Official Newsletter of the President's Challenge

GET INVOLVED

Plan a Bike to Work event in your community. The National Bike League offers a comprehensive guide to planning a Bike to Work event-including sample press release and sponsorship letters, incentive and celebration ideas, and responses to all the likely excuses you'll hear from people as to why they won't bicycle to work. So, get your co-workers and neighbors into gear and cycle to the office on May 17th. It may just be the start of a bike to work life!

Design a Bike to School event where you teach or your children attend school. This year's nationwide event is May 8th. Encouraging parents to bike with their kids to school, bike decorating, bicycle safety classes, and meeting up with classmates to ride to school together are all suggestions offered in this guide to planning a Bike to School event .

It takes two months on average to develop an easy habit like drinking an extra glass of water or taking a ten minute walk at lunch. Initiate a long-term employee wellness program at your workplace by starting with a month's worth of employee health and fitness month activities in May. The National Association for Health & Fitness (NAHF) and ACTIVE Life assembled this toolkit to help workplaces set co-workers on the path to lifelong healthy habits. Worksite wellness programs have been shown to improve health care cost management, enhance employee productivity, decrease rates of illness and injuries, and reduced employee absenteeism. Benefits for employees include lower stress levels and reduce weight; increased well-being, self-image, and self-esteem; and raised health awareness.