PALA: Presidential Active Lifestyle Award

Are You Ready to Get Moving?

This program truly lives up to its name. The Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) challenge will help you add activity to your life, and reward you when you do.

Are you ready to get moving? Join on your own or start a group - whether it's a few friends you'd like to work out with or an organization that could stand to get healthier. You pick your challenge and strive to reach your goal, logging your physical activity along the way. An added bonus for reaching your goal and improving your health: Presidential Active Lifestyle Award!

Daily Physical Activity Is the Key

Earning a PALA is definitely doable by anyone at any fitness level - it just takes commitment. Lace up your shoes, strap on your helmet, and get out there.

Is This For Me?

This challenge is for all participants/all ages, but it's geared toward people who want to set themselves on the path to fitness success.

Here are the goals:
  • Kids and teens (that's anyone between 6 and 17 years): You need to be active 60 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week, for 6 out of 8 weeks. As an alternative, you can count your daily activity steps using a pedometer (girls' goal: 11,000; boys' goal: 13,000).
  • Adults (that's anyone aged 18 and older): You need to be active 30 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week, for 6 out of 8 weeks. As an alternative, you can count your daily activity steps using a pedometer (goal: 8,500).

Starting the PALA will help you or your athletes:
PALA makes fitness fun! Yes, you need to be active every day, but participants can choose all kinds of activities to meet this goal - playing with the kids, gardening, walking, playing basketball, running, yoga, and more.

Did Someone Say "Award"?

It's easy to earn the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award. All it takes is a nearly daily commitment to physical activity for 6 out of 8 weeks. Stick with the program and you'll earn an award in less than two months. So what are you waiting for?

Sign up for the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) challenge today, and in six short weeks you'll be more active, you'll start feeling better, and you can earn an award. How's that for (nearly) instant gratification?




PALA website:
www.presidentschallenge.org/challenge/active/index.shtml

Tips to help you bring PALA to your organization. Get started.
http://www.presidentschallenge.org/challenge/active/getting-started.shtml

Partner with the President's Challenge to support the First Lady's Let's Move!
Initiative and the "Million PALA Challenge":

http://www.presidentschallenge.org/about/advocates/index.shtml