Did You Know
Adults need at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week, and children need 60 minutes of activity each day! That may sound like a lot of time to you, but think of it this way: 150 minutes is 2 hours and 30 minutes, the time you may spend watching a movie or a child spends watching two cartoon programs daily.
The 62 Challenge: 62 Miles In 62 Days
The 62 Challenge is about stepping outside and getting physically active. It is about exploring your local neighborhood and surrounding communities, and interacting with friends, family and neighbors. From July 1 to Aug. 31, we challenge you to make time in your day, at least 30 minutes, to walk, run, bike or swim – anything that moves you forward one mile a day for 62 days!
You can do your activity at once, or break it up into smaller chunks of activity throughout the day. Do what works best for you, as long as you’re physically active for at least 10 minutes at a time for a total of 30 minutes per day.
Walking can be a great way to become more active. Click here for tips on getting started and maintaining your healthy new habit. No matter what activity you choose to do, having the proper footwear is essential to prevent injuries, blisters and calluses. Click here for help finding the right workout shoes for you.
Online support from other challenge participants can be a great motivator. Be sure to like Guthrie’s Facebook page for general wellness, fitness and nutrition information. There you can also comment on posts by sharing your triumphs, stories, photos and videos.
You can also join the 62 Challenge Group on myfitnesspal.com. Registration is free.
Be sure to use the hashtag #62challenge when posting to Facebook, Instragram and Twitter.