Active April: Action for Happiness releases their Daily Action calendar


2022 Update: Action for Happiness has updated its website and program offerings. For the most-up-to-date information and calendar, please visit

From Action for Happiness: This month we’re encouraging you to get active, get outdoors and take care of your body. Let’s reap the benefits of getting our bodies moving and breathing more deeply as a result of exercising, laughing and even singing. We don’t all need to run marathons – there are simple things we can all do to take care of our bodies – for example unplugging from technology, getting outside and – importantly – making sure we get enough sleep. For more information and to download a high resolution version of the calendar, visit

Active April 2021 with daily actions to help you take care of your body:

  • April 1 Thursday: Commit to being more active this month, starting today
  • April 2 Friday: Listen to your body and be grateful for what it can do
  • April 3 Saturday: Spend as much time as possible outdoors today
  • April 4 Sunday: Have a day free from TV or screens and get moving instead
  • April 5 Monday: Eat healthy and natural food today and drink lots of water
  • April 6 Tuesday: Turn a regular activity into a playful game today
  • April 7 Wednesday: Do a body-scan meditation and really notice how your body feels
  • April 8 Thursday: Get natural light early in the day. Dim the lights in the evening
  • April 9 Friday: Give your body a boost by laughing or making someone laugh
  • April 10 Saturday: Turn your housework or chores into a fun form of exercise
  • April 11 Sunday: Be active outside. Dig up weeds or plant some seeds
  • April 12 Monday: Set yourself an exercise goal or sign up to an activity challenge
  • April 13 Tuesday: Move as much as possible, even if you’re stuck inside
  • April 14 Wednesday: Make sleep a priority and go to bed in good time
  • April 15 Thursday: Relax your body & mind with yoga, tai chi or meditation
  • April 16 Friday: Get active by singing today (even if you think you can’t sing!)
  • April 17 Saturday: Go exploring around your local area and notice new things
  • April 18 Sunday: Make time to run, swim, dance, cycle or stretch today
  • April 19 Monday: Have a ‘no screens’ night and take time to recharge yourself
  • April 20 Tuesday: Spend less time sitting today. Get up and move more often
  • April 21 Wednesday: Focus on ‘eating a rainbow’ of multi-colored vegetables today
  • April 22 Thursday: Regularly pause to stretch and breathe during the day
  • April 23 Friday: Enjoy moving to your favorite music. Really go for it
  • April 24 Saturday: Go out and do an errand for a loved one or neighbor
  • April 25 Sunday: Get active in nature. Feed the birds or go wildlife-spotting
  • April 26 Monday: Try a new online exercise, activity or dance class
  • April 27 Tuesday: Take an extra break in your day and walk outside for 15 minutes
  • April 28 Wednesday: Find a fun exercise to do while waiting for the kettle to boil
  • April 29 Thursday: Meet a friend outside for a walk and a chat
  • April 30 Friday: Become an activist for a cause you really believe in

Contributed by Diane Ahern. She had been contemplating her New Year’s Resolutions and was searching for a monthly Kindness Calendar. She stumbled upon a series of monthly calendars from Action for Happiness, a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. Diane is providing this calendar as information to those in our University City community who may want to spread more happiness. UCCA neither supports nor endorses the Action for Happiness organization or movement … but likes the idea of spreading happiness and kindness throughout University City. For more information about UCCA, visit

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