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Governor’s Fit Challenge Kicks Off In Colorado

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

Governor Bill Ritter is encouraging all Colorado residents to get healthy and stay fit in his new fitness challange that kicked off Thursday.

Gov. Ritter, the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region VIII are encouraging all Colorado residents to take the National President's Challenge, a six-week fitness challenge designed to get America up and moving.

The National President's Challenge takes physical activity beyond the school gym and into everyday life. All Americans ages 6 and older are encouraged to join the Challenge, be active five days a week, and log their activity on their personal activity tracker for six weeks.

The theme for the National President's Challenge 2008 is "A Healthier Nation: It's Everyone's Challenge."

"As someone who enjoys bicycling, skiing and many other forms of recreation, I encourage all Coloradans to take part in the National President's Challenge," Gov. Ritter said. "Staying fit and getting plenty of exercise is vital to our overall health and wellness efforts.”

“The President's Challenge is a perfect opportunity for people young and old to step up, get active and have fun."

The National President's Challenge kick-offs on Thursday, March 20 and end May 15. Participants can register for the Challenge through April 3.

Participants can join as an individual or create a group with friends, neighbors, family and co-workers to exercise together.


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