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Healthy Body Healthy Mind 30 Day Challenge

This article is part of our Healthy Body Healthy Mind series

We spend SO much time looking after other people once we become parents that some times we forget to stop and look after ourselves.  This challenge is about taking a few minutes to look after body and mind.  The challenge involves making sure your health checks are up to date (don’t just think about it – DO IT) and your mind.  The most important part of this weeks challenge is the Breast Check, this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Week 1

cf_calendar_ribbon_260x109-(1)Health: Breast Check – Cheeky Check Up

About You: Find 5 mins for yourself

Exercise: 10 Tips to Find Time to Exercise

Tip: Stock up on sunscreen & hats for upcoming summer. More information here on Sun protection in 0-12 months

Recipe: Celebrate in style and stay healthy. (Edible Fruit Bowl)

Nutrition:  Thnking about having a baby? Here is a Pre-conception Nutrition guide

Get OUTSIDE: Go to the zoo, find a new park, go for a walk


Week 2

Health: Pap Smear – every 2 years. Book in NOW.  Yes it may not be your favourite way to spend a day but it may save your LIFE. More information

About You: Meditation for busy mums

Exercise: 10 Tips to Stay Motivated

Nurture You: Drink only water for an entire day (no coffee/soft drink/etc)

Tip: Watch the UV index daily to know when to stay out of the sun         `

Recipe: (Meatballs with smuggled goodness)

Nutrition: General Nutritional requirements and guidelines in pre-conception and pregnancy

Get OUTSIDE: Go to a petting zoo, walk to school/shops, meet friends at your favourite park


Week 3

Health: Skin Cancer Check – Book in NOW.

About You: Yoga for busy mums

Exercise: Why you need to move

Nurture You: AVOID alcohol for the week

Nutrition: Achieving optimal nutrition and health in pre-conception and pregnancy

Recipe: Fresh Spring Rolls

Get OUTSIDE: Have a picnic, have a play at the beach


Week 4

Health: Do your PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISE! Go on, do THEM. Tips

About You: Call a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while

Exercise: Maintain the momentum

Nurture You: QUIT smoking. More information at quit.org.au

Nutrition: Specific nutrient recommendations in preconception and pregnancy

Recipe: (Spaghetti and Veggie Balls)

Get OUTSIDE: Go for a bushwalk, find a new walking path


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