Tired of continually being outdone by their female counterparts, the Men of Banyan are taking on a special one-week challenge, starting today. Each day, the Men of Banyan will take on a new quest based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s suggestions for National Men’s Health Week.
So, what will we be doing? Triathlons? Mountain climbing? Bench-pressing small cars? Not that we couldn’t do these things, but for us, the point is that you don’t need to do extreme things in order to have a healthy lifestyle and make smart choices.
With that in mind, we present five challenges to overcome and invite men across the nation to join us on our epic quest:
Monday: Go Fry-less
We guys love our french fries and potato chips, so today our challenge will be swapping those out for a salad or veggies.
Tuesday: Toss a Ball
There’s nothing like throwing the ball around to get in a little activity and unclog the mind.
Wednesday: Go Soda-less
For an entire day, we will deprive ourselves of not only soda, but other sugary beverages (including energy drinks) as well.
Drum up an excuse to walk today. Park farther away from the office or grocery store than you have to – or just go for a walk.
Stress and lack of sleep can lead to health problems…so remember to give your heart a break and get back to the real meaning of “weekend.”