If you participated in October’s Hancock Health Challenges, you’re already well on your way to sharing your passion for healthy living with the people you care about this holiday season. November takes this generosity to a more thoughtful place, from bringing a delicious meal to someone who may need it to carving out a simple space for your own joy each day.
Like everything else in this crazy year, the holidays are bound to be a little different. How can we still let the people we love the most know that we’re thinking about them and want them to have the best? Good health is something none of us should take for granted—especially this year. Passion is contagious. Share yours.
Hopefully these simple ideas will prove meaningful to the people in your life this November. As always, we want to see what you’re doing to live a healthier life. When you complete a Hancock Health Challenge, post a picture or video on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #HancockHealthChallenge.
Click the link to download your printable Live Healthy Calendar for November, or get the interactive PDF version.
Check out the November challenges below. Here’s to sharing good health!
Week 1: Share your bounty.
Fall is a time of year when we’re typically cooking for a crowd—Thanksgiving, steaming pots of chili, the last of the late summer garden produce. We’ve all been cooking more from home this year. And that means more leftovers.
There are few gifts more personal than cooking a delicious, homemade meal for someone you love. Instead of letting your leftovers go to waste sitting in the fridge, why not share that hearty pot of chili or leftover Thanksgiving turkey with someone you know would appreciate it?
Is the elderly neighbor cooking for himself all the time? Is it time to prove to your mom that you can pull off one of her signature recipes? Once your family has had their fill, consider bringing the leftovers to someone you’re thinking of this holiday season.
Week 2: Give yourself the space you need.
In order to be thoughtful and caring to those around us, we must first give ourselves the space we need to be our best. As we all spend more time at home, it’s important to be thoughtful and intentional with the little space that we have. That’s why we’re encouraging you to explore the Danish lifestyle and philosophy of hygge, to help you create a space that brings you joy each day.
Learn how this simple concept might help you redesign a cluttered or ignored space in your home. These spaces can be different for everyone, depending on your interests or goals. It’s more about exploring what means happy living for you. So don’t get overwhelmed thinking we’re pushing you to dive into the latest design trend. We’re just challenging you to commit to creating a home that fosters comfort, rather than one that adds to your stress or drains your energy. As our homes have been forced to double and triple as offices, classrooms, and more this year, giving more thought to the space that we have might be just what the doctor ordered.
Week 3: Celebrate with natural holiday decor.
As we’re nesting this winter, holiday decorations can be a welcome reminder of normalcy. We have those traditions of hauling the season’s stringed lights down from the attic. But what if we started a new tradition of creating beautiful holiday decorations from the things we have around us? The pinecones from the tree in the back yard can transform into a beautiful wreath or centerpiece, and something as simple as dried fruit can be a great ornament.
Rather than spending your hard-earned money on another discount-store decoration that will end up in the landfill, be resourceful and creative with homemade, natural touches this year.
Week 4: Bring a buddy to a group workout.
As COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the country, fitness instructors have been forced to get creative while keeping people active. From virtual classes to socially distanced yoga instruction, it has been encouraging to see the many ways people are still coming together to commit to healthier living.
Will you be the spark someone needs to reach their health and fitness goals in the coming year? Maybe a friend could be your partner in a more active hobby or passion. Commit to extending an invite to someone you think could benefit from your favorite fitness class this month.
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