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Need a fun way to stay healthy during the holidays?

Challenge Calendar offers fitness, nutrition tips

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 get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a day, five days a week. 

Download and print the December 2017 Challenge Calendar to get started today. December's fitness focus is "The 12 Days of Fit-mas!" This challenge will start with the exercise for the 1st Day of Fit-mas, then, on the 2nd day, you'll do the exercise for that day plus the exercise for the 1st day, and so on...just like the song! There are also lots of nutrition tips throughout the month to help you stay healthy during the holidays.

As the holiday season moves into full swing, we've also prepared some healthy holiday recipes for you, complete with video demonstrations of how to prepare them. Be sure to check out the "Have a Healthy Holiday" page on our website for recipes and videos. 

Do you want even more resources to help meet your health goals? You can click here to see videos about how to eat healthiersimple exercises you can add to your workout, and tips for proper walking techniques on our YouTube channel. Links to all of these resources 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? Check out 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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