The Healthy Fitness Challenge is sponsored by the Anne Arundel
County Department of Health
The Healthy Fitness Challenge was originally created by the Learn To Live Program which is a community-based program that focuses
on healthy living. The program has helped County residents
quit smoking or never start to smoke, encouraged them to get cancer
screenings, offered information about healthy eating and encouraged
them to protect themselves from the sun.
Lack of exercise and poor eating habits place County residents at
increased risk not only for cancer but diabetes and cardiovascular
disease as well.
The Healthy Fitness Challenge is a fun, interactive program designed for County residents of all ages to get Anne Arundel County on the move and eating better! What better way to shape up!
Objectives of the Fitness Challenge:
The objectives of the Fitness Challenge are:
- To increase physical activity for adults (over the age of 18) to
a minimum of 30 minutes per day 6 to 7 days per week and to increase
physical activity for children (under the age of 18) to at least 60
minutes per day 6 to 7 days per week.
- To increase fruit and vegetable consumption to at least 5 cups per day.