Need ways to increase your physical activity?
Check out the August Challenge Calendar
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 August 2016 Challenge Calendar to get started today. In addition to the nutrition challenges throughout the calendar, this month's fitness focus is on increasing your physical activity. Physical activity is proven to help control weight, strengthen bones and muscles, improve the ability to do daily activities, decrease the risk for falls, improve mental health, and reduce the risk for certain types of cancers, cardiovascular disease, and Type 2 diabetes. Click here if you'd like to visit the Foundation's YouTube channel to see our video demonstrations of exercises you can add to your daily workout.
Want more resources to help you meet your health goals? We also have nutrition and walking demonstration videos on our YouTube channel, so be sure to check them out. Links to all of these resources are also in the "More Links" section below this article. These challenges 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!
We also have lots of easy and healthy recipes on the "Have a Healthy Meal" page of this website, and you can find more vegetable prep tips at vegtogether.org. Check it out today!
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. The Healthy Lifestyle Program is funded by The Rapides Foundation and administered by the Cenla Medication Access Program (CMAP). Click here to learn more about the Healthy Lifestyle Program.