October Challenge Calendar Encourages Eating Healthy as a Family
Use daily challenges to reach your fitness and nutrition goals
Join The Rapides Foundation's Get Healthy Cenla Challenge, a daily challenge designed to encourage people to improve their nutrition and physical activity. Our goal is for everyone to eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day, and get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a day, five days a week.
October is National Eat Together, Eat Better Month. Research shows that eating meals together teaches kids healthier eating habits, improves social skills, creates stronger family communication, and can reduce risky behaviors in kids. When coworkers spend time together over a meal, morale can improve, making for a healthier work environment. The October Challenge Calendar offers ways to get the family involved in meal time as well as healthy meal tips.
Don't forget to check out the Weekend Football Challenge, which includes exercises you can do while watching your favorite teams. For a delicious – and nutritious – game-time snack, try this recipe for veggie nachos. The Get Healthy Cenla Challenge Calendar offers daily tips and challenges designed to increase physical activity and healthy eating. Click here to download the October 2021 Challenge Calendar.
In addition to our calendar, we have even more resources to help you meet your health goals. You can click here to see videos about how to eat healthier, simple exercises you can add to your workout, and tips for proper walking techniques on our YouTube channel. Links to all of these resources are also in the "More Links" section below this article.
The challenges on our calendar are prepared by trained staff in our CMAP Healthy Lifestyle Program. They are designed to be simple and realistic. If you find the challenges too easy, try doubling the amounts. If they are too hard, don't worry. Do what you can, and have fun!
The Get Healthy Cenla Challenge is a component of the Healthy Lifestyle Program. This is a program aimed at fighting obesity in Central Louisiana by providing Cenla residents with resources to lead healthy lifestyles. Talk to your doctor for a referral to the Healthy Lifestyle Program, or call 318-767-3019 for more information. The Healthy Lifestyle Program is funded by The Rapides Foundation and administered by CMAP. Click here to learn more about the Healthy Lifestyle Program.