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"Get Fit" Challenge

Program Type: Local Effort - Programs and/or activities that have not been evaluated but are identified by local programs as producing positive results.

Description:
The “Get Fit” Challenge is a 16-week program designed to initiate positive, healthy lifestyle changes among adults to prevent diabetes, reduce obesity, and increase physical activity behaviors. The “Get Fit” activities include short and long-distance running training tips, health seminars [ex. proper running shoes/attire, race day foods, keeping motivated], healthy cooking demonstrations, safe weight loss activities, nutrition education, support and encouragement. This program also provides an opportunity for participants to train, as a group, for local marathon events. The physical activity specialist oversees the program, arranges for seminar guest speakers, and schedules the group fitness activities. Over the course of the program, participants develop a strong camaraderie and serve as a support system for each other.

Age Group(s):
Adults

Site Type(s):
Community, Home, Work site

Health Indicator(s):
Health Education , Nutrition , Physical Activity

Service Area:
Navajo

Keyword(s):
Health promotion and wellness, Physical activity

Name: Robyn L. Maho
Site or Location Name: Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation
Address:
P.O. Box 600
167 N. Main St.
Tuba City , AZ 86045
US
Email: Robyn.Maho@tchealth.org
Phone: [928] 283-1430

Primary Contact Name: Robyn L. Maho
Site or Location Name: Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation
Address:
P.O. Box 600
167 N. Main St.
Tuba City, AZ 86045
US
Email: Jerilyn.Slim@tchealth.org
Phone: [928] 283-1420