#ygkChallenge: Take Care of Yourself

ygk challenge, healthy lifestyleThe #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkChallenge encourages you to:

Do something good for yourself. We all know we need to take better care of ourselves but it’s so easy to come up with reasons why we can’t make it to the gym, go for that walk, or cook something healthy instead of enjoying the convenience of frozen foods and take out.  At this time of year especially, we tend to hunker down and begin our winter hibernation.  This week, we challenge you to change that pattern and set yourself up for an active, healthy winter.  While joining a gym and eating healthy can be pricey, there are many alternatives.  Don’t switch to organic, just start adding more fruit and veg into your diet.  And who needs a gym when we have the beautiful trails at Little Cat and Lemoine Point?  Spend a little bit of money and take your family to Artillery Park for a swim in their beautiful, new salt water pool.  Whatever it is, little steps can go a long way to overall improvement in both your physical and mental well-being.

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

Thanks to Peyri Herrera for today’s photo.

Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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