Week 10 (Mar 17-23): Celebration

The Road Ahead

This is the final week of the Get Moving Challenge. By now you should have the basic tools necessary to lead a more fit and active lifestyle. Keep it Moving and try some of these LIVE FOR LIFE programs.

GET A FITNESS MAKEOVER

If you are looking for an individualized fitness plan, make an appointment with a fitness specialist by contacting LIVE FOR LIFE at (919) 684-3136, option 1. A fitness specialist can test your current fitness level, assess your body fat percentage and customize an exercise program specifically for you. Specialists can also help you overcome your barriers by offering easy and creative solutions to your fitness questions.

JOIN A GROUP

The Duke Run/Walk Club just started a new session, which meets at the East Campus Wall, West Campus at the Al Buehler Trail, Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital. This program provides support and training protocols that will help progress your walking or running distance. There are different levels from which you can choose, based on your current fitness needs. All fitness levels welcome, including beginners.

EXPAND YOUR OPTIONS

If you are a Duke Fitness Club member, it may be time to challenge yourself by taking some of the classes offered at the gym. However, if class times don't mesh or membership fees are an issue, you can still get the benefits of an exercise class without leaving home. The LIVE FOR LIFE Lending Library offers a variety of exercise videos which include: dance, walking, strength training, Pilates and more. Check out the videos online or in the LIVE FOR LIFE office on the ground floor of Duke South Clinic.

Nutrition: Celebrating Your Successes with Food

This is a great time to look back at your successes and accomplishments.

Celebrating helps unite people and helps to focus on the positive aspects of your accomplishments. We need to take the time to celebrate and acknowledge all your hard work and determination and recognize it was worth it to achieve your goals.

Most people think of celebrating success with food. Even though food is the central focus of most celebrations, you can get creative and try to find other ways to celebrate success. Celebrate your success with non-food items such as a pedicure, buy a new outfit, get a message, get a facial, get your hair done or even go to the latest movie you have been dyeing to see. Look for ways that motivate you toward your goals and will keep you focused.

Congratulations! You should be proud of yourself.