November Challenge Calendar Available
Fitness Focus: The "Planksgiving Challenge"
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 November 2016 Challenge Calendar to get started today. November's focus is the "Planksgiving Challenge," 30 days of thanks and planks! Planks strengthen your core by engaging multiple muscle groups at the same time. This results in tighter abs, increased flexibility, better balance, and less back pain. Click here to see a video demonstration of how to do a plank.
Do you want even more resources to help meet your health goals? You can click here to see videos about how to eat healthier, simple 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 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.