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August Calendar Helps Increase Physical Activity
Tammy Moreau
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August Calendar Helps Increase Physical Activity

Get Healthy Cenla Challenge Calendar is available

Join The Rapides Foundation Get Healthy Cenla Challenge, a daily challenge designed to encourage people to improve their nutrition and physical activity. Our goal is for everyone to eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day and to get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a day, five days a week. 

Download and print the August 2017 Challenge Calendar to get started today. Are you physically active? It takes a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week to be considered physically active and the August Challenge Calendar can help you build activities into your daily routine to meet that goal. The calendar features many different types of activities to keep it interesting, as well as nutrition tips to help you meet your health goals. Remember, physical activity is proven to help control weight, strengthen bones and muscles, decrease the risk for falls, and improve mental health. 

Do you want even more resources to help meet your health goals? You can click the links to see our YouTube videos about: how to eat healthiersimple exercises you can add to your workout; and tips for proper walking techniques. Links to all of these videos are also in the "More Links" section below this article. 

The challenges on our calendar are prepared by trained staff in our CMAP Healthy Lifestyle Program. They are designed to be simple and realistic. If you find the challenges too easy, try doubling the amounts. If they are too hard, don't worry. Do what you can and have fun!

Want some quick and easy vegetable prep tips to help you with the nutrition challenges on the calendar? Visit our vegtogether.org website for lots of tasty and quick ways to prepare veggies. 

The Get Healthy Cenla Challenge is a component of the Healthy Lifestyle Program. This is a program aimed at fighting obesity in Central Louisiana by providing Cenla residents with resources to lead healthy lifestyles. Talk to your doctor for a referral to the Healthy Lifestyle Program or call 318-767-3019 for more information. The Healthy Lifestyle Program is funded by The Rapides Foundation and administered by CMAP. Click here to learn more about the Healthy Lifestyle Program. 

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