Everyone likes to be part of a team, right?
While our new health assessment from the Presidential Youth Fitness Program is a great way to measure individual fitness, we also offer two challenges that are perfect for groups.
Geared toward kids on the sedentary side of things, the PALA challenge introduces physical activity and healthier eating into their lives, one week at a time.
One of the goals is to be active 60 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week, for 6 out of 8 weeks. (For adults age 18 and over, it’s just 30 minutes of activity a day.) When we say “be active,” we mean pretty much anything that involves movement of large muscle groups. Basketball, baseball, playing tag, riding a bike, even helping with household chores—there are dozens of activities from which to choose.
The other goal involves following some simple healthy eating guidelines—adding a new one each week.
The Presidential Champions challenge is how active kids raise their fitness to the next level. They log activities and earn points based on the amount of energy each activity burns. Their goal is to see how many points they can earn by staying active. So, the more active students are, the more points they’ll get. And of course, they earn awards based on their point totals.
It’s not just kids who could use a little physical activity in their lives. Consider forming groups with these members:
What are you waiting for? Start a group today!
President’s Challenge awards and sportswear are great rewards for hard work.