworkers. Any activity will do, as long as you use two feet and a heartbeat to keep the air clean.

Check back weekly for activity ideas and tips on how to build a better you.

What will you do this month for the health of it?