What’s Your Healthy Heart Exercise?
**Disclosure: This is a post written by me on behalf of United HealthCare. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.
It’s that time of the month again! No, not that time. It’s time for another photo challenge from Source4Women!
If you’re unfamiliar with Source 4Women, it’s a community created by United Healthcare that provides healthy living information on things like nutrition exercise, health screenings and more for women. Every month they do a photo contest to encourage you to live a healthy and active lifestyle. In honor of February being Healthy Heart month, this month’s dare is all about doing heart healthy exercise. This is the perfect follow-up to last month’s challenge being about healthy resolutions.
The photo I decided to upload this month is a picture of me, Baby Awesome, and Kona on a walk several weeks after Baby Awesome was born. The only exercise I was able to do for the first 6 weeks after her birth was walking. And I couldn’t even walk all that far. So walking and carrying Baby Awesome in my Ergo360 baby carrier was my way to stay heart healthy. Plus carrying her in the baby carrier is a great core and strength workout, right? This is the photo I decided to upload for this month:
I think walking is a great way to keep your heart healthy and keep yourself active when you might be injured or easing yourself back into a workout routin. Once you can walk several miles and feel good you know you are on your way back to getting into shape I just went to the doctor this week and am now cleared to workout and cannot wait to get back and start surfing, running, and doing some higher intensity workouts again. But I know I need to ease into it and start slow. More on that to come.
Here are some more fun photos from the gallery that I liked this month:
The Giveaway – Win A Fitbit Charge!
And now it’s time for the fun part of this month’s challenge – The Giveaway!
Every month there is a prize on the We Dare You site valued at $400. In addition to this, you have the opportunity to win an additional prize by entering through Fit & Awesome. This month we’ve decided to give away another Fitbit Charge! Why? Because it was so popular last month that people actually emailed to see if they won and were sad when we told them a winner had already been chosen (congrats to Jeff L. by the way). Not only that, but the Charge is still a pretty new device that I haven’t even been able to try out yet so we think it’d be fun to give this away to one lucky winner.
Here’s How to Enter:
2) Click on “Enter”
3) This will launch a popup that allows you to upload your photo. Make sure to use the promo code “FitandAwesome” when uploading.
**Note: you must enter this promo code to be eligible to win the Fitbit Charge so don’t forget!**