Make or break a habit this May – join the Youth Opportunities Challenge!

Research shows that as we age, it can become more challenging to maintain good habits. It can be easy to slip into old habits or neglect the healthy ones we've worked hard to establish. However, building good habits is crucial for maintaining our physical and mental health, achieving our goals, and living a happy and fulfilling life.

That's why Living Choice is excited to support the Youth Opportunities Make or Break Challenge running for 21 days this May! Youth Opportunities is an organisation that works to empower young people to overcome life's challenges and build positive futures for themselves. By taking part in the challenge, you'll be helping to fund their programs and support their mission.

The challenge is designed to help people of all ages build healthy habits that stick. Throughout the 21 days, you will be given reminders and tips to support you making or breaking the habit of your choice.

Living Choice directors, Graham Hobbs OAM and Ian Tregoning, have thrown their support behind the challenge and have committed to matching every dollar raised by Living Choice staff members and residents, to a limit of $10,000.

Graham, a former Chair/Board Member of Youth Opportunities, said having good habits was essential particularly when it comes to health. “As we age, our bodies become more susceptible to illness, injury and chronic conditions. However, by building healthy habits like regular exercise, healthy eating and getting enough sleep, we can help protect ourselves from these health challenges," he said.

"It’s not just about physical health," he added. "Having good habits also contributes to our mental health and wellbeing. By building habits like socialising with friends, pursuing hobbies or interests and practising gratitude, we can help improve our mood and overall happiness."

Both Graham and Ian have signed up for the challenge. Graham has committed to writing in a gratitude journal daily and Ian is giving up his beloved Pepsi Max and Coke Zero for 21 days. Many Living Choice staff members have signed up too, with several pledging to do a “7 Minute Workout” daily.

Living Choice invites all staff members and residents to sign up for the challenge. By participating, you'll not only be improving your own health and wellbeing, but you'll also be changing the lives of young people who need support the most.

To sign up for the challenge, scan the QR Code below or click the following link - The Challenge • Youth Opportunities Make-or-Break Challenge (makeorbreak.org.au)  Join the “Choose Living Choice” team to help us keep track of our donations It's free to join, and you'll receive all the information and support you'll need throughout the challenge. Thank you!