Here’s the September Challenge Calendar!
Try these daily fitness and nutrition challenges
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 September 2016 Challenge Calendar to get started today. In addition to the nutrition challenges on the calendar, this month's fitness focus is a squat/lunge challenge. Squats and lunges are fantastic exercises for the entire body, not just the glutes and quads. They help improve flexibility, mobility and posture. Most importantly, they boost production of anabolic hormones which are known to help burn fat and build muscle. 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 weekly workout.
Do you want even more resources to help meet your health goals? You can click here to see nutrition and walking demonstration videos on our YouTube channel. Links to all of these resources are also in the "More Links" section below this article. These 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 prep tips to help you with the nutrition challenges on the calendar? Check out the "Have a Healthy Meal" page of this website, or 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. The Healthy Lifestyle Program is funded by The Rapides Foundation and administered by CMAP. Click here to learn more about the Healthy Lifestyle Program.