Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Week 1 - The Living Well in Retirement Weekly Challenge 2014

The Week 1 Challenge

The most important thing in our life is our health - not wealth.  Without good health life is miserable. Many of us have not paid much attention to our health during our working lives - and are living with often multiple consequences of that neglect.

Now that you are retired and have the time your challenge for this first week is .... to get moving!!! That's right - switch off the TV, computer, i-Pad or smart phone, get up out of the chair and walk right out the door!

Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes, together with good socks to protect your feet.

Wherever you are walk first thing in the morning - breathe the clear air, take in the scenery, enjoy the bird song, take both your partner and the dog! With the walk out the way you won't have to worry about fitting it into some part of the rest of your busy day - and you will feel energised and vital!

If you have health issues get your doctor's advice regarding how to tackle this challenge. Start with a short walk, and increase the time and distance as your body responds.

Move and your body will love you - we humans are designed to walk considerable distances daily!

So walk, walk, and walk some more! Walking will cost you nothing, but in return your health - and you - will reap massive rewards! Simple really!

Let me know how you go!




  1. Sounds great! I've been walking for the last several months now, early in the am. I only miss out if I'm not feeling so well, like at the moment I have a bug. Great post. Thanks!

  2. Congratulations Liz, you are on track! I do hope you are on the mend and bounce back to full health really soon! Sending get well wishes to you!

  3. If anyone esle is thinking of joining this challenge please leave a comment below! It's your challenge!