We’re half way thru Health Education & Outreach’s September Activity Challenge! How many minutes of intentional exercise have you logged so far? I’ve just hit 450 minutes as of this morning!
Most of my minutes of intentional exercise this month have come from resuming my lunch-time walks and kicking my day off with 20 minutes on the treadmill to start the day with a small win! The lunch-time walks in particular have made a huge difference! After a busy couple of years, I’ve neglected this relaxing habit, but this challenge has helped renew my push to get outside during the day – if only for 20-25 minutes. It’s amazing what a little sunshine can do to boost your mood!
Tell us how your doing in the comments below! Have you discovered (or rediscovered) activities that help you boost your intentional exercise? Share them with us!
Here’s the original post about the September Activity Challenge:
Did you know that the Garrett County Health Department’s Heath Education & Outreach Unit is active across Garrett County’s many local communities? From providing nutrition education to diet consultations, this team has been actively working to tackle chronic diseases in Garrett County for years – in addition to coordinating and implementing countless initiatives for after school programs, community outreach events and planning groups, prevention, and more!
This September, GCHD’s Health Education & Outreach Unit is coordinating an exciting challenge to keep Garrett County moving! To get started, download the PDF form below, or reach out at 301-334-7730 to learn more about this exciting program, or other offerings from this fantastic resource for our community.
Download the PDF Form: https://gogarrettcounty.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Sept-Challenge.pdf
Here’s some additional information about this challenge:
- There will be 4 winners and each winner will receive a $50.00 gift card to Shoe Show!
- How to earn an entry in the prize drawing: Participants have a chance to win by zip code and if they are successful at logging 150 minutes or more of physical activity for 4 weeks in September.
- It is open to the public for those who are 18 years and older.
- If a person is not a Garrett County resident but works in Garrett County they can use the zip code of the business.
- Individuals will be divided into 4 teams, based on their zip code.
In addition to this exciting program, you may also be interested in connecting with community planning groups in your town! Call 301-334-7730 to learn more about how to get connected and involved!
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I have been riding my stationary bike for 30 minutes a day.
Like John I have gotten back into lunch time walks during the workday and continuing to walk with my dog Tyson once I get home from work!
Totally forgot to keep up on this. I do r excuse ra h day though.
My minutes of intentional exercise this month have come mostly from brisk walking. It is good for the body.
I missed the first few days, but doing better now. My exercise is a fast walk.
Brisk walking everyday. On paths or on my treadmill. Husband having surgery Thursday so trying to do extra minutes each day this week to make up for possibly not being able to walk the days he is in the hospital. Great program that keeps me motivated!
Nothing like a challenge to keep you motivated to move!
Hope to become more active
I’m hoping to get at least 10,000 steps in per day.