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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Answer the President's Challenge

As part of 4-H’s involvement with the Let’s Move campaign, 4-H National Headquarters has started a group to take the President's Challenge together - and you and you’re family are invited to be part of it! The President's Challenge is for one million Americans to complete the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA).  4-H is answering this call by setting a goal to have 100,000 4-H members and their families complete their PALA.  The Presidential Active Lifestyle Award recognizes those individuals who log their recommended physical activity for six weeks, five days a week (60 minutes for youth, 30 minutes minimum for adults).

Signing up for the 4-H group is simple. All you have to do is register. It's quick, and there's no cost to participate!

HOW TO JOIN: 1) Go to www.presidentschallenge.org/ and click on PALA Challenge      2) Fill out the registration form.     3) When you arrive at your personal dashboard page, click on the groups tab and join the 4-H group.  Your Group ID Number: 96548 Your Group Name: National 4-H Program 4) After registering, start logging your activities. As you log activities you'll be able to track your progress toward winning a President's Challenge Award or Medal.

This goes hand in hand with our Perry County Health 4 Ever Challenge! Has your club taken part in challenge? Here’s a challenge ….. each person in attendance at each meeting walks a minimum of ½ mile to a mile. These minutes can go towards the President’s Challenge! For more information on Perry County’s Health 4 Ever Challenge, talk to your club leader or Renate.
Physical activity is important! Take it from me (Renate)!  What a difference an active lifestyle has made in my life. I feel better after I exercise, even if it’s a short walk. I eat less, feel great and I’ve lost weight!  Let’s stay fit, stay active and keep focused on our fourth “H”...health!