November Challenge: 30 Days of Thanks and Planks!
November Calendar has focus on National Diabetes Month
Join The Rapides Foundation's 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.
November's focus is the "Thanks and Planks Challenge." Planks strengthen your core by engaging multiple muscle groups at the same time. Benefits of doing planks for 30 days include a tighter tummy, improved posture, flexibility and balance, a stronger core, and less back pain. Click here to see a demonstration of how to do a plank. Focus on giving "Thanks" during November by creating an attitude of gratitude by writing down something you are thankful for each day. The Healthy Lifestyle Program invites you to join the challenge and tag us on social media with #hlpthanksandplanks challenge 2021.
The calendar also has a focus on National Diabetes Month. Making small changes in daily habits can help lower risk & prevent Type 2 diabetes. Change can be hard, but the challenge calendar provides tons of ideas to start making healthier habits.
The Get Healthy Cenla Challenge Calendar offers daily tips and challenges designed to increase physical activity and healthy eating. Click the link to download the November 2021 Challenge Calendar.
In addition to our calendar, we have even more resources to help you 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!
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.