Can I admit something? Lately, I haven’t been doing the best job of taking care of myself. Chasing a little one who still doesn’t sleep through the night most nights while trying to work and care for the rest of my family leaves me exhausted, and I let that exhaustion turn into apathy. I haven’t been sleeping well or eating as well as I’d like, and for a long time, my only real exercise was playing with Juliza all day long. But — and thank goodness I can still have a but — I’m trying to do better. I’m squeezing in actual exercise, and trying to choose healthier snacks when my breastfeeding hunger kicks in.
I’ve been trying to come up with easy ways to change my health for the better in just 10 minutes:
- Walk to the end of the block and back
- Drink a big glass of water
- Do a few minutes of exercise every day to help lower my risk of heart disease
- Chase my kids around the living room or back yard for fun
- Stretch while I’m waiting for the stove or oven to heat up
- Keep healthy snacks like fruit visible so I can easily grab them throughout the day
- Take a multivitamin
- Step away from the smartphone, TV or computer, and just breathe and meditate
- Dance when music is playing
But there can be more to good health than developing good habits. Sometimes, we actually need to go to the doctor to get screened and make sure everything is working as it should. But let’s be honest — not everyone can afford to go to the doctor or to carry health insurance. I know what that feels like. Thankfully, Walmart wants to help.
On Saturday, October 10, you can head to Walmart for America’s Biggest Health Fair, from noon to 4pm. The event will be held at more than 4,400 stores nationwide, so there’s a great chance there’s a store near you. And if you’re willing to invest just 10 minutes of your time, you can learn more about your health with free:
- Blood glucose and blood pressure tests
- Vision screenings
- Product samples
- Health insurance information
- Immunizations administered by Walmart’s more than 17,000 licensed pharmacists
I know that I personally need to get my blood pressure and blood glucose checked, and I’m more than willing to take a few minutes out of my day to get that done. What about you?
TAKE THE #JUST10 CHALLENGE
Realistically, most of us are busy and many don’t spend much time on our health. But realistically, just 10 minutes can start making your life healthier. Tweet with me on 10/10 using the #JUST10 hashtag to share how you use of 10 minutes to achieve a a healthier life!
Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links have been used.